September 29, 2012
Is there a good term for my specialist area of work for CETIS? I've been trying out "technology for learner support", but that doesn't fully seem to fit the bill. If I try to explain, reflecting on 10 years (as of this month) involvement with CETIS, might readers be able to help me?
August 11, 2012
The idea that I am calling "follower guidance" is about how to relate with chosen others to promote good work, well being, personal growth and development, in an essentially peer-to-peer manner — it's an alternative to "mentoring".
November 30, 2011
Badges can be seen as recognisable tokens of status or achievement. But tokens don't work in a vacuum, they depend on other things to make them work. Perhaps looking at these may help us understand how they might be used, both for portfolios and elsewhere.
July 15, 2011
The one annual e-portfolio (and identity) conference that I attend reliably was this year co-sponsored by CRA, on top of the principal EIfEL — London, 11th to 13th July. Though it wasn't a big gathering, I felt it was somehow a notch up from last time.
August 29, 2010
"Confusion" and "names" go together rather too easily. How might we take forward the representation of names in specifications and standards?
June 2, 2009
My book, "Electronic Portfolios: Personal information, personal development and personal values" has recently been published, and is eventually available on Amazon UK etc. (or .fr or .de or .com)
The publishers have it in their catalogue.
I was very surprised by the high list price, which I have had no influence over. I would publish it for [...]
November 26, 2008
Social software is good for learning if, and only if, the society of learners is, or can be persuaded to be, positive towards learning. But what if you're a teenager in a peer group in which learning is uncool? Perhaps we need software that expressly excludes the peer group?
I was at a meeting in Birkbeck, [...]
November 13, 2008
You've probably noticed for quite a while that many of us now apply considerable caution at being invited to join a new list, a new forum, a new network, a new way of interacting, or anything similar. Not surprising, I agree. But until now I didn't have a good formulation of why. I've just read [...]
March 14, 2008
Catching up on blog entries this morning I notice one from Joanna Bawa reproducing one from Andrew Hinton which refers to Alan Cooper's "The Origin of Personas". Now particularly because I have been closely associated with the usability and HCI community, I need to take account of how that community uses words. The Andrew Hinton [...]
March 14, 2008
When we saw the initial announcement, it looked like a good thing to go to, as it overlaps areas of keen interest. So Helen, Scott and I had written the paper - Social portfolios supporting professional identity - and Helen and I went along to the one-day conference in Newcastle organised by Medev. It was [...]