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February 16, 2009

Online discussion on Sharing Practice

February 16, 2009

For the next fortnight the Benefits Realisation project EXTEND is hosting an online discussion around the topics covered by Planet. In the first week we will be discussing how we share practice, in the second we will give people a taste of the Planet approach - albeit online! Please come along and join in at ...

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February 14, 2009

Clay Shirky: no, *you* shut up!

February 14, 2009

(cross posted from designedforlearning) (title nods at Clay’s 2006 talk) Charlie Beckett hosted Clay Shirky at the LSE a couple of weeks ago, and the Podcast is now available for download - and well worth listening to. I couldn’t make it to Clay’s talk, but luckily, due to the snow (remember the #uksnow?) some of his interviews were ...

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February 09, 2009

Three or four workshops?

February 09, 2009

I’m in the process of writing a script for our short Planet video and have been pondering on both the practice and the theory of the workshops model. We have defined it as a three-workshop model: cases to candidate patterns; candidate patterns to patterns; patterns applied to scenarios. But there seems to be a fourth ...

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February 04, 2009

Visual Design Languages, Affect, Pedagogical Patterns: Workshops at ICALT’09 (July 14-18, Riga)

February 04, 2009

Michael Derntl has pointed my attention to two workshops he’s co-organising at IEEE ICALT 2009, (July 14-18, 2009, Riga, Latvia). Both are relevant to our work: VIDLATEL — International Workshop on Visual Design Languages and Applications for Technology Enhanced Learning Many human activities are supported by the use of visual representations, which enable us to manage the ...

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February 03, 2009

guest post: Maisie Platts on sketching at the EDID9 digital identity event

February 03, 2009

Maisie Platts along with Martin Jones joined us at the digital identities workshop last week. They are both illustrators, and helped us add a visual dimension to the case stories and group discussion - Martin’s reflections can found below. These are the notes that Maisie has sent and kindly allowed us to publish here as ...

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January 30, 2009

Some thoughts about organising frameworks

January 30, 2009

I’ve been reading Jim’s paper, and Yishay and John’s recent experiences with organisational frameworks for the patterns.I think we have to remember that there is a problem that mapping to an organisational framework is intended to solve. The problem is: how does a practitioner who is new to the system find the patterns that will ...

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January 29, 2009

The benefits of Planet

January 29, 2009

Most of the team are at the Emerge event in York where we have been trying to come up with a cartoon strip to represent the benefits of Planet to academic staff. This is the result:        ...

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January 28, 2009

CFP: Special Issue on Social Technologies in Computer Science Education (Computer Science Education Journal)

January 28, 2009

Call for Papers Computer Science Education Journal Special Issue on Social Technologies in Computer Science Education Guest Editor: Professor Janet Finlay, Leeds Metropolitan University, j.finlay@leedsmet.ac.uk There has been much interest of late in the use of social technologies to enhance teaching and learning.  Increasingly educators are exploring the role of Multi User Virtual Environments and so called “Web 2.0″ ...

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CETL ALiC Workshop Jan 27th

January 28, 2009

Janet and I ran a workshop with the CETL ALiC user group yesterday where we got the participants to review their own approaches to designing student learning experiences and then to reflect on how useful some of the frameworks under consideration were in this context. We gave them copies of both Sally Fincher’s time based ...

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January 22, 2009

maps are for going somewhere

January 22, 2009

The formative e-assessment group has come up with a map of their patterns and their main supporting case stories. This map is based on Dylan Wiliam’s table of factors of formative assessment. I took us quite time to arrive at this map. We tried various techniques and approaches. First, we tried to draw a graph of the ...

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