My god, is it done?

After more years than I care to count, almost as many structures, and many, many more plans and timetables, the thesis is just about done. I have just finished stuffing around with Word and have produced a single PDF that will almost certainly be the version that is submitted. All that is left is to

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Problems of service provision and why can't I have a personalised class timetable?

The next step in my journey as a full-time Uni student happened today when I saw a notice announcing the draft class timetable. As a result I offer some commentary on the problems of “service” provision as the metaphor for many modern universities/organisations. A personalised timetable As with most universities, the one I’m studying at

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The state of educational data mining in 2009

The following is a summary and some initial reflections on the paper Baker, S.J.D., Yacef, K. (2009) The State of Educational Data Mining in 2009: A Review and Future Visions: http://www.educationaldatamining.org/JEDM/images/articles/vol1/issue1/JEDMVol1Issue1_BakerYacef.pdf It’s another reading for the first week of the LAK11 MOOC. The format I use for these posts is that the overview section is

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Analytics, semantic web and cognitive science

I’m currently reading a draft of my wife’s PhD thesis. The thesis uses metaphor to examine the concepts that underpin research within the Information Systems discipline. It finds that research within the discipline appears to have a very heavy emphasis on techno-rational type conceptions of organisations, individuals and artifacts. There are various connections between this

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