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March 23, 2009

pattern methodologies symposium @ CAL’09 tomorrow

March 23, 2009

(cross posted from ) Planet is hosting a symposium at CAL’09 tomorrow. If you’re in Brighton, drop in and join the discussion. Our plan is to break away from the usual talking heads format, and devote most of the time for conversation. We’ve set up a web-space for the symposium at: Where you can find drafts of ...

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March 18, 2009

Formative e-Assessment: theory, practice, patterns

March 18, 2009

The Centre for Work-based Learning and the London Knowledge Lab are presenting findings from the JISC-funded project ‘Scoping a Vision of Formative E-Assessment’ on Tuesday, April 28. The event will present our theoretical findings, case stories and design patterns, and will include keynotes by Dylan Wiliam and Diana Laurilard. The event is held ...

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March 13, 2009

Gwendolyn Kolfschoten and Stephan Lukosch: Cognitive learning efficiency through the use of design patterns

March 13, 2009

The 1st full paper for our symposium at CAL is now available for download (pdf). When it comes to design patterns, there seem to be two types of people: born-again evangelists who would sell their mum to convince you that patterns are the cure to all your ails, and normal, decent folk who just don’t understand ...

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March 01, 2009

attribution bugs in the formative e-assessment report

March 01, 2009

The report I posted a few days ag0 had some serious faults in terms of links, credits and references. If you’ve downloaded it, please discard and get a fresh copy. Sorry for the inconvinience. ...

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February 26, 2009

Hackit & Bankwell: learn Linux from comix

February 26, 2009

Yay! I never have to tell anyone how to install Ubuntu again. I can just send them this comic book (CC PDF). Issue #1: Switching to Ubuntu - Print Version Available Now This Issue is especially useful to power users who want to switch to Linux with Ubuntu! Synopsis: Woody Hackett learns from his business partner, Jerome ...

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February 25, 2009

brainbook roundup

February 25, 2009

I supose this was expected. The Susan Greenfield story is going through the usual dance moves, with the old media and new media playing their typecast roles (Radio 4, so I’ve heard, balanced and sensible. well, surprise). So, some of the good coverage I’ve seen so far: Aleks Krotoski has seen it all before, but can’t avoid ...

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Carl Malamud want to be the Public Printer of the United States

February 25, 2009

Carl Malamud is asking for you to nominate him to the office of Public Printer of the United States. Malamud tells the story of Gus Giegengack. Giegengack was a printer. When FDR was elected, he was inspired to take the role of public printer. So, he walked the land, gave talks, and asked people to send ...

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facebook will eat your brain

February 25, 2009

or your children’s. so saith neuroscientist Lady Susan Greenfield, according to the Daily Mail (ht @josiefraser). Typical neuro-media: “Games make children violent” is not news. We’ve seen that one before, and probably by now most people are over it. But hey - we’re not talking about behaviour. We’re talking about your kids’ Brain. Let me ...

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February 24, 2009

cows in love?

February 24, 2009

I’ve been playing around with trying different words. Of all the things I tried, the one word where the UK dominated was - Now, what is going down in Nigeria? And the one word with the most uniform global spread? ...

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February 23, 2009

two new publications: cases to patterns, formative e-assessment

February 23, 2009

Scoping a vision for formative e-assessment: a project report for JISC Norbert Pachler and Harvey Mellar and Caroline Daly and Yishay Mor and Dylan Wiliam and Diana Laurillard Institute of Education, WLE, (2009) Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. If the relationship between teaching and learning were causal, i. e. if students always mastered ...

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