TAM, #moodle, online assignment submission and strategic implementation

The following is an attempt to expand upon a mention in the last post about exploring one set of thoughts about why/how we might extend/reuse/build upon some prior research using TAM (Technology Acceptance Model) and its application to understanding the use (or not) of Online Assignment Submission and Management (OASM) in higher education. In summary,

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The life and death of Webfuse: What's wrong with industrial e-learning and how to fix it

The following is a collection of presentation resources (i.e. the slides) for an ASCILITE’2012 of this paper. The paper and presentation are a summary of the outcomes my PhD work. The thesis goes into much more detail. Abstract Drawing on the 14-year life and death of an integrated online learning environment used by tens of

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A triumph of the explicit over the tacit and the subsequent loss of learning

I’ve spent the last week dealing with a range of institutional systems for the submission and processing of assignments, results etc. I’m likely to spend at least another week or two trudging through the inexplicable holes, dead-ends, and busy work such systems create. Hence the need for a break. While walking through the local “Japanese

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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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