Light-weight analytics tools as part of scaffolding, context-sensitive conglomerations

A couple of days ago I floated the idea of scaffolding, context-sensitive conglomerations as one idea/model/suggestion for how e-learning systems (currently mostly LMS, but hopefully other models will arise). George Siemens has posted about light-weight analytics tools such as SNAPP. Both the comments on that post are, to my current somewhat focused/biased perspective, suggestions for

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Situated shared practice, curriculum design and academic development

Am currently reading Faegri et al (2010) as part of developing the justificatory knowledge for the final ISDT for e-learning that is meant to be the contribution of the thesis. The principle from the ISDT that this paper connects with is the idea of a “Multi-skilled, integrated development and support team” (the name is a

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University e-learning systems: the need for new product and process models and some examples

I’m in the midst of the horrible task of trying to abstract what I think I know about implementing e-learning information systems within universities into the formal “language” required of an information systems design theory and a PhD thesis. This post is a welcome break from that, but is still connected in that it builds

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Oil sheiks, Lucifer and university learning and teaching

The following arises from a combination of factors including: Mark Smithers blog post Selling solar panels to oil sheiks; Listening today to an episode of All in the Mind on When good people turn bad; and My own growing interest in distributed cognition and related issues as ways to improve learning and teaching within universities.

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