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Normal?

Normal is hard to define, and silly to aspire to.  As my sister-in-law puts it “normal is a setting on the dishwasher”. Let me take you back to last year.  I met with one of our blind students ….and together we … Continue reading

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Valuing Disengagement

If we only measure the obvious we  fail to capture value… I’ve been reflecting on this as I’ve been casting an eye over graphs and stats for our nclmoocs – considering how my own activity would be measured. For me … Continue reading

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Forum fatigue

A very rainy day today so a great excuse not to go out and engage instead with some Sofa browsing.  I am supposed to be finishing off week 11 of an MA module.  You can imagine the format (read this … Continue reading

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MOOC Week3 Reflections

Here are a few things that have been rattling through my head this week: Should a MOOC be an OER too?  That’s one of the values of the current Open Education MOOC, but from a learner point of view the … Continue reading

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Have you locked the door?

The East Coast mainline trains have swanky toilets with curvy doors and a booby trap.  You press a button to close the door and another to lock it.   The businessman I surprised on Friday hadn’t mastered part two of this … Continue reading

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Bye Bye VLE?

Weller “using learning enviroments as a metaphor for educational change”.  In a nutshelll….when new technologies arrive we tend to use them in old ways.  So, the current generation of VLEs are built to replicate a centralised virtual university.  You rock … Continue reading

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Social Coaching

Last week I foolishly went to one of our PC clusters between 530 and 730pm.  It was unproductive as there was lots of noise in the lead up to exams (I should have stayed at my desk and risked setting … Continue reading

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