Introducing the Moodle Activity Viewer (MAV) & digital reno

What follows are the resources associated with a workshop being run at the University of Southern Queensland. As the title suggests, the aim is to get USQ folk started using the Moodle Activity Viewer to explore usage of Moodle activities and resources, and to briefly introduce the idea of digital renovation. Apart from the presentation

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Breaking BAD to bridge the reality/rhetoric chasm

The following is a copy of a paper accepted at ASCILITE’2014 (and nominated for best paper) written by myself and Damien Clark (CQUniversity – @damoclarky). The official conference version of the paper is available as a PDF. Presentation slides available on Slideshare. The source code for the Moodle Activity Viewer is available on github. As

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Documenting the gap between "start of art" and "state of the actual"

Came across Perrotta et al (2013) in my morning random ramblings through my PLN and was particular struck by this a rising awareness of a gap between ‘state of art’ experimental studies on learning and technology and the ‘state of the actual’ (Selwyn, 2011), that is, the messy realities of schooling where compromise, pragmatism and

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Enabling academics to apply learning analytics to individual pedagogical practice: how and with what impacts?

Thanks to @cj13 for the heads up about the EDUCAUSE analytics sprint in the midst of moving, conferences, end/start of term and grant writing I missed it. Found it interesting that the first thing the struck my eye was a link to this discussion titled “Faculty need how-to information for the data they do have”.

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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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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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