Farewell wordpress.com, hello Reclaim Hosting

This will (hopefully) be my last post on the wordpress.com hosted version of this blog. Goodbye wordpress.com. I’m biting the bullet and going self-hosted with Reclaim Hosting. Hello Reclaim Hosting. “Yay, My Reclaim Hosting T-Shirts Are Her” (CC BY 2.0) by cogdogblog   The new blog will be located at http://djon.es/blog/. In theory, if I’ve done everything correctly, then if […]

Open, education, institutions and culture

Today the good folk at my institution’s library (and others I assume) are running a symposium “exploring current practice and future potential for open educational practice and libraries”. As most of the participants are employed by institutions (and the libraries thereof) there appears to be much interest in how institutions can support, encourage and enable open education. In the tweet […]

Some MAV tasters

MAV is just about up and running at USQ as one of the Technology Demonstrators. It’s taken longer than I thought, but it’s there.  The following demonstrates MAV running on a course I teach and is intended to illustrate some of what it can do. Hoping we’ll get an opportunity to use this type of process to support others to […]

Exploring more frameworks to understand OER/OEP

What follows is a continuation of an earlier exploration into extant “frameworks” to understand OER/OEP. The OPAL OEP guide A 2010/2011 project partly funded by the European Commission aimed “at establishing a forum which works to build greater trust in using and promoting open educational resources”.  Has a particular focus to move beyond OER to “focus on innovation and quality […]

Exploring Moodle Book usage – part 9 – Strange courses

Time to explore some of the strange courses that have been identified.  There are currently two types: courses with many individual Book resources; and courses with huge Book resources. Strange books Courses with many books Back in part 2 there appear to be a number of courses that have more than 50 individual book resources.  That seems a bit excessive.  […]

OEP, institutions and culture

Some colleagues and I are embarking on a project exploring how teacher education might move toward adoption Open Educational Practices (OEP). A project that is currently being driven by a funding from one University, and which might lead to an application for funding from another institution. In part, we’re thinking about how teacher education in each of these two institutions […]

What if our digital technologies were protean?

“Proteus” (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by skooksie On Friday the 30th September 2016 I will present the paper – What if our digital technologies were protean? Implications for computational thinking, learning, and teaching – co-written by Elke Schneider and I at the ACCE’2016 conference. Other resources include: A 1 question poll; and An attempt to explore whether people experience their organisational information systems […]

Exploring Moodle Book usage – Part 7a) – when are they modified

In a previous post I generated various representations of when Moodle Book resources were being used and some indications of when they were being created. What I didn’t do in that post was generate a calendar heatmap of when the Book resources were being create and modified. This is of interest because I’m wondering whether or not these resources (web […]

Your experience of organisational digital technology?

What is your experience of the digital technologies provided by the organisations for which you work? If you’d like to share, please complete the poll below, more detail below. About the poll The poll is a semi-serious attempt to gather the perceptions of how people perceive organisational digital technologies. The idea (and the text from the two poll options) comes […]

Which comes first? Pedagogy or technology?

Miranda picks up on a common point around the combination of technology and pedagogy with this post titled Pedagogy First then Technology. I disagree. If you have to think in simple sequential terms, then I think pedagogy should be the last consideration, not the first. The broader problem though is our tendency to want limit ourselves to the sequential Here’s […]

Making course activity more transparent: A proposed use of MAV

As part of the USQ Technology Demonstrator Project (a bit more here) we’ll soon be able to play with the Moodle Activity Viewer. As described the VC, the Technology Demonstrator Project entails The demonstrator process is 90 days and is a trial of a product that will improve an educator’s professional practice and ultimately motivate and provide significant enhancement to […]