Backup for BIM 2.0

What follows is a journal of the attempt to bring BIM 2.0’s backup functionality into line with the new approach in Moodle 2.x. Done. Appears to be all working. Will work on restore next and do some testing. Backup First up is trying to understand the developer docs on the new backup process. What follows

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Beyond the early adopters of online instruction: Motivating the reluctant majority

The following is a summary and some reflection on Hixon et al (2012). I’m particularly interested in this topic due to my belief (based on 20 years experience and observation) that most institutional approaches to change in learning and teaching has only been successful in moving the same 10% of staff. A 10% that didn’t

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Developing personal learning networks for open and social learning

The following is a summary and touch of reflection on Couros (2010) and is the another step in thinking about the design/implementation of a course I’m working on. Thoughts and to do As expected a good overview/rationale for the type of approach I’m interested in exploring with EDC3100. Some interesting departures to think about. For

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Understanding management students' reflective practice through blogging

The following is a summary and perhaps some reflection upon Osman and Koh (2013). It’s part of the thinking and reading behind the re-design of the ICTs and pedagogy course I help teach to pre-service teachers. Abstract 65 business (MBA/Egyptian) students participated in collaborative blogging over 5 weeks. Analysis (content analysis for critical thinking and

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Can/will learning analytics challenge the current QA mentality of university teaching

Ensuring the quality of the student learning experience has become an increasingly important task for Australian universities. Experience over the last 10 years and some recent reading suggests there are some limitations to how this is currently being done. New innovations/fashions like learning analytics appear likely to reinforce these limitations, rather than actually make significant

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Tertiary course design is very poor, and we solve it by "blame the teacher"

The following is inspired by this tweet Tertiary course design 'very poor' http://t.co/PFPUEuCU by @b_wire in @WaikatoTimes #advertorial (via @eddirections) #yam — Stephen Harlow (@stephenharlow) December 4, 2012 which links to this newspaper article titled “Tertiary course design ‘very poor’”. An article certain to get a rise out of me because it continues the “blame

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