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July 05, 2008

Does the e-framework work?

July 05, 2008

I have just been re-reading parts of the e-framework (well, it was a 'slow news day') so that I could offer colleagues on the Streamline project advice on creating Service Usage Models (SUMS).  Everytime I look at the framework documentation, I find it 'worthy but dull' ... and I suspect the framework itself is worthy but doomed. When I ...

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April 20, 2008

Back from ...

April 20, 2008

I have not posted a blog entry for a long time ... but have been keeping up (more or less).  Why resurrect this blog.  Well, no particularly good reason .. just that at a recent project meeting (Streamline) it seemed that we were engaged in considerable activity to document current activity rather than make further progress.  I understand that ...

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August 28, 2007

A Wii Game

August 28, 2007

I bought a Nintendo Wii recently - for the family of course!  Actually, I wanted to see how well the 'innovative interface' (I'd read so much about) worked in practice.... and it works remarkably well.  It has put a range of technologies together in a novel way to create an entirely new experience - at least in the mass ...

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June 30, 2007

Priorities!

June 30, 2007

I'm a School Governor and last week was involved in the appointment of a new Head Teacher .. gruelling and the reaon for my lack of involvement here!  As part of the process each candidate talked to a group of students - one from each year group ... about technology, bullying, homework, etc.  When asked about the use of ...

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June 19, 2007

Help wanted - apply within!

June 19, 2007

I am currently doing some work with an FE college .... and trying to establish whether the difference in the age/level of learners makes a difference to their expectations of, and use of, e-learning.  My experience, so far, of the academic staff is that their expectations and use are as varied as in the HE community.  Anyone have any ...

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June 10, 2007

Ppphhheewww!

June 10, 2007

Back from Majorca. Tanned (a bit).  Fit (a bit less).  Thought I'd catch up. the online days looked to have been fun ... but I get the impression that I'm not running fast enough to keep up (never mind, raise a barn).  Is this how students feel ... and if so, how do they address the problem.  Perhaps I'll ...

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June 01, 2007

Speed Read

June 01, 2007

This community (not surprisingly) is an active one.  Great!  But it does mean there's a lot to read and a lot of points of contact to monitor.   I am on holiday next week and likely to be at least partially out of touch. Evidence from students suggests that a pile of un-accessed postings on blogs and discussions is intimidating - ...

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May 31, 2007

Help! Quick! don't panic! Just do it!

May 31, 2007

Activity 7 already.  I don't remember the original email.  They (the powerful ones) will never believe I didn't receive it.  How do I get my community entry up?  Where?  When?  No time.  Too busy in Second Life!Professor Janet Finlay (intimidating working with a real Prof) and I are the team looking at "Social Networking to Aid Resource Discovery" - believing ...

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May 28, 2007

Why do I learn?

May 28, 2007

Yesterday, I asked about "How do I learn? .... but perhaps it is more pertinent to ask "Why do I learn?" because this possibly dictates the "How".  I seem to be learning a lot at the moment just to 'get things done'.  Sometimes I resent the time it takes when I could be doing 'other things'.  Often, thankfully, the process ...

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May 26, 2007

How do I learn?

May 26, 2007

I've just managed to get a picture of me as my icon ... rather than the silhouette used earlier.  (In fact the silhouette was better looking!)How did I work out how to do this .. by 'exploring', by remembering how I'd done it elsewhere ... and, of course, by just doing it - trying it to see what worked.This is ...

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