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September 28, 2008

Recursion, reflecting on reflections

September 28, 2008

 Recursion does not come by me very often, and then three examples present themselves in as many weeks. An Examination board that asks teachers to assess portfolio work against given criteria; then asks for predicted grades for each student. If the predictions, nationally, are lower that the actual grades based on the assessment against criteria, the grades are adjusted downwards. While ...

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September 24, 2008

Scott Wilson on PLEs

September 24, 2008

The open conference season is open and we started the bestway. Scott WIson shared very interesting perspectives on PLEs with us and our audience joined in with equal enthusiasm. Above all it was a great debate of ideas, where everyone had a chance to share their perspectives. And this is what EVOLVE aims at: an open discussion by and ...

From: Cristina Costa - Read more

December 18, 2007

Special Issue of Interactive Learning Environments on PLEs

December 18, 2007

Interactive Learning Environments has published a special issue on Personal Learning Environments, edited by Mark Johnson and Oleg Lieber. The table of contents is as follows:Editorial     Personal Learning Environments 1 – 2 Authors: Oleg Liber; Mark Johnson DOI: 10.1080/10494820701772645 ...

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October 30, 2007

Show that you Share! In Utrecht!

October 30, 2007

I'm delighted to have been asked to lead a workshop on social networking services and social search at the forthcoming Bazaar European Conference, 14 December 2007 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. For those of you who don't know, Bazaar is a European funded project seeking to support the development of a community around Open Source Software ...

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August 24, 2007

More on that Manchester PLE project

August 24, 2007

Some time ago I posted a podcast about a new prototype PLE system which was demoed at the Emerge Manchester event. The interview was recorded by Cristina Costa. Unfortunatley we didn't get the name of the student. So I was delighted to get an email from Ashish Ughade. "Hi Graham", he says."While researching elgg as part of my project ...

From: Graham Attwell - Read more

July 04, 2007

Concerning multiple-channels, personalisation, individualism and (our) choices

July 04, 2007

I liked Nicola van den Berg’s post about personalisation, particularly "there is also great importance in group learning, in interacting with other people, every conversation can be a learning point, therefore other people are very important, and to not care about them, would ultimately isolate yourself and be detrimental to your overall learning." Elsewhere, well documented, so ...

From: Mark van Harmelen - Read more

June 30, 2007

1,000,000 users

June 30, 2007

At the University of Manchester we are prototyping a social software system / PLE aimed at a user population of 1,000,000 users. We also want it to become Emerge's base social software system, capable of being used by anyone in the Emerge community who wants to build specialist social software. That is really a matter of individual choice, but ...

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PLEs and me 2

June 30, 2007

Nicola considers what a PLE is in a recent post. There are a few replies I might give, but first I'll note that I'll avoid disappearing into a philosophical quagmire on the three levels of description that the concept provides. Perhaps more on that in another post for those consumed by fervor along the lines of "its a concept" ...

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May 17, 2007

emerging sounds with Niall Sclater

May 17, 2007

It is always nice at conferences when someone comes up and says "i read your blog every day" or "I really enjoy your blog". OK - they are probably after a free pint but it is worth it. A month ago I was in Salzburg for a conference on Open Educational Resources and Social software. It was beautiful day ...

From: Graham Attwell - Read more

May 10, 2007

Aesthetic Computing Manifesto

May 10, 2007

I only recently stumbled on the Aesthetic Computing Manifesto but I think it is quite important. Aesthetic computing, they say is "the application of art theory and practice to computing. " They go on to say:" We wish to strike a balance between cognitive and material aesthetics. Software as written in text or drawn with flow-charting may be considered ...

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