Lectures, alternatives, poll everywhere and unexpected events

This Wednesday I’m involved with an experiment and presentation that is seeking to test out some alternatives for lectures/presentations. As it happens, the last week has brought a couple of events that are (so far) helping the case for the experiment. These are described below. And now for a word from our sponsors… The aim

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The bureaucratic model and the grammar and future of universities

Last week I attended a presentation by a colleague at CQUniveristy titled The Bureaucratic Model of Adult Instructional Design. The stated purpose of the presentation was present and explore the Bureaucratic Model as a narrative that we must understand if we are to influence the direction of adult education. The talk resonated with me as

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Participation, impact, collecting data and connecting people

A couple of colleagues and I are trying to kickstart a little thing we call the Indicators project. We’ve developed a “tag line” for the project which sums up the core of the project. Enabling comparisons of LMS usage across institutions, platforms and time The project is seeking to enable different people at different institutions

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Podcast for presentations at the PLEs & PLNs symposium

The following basically tells the rationale and approach used to create a (audio) podcast of the presentations from the Personal Learning Environments & Personal Learning Networks Online symposium on learning-centric technology. I don’t know if anyone else has already done this, but just in case will share. If you don’t want to be bored by

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Thoughts about the next steps for the indicators project

This post is an attempt to capture some adhoc, over night thoughts about how the indicators project might move forward. Context Currently the indicators project is an emerging research project at CQUniversity. There are currently three researchers involved and we’re all fairly new to this type of project. I’d characterise the project at being at

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Is there value in strategic plans for educational technology

Dave Cormier has recently published a blog post titled Dave’s wildly unscientific survey of technology use in Higher Education. There’s a bunch of interesting stuff there. I especially like Dave’s note on e-portfolios eportfolios are a vast hidden overhead. They really only make sense if they are portable and accessible to the user. Transferring vast

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