March 6, 2013
Following on from yesterday's post, another "thought bomb" that has been running around my brain is something far closer to the core of Audrey's "who owns your educational data?" presentation. Audrey was advocating the need for student owned personal data lockers (see screen shot below). This idea also chimes with the work of [...]
February 28, 2013
One of the problems with being part of an innovation centre like CETIS is that we suffer a bit from the Dory complex. For those of you unfamiliar with this concept, it is based on the character Dory in the movie Finding Nemo who is rather easily distracted by new things. Sometimes we [...]
February 12, 2013
Week 5 in #oldsmooc has been all about prototyping. Now I've not quite got to the stage of having a design to prototype so I've gone back to some of my earlier thoughts around the potential for Cloudworks to be more useful to learners and show alternative views of community, content and activities. I [...]
February 1, 2013
Stage two of my "adventures in MOOC-land" started this week as the e-Learning and Digital Cultures course started this week. I have signed up for Coursera courses before but for various reasons, I haven't got very far. However I have a lot more motivation for sticking with this course. For the past [...]
January 27, 2013
It's half way through week three of #oldsmooc, and once again I have been distracted from the actual course by the possiblities (and opportunities) that a bit of tweaking to Cloudworks could offer. One of the comments Tony Hirst made last week about the practicalities of including some of the network visualisation experiments he [...]
January 18, 2013
Well I have survived week 1 of #oldsmooc and collected my first online badge for doing so -#awesome. My last post ended with a few musings about networks and visualisation.
I'm also now wondering if a network diagram of cloudscape (showing the interconnectedness between clouds, cloudscapes and people) would be helpful ? Both [...]
November 9, 2012
The JISC Innovating e-Learning online conference is just a couple of weeks away, and this year I'm particularly glad that this is an online conference and I can catch up with sessions via the recordings and join the discussion via the online forums. Typically, the Open Architectures - solving more interesting problems session I [...]
August 17, 2012
It's coming to the end of the week long #moocmooc course and today's activity is to design our own MOOC. Once again the course team have encouraged collaboration have used a google doc as collaborative space to share ideas and form ad hoc teams this Google Doc.
I've had a fascinating morning exploring [...]
August 15, 2012
So it's day three of #moocmooc, and after exploring what MOOCs are, places where learning takes place, today's theme is "Participant Pedagogy".
We've been given a short list of articles offering a number of perspectives from Howard Rheingold, Amya Kamenetz and Stephen Downes, and been to consider and respond to the following questions:
*How does [...]
August 14, 2012
So I survived day 1 of #moocmooc, and the collaborative task of creating a 1,000 word essay explaining the history, context and potential and potential pitfalls of MOOCs, worked surprisingly well. Thanks to the people in the group I was assigned to, who took charge and got things done. I'm curating the resources/ recommended [...]