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March 28, 2008

2008 Learning Technologist of the Year Award

March 28, 2008

Earlier this month ALT announced the 2008 Learning Technologist of the Year Award, which this year has been generously sponsored by the Tribal Group. The award's overall purpose is to celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each of two categories: individual, and team, ...

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December 21, 2007

Full transcripts of talks by Google's Peter Norvig, and by the Institute of Education's Dylan Wiliam

December 21, 2007

Plenty of EMERGEistas will enjoy the full transcripts (text or audio) of these two keynote speeches at the 2007 ALT conference. For ease of reference: Assessment, learning and technology: prospects at the periphery of control, by Dylan Wiliam, Deputy Director of the Institute of Education: Text transcript [75 kB PDF]; Slides [400 kB PDF]; MP3 recording [12 MB].Learning ...

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September 08, 2007

Handout about writing JISC bids from "dragon's den" workshop on 7/9/2007

September 08, 2007

Here is a slightly updated version of the handout I used with the 5 minute spiel I was asked to give at the Emerge "dragon's den" workshop on 7/9/2007.1. Markers A mix of JISC employees and volunteers from FHE who are on JISC committees or otherwise connected to JISC.They are:time poor;sceptical;liable to rush to judgement;not, in the main, caught ...

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August 15, 2007

At last Elgg Developers Curverider get some investment

August 15, 2007

See: for details. Extract "Curverider Limited is pleased to announce that it has secured investment from a group of Business Angels that will provide it with the financial ability to substantially develop its business and further invest in the development of its open source social framework, Elgg. In addition, Curverider has access to a deep pool ...

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August 10, 2007

Feature Richness and User Engagement

August 10, 2007

Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox may not be widely read in the Emerge community. The 6/8/2007 edition is about "Feature Richness and User Engagement". Summary: The more engaged users are, the more features an application can sustain. But most users have low commitment - especially to websites, which must focus on simplicity, rather than features. Location: from where you can ...

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June 10, 2007

Useful stuff in the Economist Technology Quarterly

June 10, 2007

I've flagged three useful and interesting articles from the current edition of the Economist's Technology Quarterly in this blog post. To save you going to it, here it is in full: This week's Technology Quarterly from the 9/6/2007 Economist has several articles of interest, all of which seem to be accessible without a subscription: 1. Bringing free software ...

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May 31, 2007

A couple of posts in Fortnightly Mailing that may be of interest

May 31, 2007

God how I wish I could make the picture to the left smaller and feinter!Here are two posts I wrote today in my own web log which may be of interest:  - about Google Gear - which, as I understand it, is part of a family of methods to enable complicated interaction to happen in a user's browser whilst ...

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May 26, 2007

Getting the Emerge web site a better Google ranking

May 26, 2007

Emerge home page is currently about 20 links down when you search Google with the term "emerge". People who hear about Emerge and try to find it just by searching will struggle.The overwhelming majority of the pages on the Web that contain links to the Emerge home page are blog posts. The best way to get Emerge a better ...

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April 18, 2007

Seb Schmoller: Introduction

April 18, 2007

I work part-time for ALT, a partner in EMERGE. My role in ALT is described on the ALT web site. I've been writing Fortnightly Mailing, a blog/newsletter about online learning and the internet since 2002. I am a member of the EMERGE Project Steering Group, where I guess the EMERGE buck ...

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