Thesis abstract v1.0b

The following is yet another sign that the thesis is finally getting close to submission. The following is the second version of an abstract of the thesis. There have been some changes, feedback always welcome. Abstract This thesis seeks to offer an answer to the problem of how to design, implement and support information systems

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Change in education, failure to learn and the commodification of university

20 years ago, straight from graduating, I started work as a part-time tutor within a Department of Mathematics and Computing. Within a few years it was obvious to a naive computing person that the mathematics part of the department was in trouble. Fewer and fewer people were enrolling in the mathematics programs, but they still

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Making the LMS more like the Globe Theatre: distributed cognition, the extended mind and Moodle

The following draws together some work on distributed cognition in the Globe Theatre and some early thoughts on how that might be useful in improving the design of learning management systems such as Moodle (there’s also an argument to be made about university teaching and learning, but I’ll mostly leave that alone). While primarily focusing

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