A major aim of the Moodle Open Book project has been to connect the Moodle Book module with GitHub. The intent was that such a connection would enable the easy sharing of content that is currently largely locked within the LMS, not to mention improving the authoring process for the Moodle Book module. Earlier this
On December 1 I gave the following presentation. Titled “Opening up and enhancing Moodle books with GitHub, ePub, etc.” the presentation reports on the work I’ve done as part of the Moodle open book project. In particular, it will describe the “why” and “what” behind the development of the Moodle Book github tool. A tool
by HA! Designs – Artbyheather Is homogeneity an inevitable end result of a strategic approach to deciding what gets done? The following presents some evidence to suggest a potential strong correlation. What is the strategic approach? In Jones and Clark (2014) we suggested that contemporary universities (along most other organisations) increasingly use a strategic approach
The following is a description of how I’ve gone about revising the Week 1 material for EDU8117, Networked and Global Learning. The intent is to demonstrate how a tool can be used for something a little different. The problem The content for week 1 is a longish web page. It was created in a hurry
The LMS used by my institution is Moodle, but the institution has “branded” it as “Study Desk”. Meaning students and teachers talk about finding X on the “Study Desk”. They don’t talk about finding X on Moodle. The following suggests that this branding of the LMS may actually hurt learning. Update: Via twitter @georgekroner mentioned
What do the following two artefacts say about learning analytics? Perhaps I’m being just a bit too cynical. Horizon report predictions The NMC Horizon Reports are (Johnson et al, 2013) a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in
There are two versions of this talk. A joint presentation by Professor Peter Albion and I gave in May 2015 at USQ. This version of the talk combines and builds upon ideas from two papers co-written with Damien Clark and Amanda Heffernan. Update: The video of the session is available. Talk starts at about 4m30s.
This post continues the adaptation of the original work of David Wiley around the reuse and remixing of open content and applying that knowledge to the LMS and other institutional e-learning systems and practices. The idea is that explicitly ignoring the distinction between the “content” and the digital systems (and perhaps also the physical equipment)
When time permits I’m working with a group (one of many) that is tasked with coming up with project ideas that could support my current institution’s strategic plan around learning and teaching. In particular we’ve been tasked to consider projects that will help build the institution’s capacity to Continuously improve capacity to effectively and efficiently
This post is an example assignment 1 blog post for EDC3100. This is my web-based artefact.