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?
July 31, 2012
I picked up a tweet yesterday via Paul Chippendale from an HBR blog called "You Are (Probably) Wrong About You" by Heidi Grant Halvorson. This seems to me a useful tying together of several important things: (e-)portfolios, reflection, critical friendship, and how to run P2P organisations.
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
October 30, 2007
Back on 26th July I wrote about this issue. I was at the time sticking out for using the term "identity" to refer to that complex of personal qualities and attributes associated with particular contexts, groups of people, roles, etc., and having strong implications for personal values.
I've recently changed my mind, and [...]