Month: June 2007

Technology Faculty Learning and Teaching Day

I’ve just given an overview of the way I’ve been using blogs with students – showing examples of several of the blogs that I’ve had over the years. Blogger Blogging IT and EDucation – a WordPress powered blog hosted on the Tech server EduSpaces – powered by Elgg, allowing me to import the posts I…

e-learning 2.0: All You Need To Know

Richard Macmanus gives an overview of e-learning. Though the title is “e-learning2.0” – he does also mention tools like Blackboard – and is fairly dismissive, seeing them as clunky, and offering tools that not all students and teachers want. While I agree that the traditional VLEs can be clunky, I’m not sure that I’d agree…

Second Lifers get a voice and change the world

Aleks Krotoski writes in The Guardian about the forthcoming voice in Second Life. Pro-voicers, represented by the large education community, offline businesses and the in-world sex industry, welcome this change, seeing it as the next step for the platform. Anti-voicers, represented by community groups and old-timers, view this as another example of Linden Lab ignoring…

Logo Wiki

logothings: A wiki about the History of Logo. It’s got some 1980s video of children using turtles, as well as links to other aspects of the history of logo. Via: Stephen Downes…

Making Assessment Personally Relevant

Konrad Golowski has a long post about assessing students – and in particular getting them to assess themselves. He makes the point: Of course, the challenge with student self-evaluation is that many, when given an opportunity to give themselves a grade, are often too harsh on themselves. Others, on the other hand, sometimes choose not…