Reducing meaningless freedom and a Mahara feature request

Note: An update to this post included at the end. I’m currently finalising results for a course with 250+ students spread across multiple campuses and online. The final large assignment – worth 70% of the final mark – requires that students create a portfolio (are people still using the term “eportfolio”?) in Mahara and submit

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People and e-learning – limitations and an alternative

So the last of three sections examining the limitations of industrial e-learning and suggesting an alternative. Time to write the conclusion, read the paper over again and cut it down to size. People The characteristics of the product and process of industrial e-learning (e.g. focus on long periods of stable use and the importance of

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Introducing the alternative

The last couple of posts have attempted to (in the confines of an #ascilite12 paper) summarise some constraints with the dominant product and process models used in industrial e-learning and suggest an alternative. The following – which probably should have been posted first – describes how and where this alternative comes from. As all this

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The life and death of Webfuse: lessons for learning and leading into the future

The following is an attempt to formulate and structure some ideas for a paper for ascilite’12 in Wellington. The aim is to convert my PhD thesis – especially “The information systems design theory for emergent university e-learning” – into something useful and interesting for the ascilite crowd. The following is an attempt to organise the

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And the thesis is complete, what's next?

Just after 9:30pm last Wednesday I read an email from the Dean and Director of the ANU College of Business and Economics congratulating me on the fact that my thesis had been accepted without revision by the examiners and the institution. Needless to say that it was good news. http://twitter.com/#!/djplaner/status/70817513038036993 Celebrations, however, were somewhat muted

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