Monthly Archives: July 2011

m-learning and accessibility ironies

Preparing for a weekend trip to Amsterdam I squirreled away this week’s reading so that I could get at it.  It did not occur to me to print it out – that would have resulted in a pile of crumpled … Continue reading

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Networks, communities and mushrooms

I’m relieved to have got to the end of last week’s reading (23).  Here are my objections: The first is over complexity, much head scratching has gone on to explain metaphors in order to then use them to understand learning … Continue reading

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Musings on being a learner

I do like being a learner.   I especially like it when I have to do battle with new ideas and end up with a totally different way of thinking.  This can happen over time or be catalysed by training/experiences.  For … Continue reading

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Future Gazing

Lots of very interesting reading this week including “Horizon Report 2011”, “Fostering Learning in a Networked World (cyberlearning)” and Becta’s “Harnessing Technology: Next Generation Learning.”  Having read these I was intrugued to see what UCISA responders saw as priorities. UCISA: … Continue reading

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Assessment: sitting at the feet of students

A good trip this week to Carlisle for Assessment in Higher Education Conference 2011  (I was “helping” with a presentation). I enjoyed all the presentations and identified the buzz phrases as:  “exemplars”, “feed-forward” and “assessment for learning”. One of the … Continue reading

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Personal Learning Environments

A representation of my PLE Here’s an attempt to work out what on earth my PLE is like. Its a required (H800) task, but one I have been looking forward to doing! It gives a chance to see how I am doing on my … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 and Learning 2.0?

if you take a longer-term perspective – say looking back at educational institutions twenty years ago and now today – the impact of technologies is more evident. And that when you critique this more closely, that there have been quite … Continue reading

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