What should the institution provide in a Web 2.0 world?

Clarence Fisher has an interesting experiential post about the difficulties that start to arise when using a lot of cool, new “Web 2.0” apps in a teaching/learning context. Free(ish) services he lists are blogs, wikis, podcasts/vlogs, superglu, flickr etc. But it’s not all free. But we do pay, having to access different accounts across the

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Who is to blame for plagiarism: technology, lecturers or context?

At the Plagiarism Conference 2006 Baroness Ruth Deech, the first Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education gave a presentation which has been widely reported on the Web and in the press. It was interesting to note that the conference was co-sponsored by Turnitin’s UK arm. Rather than sound entirely negative the conference proceedings are online and,

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The missing Ps – People

LMS adoption decisions are made by people. LMSes are used by people. The nature of those people who they are, how they think and what they believe, amongst other characteristics, have a significant impact. They myth that people are rational Extensive research shows that our brains have certain hardwired propensities that might be exploited. For

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The missing Ps – Past Experience

While elearning is still relatively new there has been significant levels of implementation and research around elearning. It seems fairly obvious that any LMS adoption process should make use of the knowledge generated by this past experience. The categories within this missing P include: Quality benchmarks eLearning Maturity Model Quality benchmarks A research project, funded

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Moving beyond functional evaluation – scenario-based evaluation

Tony Byrne has posted an article entitled A Scenario-based approach to evaluating CMS vendors. It’s part of a website that examines/reviews content management systems. The post tells the story of how they evolved their evaluation of such systems from strictly functional evaluations to the addition of “vendor intangibles” and beyond. Their reason for moving beyond

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