Month: January 2007

Effects of Information Distributions Strategies on Student Performance in a CMS

Scott Leslie comments on a report by Margaret Lohman, looking at student performance when material was delivered to the students via a VLE (available pre-class), or handed out in class. Though the numbers involved are small, and they are all graduate students, the results are interesting. First, the study¬ís findings provide little evidence to warrant…

BBC plans online children's world

The BBC have plans for a virtual world, aimed at 7-12 year olds. “It will give children a chance to move around a safe, secure world where they can not only interact with familiar characters but have an opportunity to make that world a more fascinating place with their own imaginations.” Those building CBBC World…

WordPress 2.1 – out now

I saw the links & off I went. Not quite as successful as upgrading to 2.0.7 – as we’ve not got MySQL 4.anything on this server. So I had to uninstall. As I’d not properly backed up the most recent version, and I’m not in my Office, I’ve had to revert to 2.0.5 (the most…

Did you know …

Scott McLeod has uploaded several versions of Karl Fisch’s presentation “Did you know?”. I’m currently using a PC that’s not got sound, I’m not sure what extra you’d get with sound, but the Powerpoint slides have the main information on (and, they’ve done it with limited text on each slide :)). It’s US-centric, (though England…

Rationale for educational blogging

Anne Davis has a long list of points that are very relevant to all anyone who is encouraging their students to blog, or, indeed, to anyone who wants to blog for their own learning. All points are so true, though at the moment the two that particularly strike me are: Blogs help learners to see…

Edublogger Survey

The results are in! Scott Mcleod has published the results of the edublogger survey that he carried out at the start of the month (a slight problem – all our antipodean colleagues are still on their summer breaks – wonder if they’d have altered the results at all?) Christopher Sessums has just put up a…

Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen: Film explores the omnipresent PowerPoint culture in search of its philosophical potential. I’ve only just found this blog, via Christian Long. The short video is well worth looking at – to realise what could be done with bulletpoints & other delights of powerpoint. The rest of the blog, though, is a wealth of…

Periodic table of visualization methods

Visual Literacy have developed a “periodic table” of visualisation methods. I’m not entirely sure if there’s the same sort of linking down the columns as there is in the “real” periodic table. In some cases I could see links, but in others I wasn’t so sure. Via: Scott Mcleod., who comments yet another example of…