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
After spending a few days visiting friends and family in Central Queensland – not to mention enjoying the beach – a long 7+ hour drive home provided an opportunity for some thinking. I’ve long had significant qualms about the notion of leadership, especially as it is increasingly being understood and defined by the current corporatisation
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
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”.
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
For various reasons, mostly PhD related (and somewhat related to procrastination), I’m taking the time to read a bit more about situated cognition. Not sure how far it will go. The following are some ad hoc reflections and essentially a diary of what I’m reading. Not aiming for this post to fulfil any purpose beyond
Yet another “death of X” article is the spark for this post. This one comes from the Wall Street Journal and is titled The end of management. There’s been a wave of these articles recently, but this one I like because it caters to my prejudice that most of the problems in organisations, especially in
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.