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March 30, 2009

Twitter for teaching: don’t believe what you read

March 30, 2009

There’s been a fair bit published/blogged/tweeted about Sir Jim Rose’s Blueprint for a new primary curriculum. This report is due out in April 2009 but as been ‘leaked’ and reported widely. The recent press storm and associated knicker wetting is summed up by some great headlines: Pupils to study Twitter and blogs in primary schools shake-up by the Guardian Exit Winston ...

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March 25, 2009

Evaluation Study … part 1

March 25, 2009

Over the last few days I have been testing the metadata generator with some willing participants (3 in total). There were four parts to this study. The first task set comprised of a series of find and complete tasks aimed at testing the intuitiveness of the interface and terminology. Participants at this stage weren’t privy to ...

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It’s amazing what you find ..

March 25, 2009

… as deadlines loom. Have no idea why I haven’t previously bloged these, possibly intended to use in some report some where. Regardless, early on I went on a hunt to see what independent tools already existed out there regarding metadata. During this I came across a couple of interesting reports from CETIS: Learning ...

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March 23, 2009

The Sharing Vision

March 23, 2009

Prompted by the visit to Belfast we decided it would be a good idea to formally examine our (Leeds met) sharing philosophy regarding LOs. As this hasn’t been previously represented I also thought it might be a good idea to model pre and post sharing with regard to the repository. Again I have fallen back ...

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March 16, 2009

Digital Literacy Debate

March 16, 2009

Picture credit CollaboraiveSociability by vaXzineI've put up a wiki to help organize attendees, resources, schedule and outputs from the Digital Literacy debate that will be taking place online, in Elluminate, on Friday 27 March 2009, at 1pm GMT. The event arose from conversations on Twitter, around the meaning and definition of digital literacy, and frustration about ...

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Reporting on Belfast Metropolitan College Visit

March 16, 2009

Although I originally planed to do a day by day account of our visit to Belfast Met I decided that this would not give a coherent and clear view of the workflows that they have developed. Also Nick has already voiced the more personal aspects of the visit, so I won’t be repeating them here. ...

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March 11, 2009

Next Generation Technologies in Practice 09

March 11, 2009

John, Stuart, Jill, Tony and I have just spent two days in Loughborough at the Next Generation Technologies in Practice JISC conference which has been very stimulating. This morning John and I led a session entitled Social Technologies for Sharing Practice, with Wendy representing Persona and Jim Hensman Planet, where we looked at the ...

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March 10, 2009

Sounds of the Bazaar- LIVE internet Radio today

March 10, 2009

The March edition of Emerging Sounds of the Bazaar will be broadcast live today, Tuesday 10 March, at 18.00 UK time, 1900 Central European Time. This is a Sounds Special - being broadcast live from the Jisc Next Generation Technologies in Practice conference in Loughbrough, UK. The programme will be co-presented by Graham Attwell and Josie Fraser and will ...

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Ceci n'est pas une pipe?

March 10, 2009

There will be a wiki to put the link? ...

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Critical friendship

March 10, 2009

The critical friends are launching a portal. This will go live at the end of the month. They are looking for feedback on the benefits for stakeholders: project teams, critical friends themselves, and institutional managers.Reflexive generativity in a difficult role to sustain.This will be very useful for a CoP of critical friends, as well as for those about to ...

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