Category: PLE

Starting out on the Digital Scholar

As part of a work project ( Learning X ), I’m taking an Open Learn course – the Digital Scholar. I felt very digitally frustrated yesterday, trying to create a profile on the OU website, I’m still not really sure how I finally got it sorted out, as I saved it multiple times, and only…

Blogging, and other tools generally…

I’ve started looking through various bookmarked pages; an interesting co-incidence that when I thought I’d try to look at a range of aspects of Blogging in HE, I found that WordPress now offers the ability to use an online creator at WordPress.com to write for a self hosted blog. Not sure I’d bother in the…

What's in a name?

I’ve recently been involved with an email based discussion with other colleagues about aspects of “mobile” learning. There are various things we’ll be looking at, such as capabilities devices that students actually have, technical developments etc., and, the aspect I personally feel is crucial …the pedagogical issues involved when delivering learning material on small form-factor…

Trying to update a Unit!

I’m currently teaching a Unit called “Educational Computing” (warning: server often slow/down) The current unit looks at how to design & create what’s essentially a learning object – for something that is fairly fact based – things like GCSE revision are common choices. The software the students create (currently using Flash or HTML) is designed…

The New Web Literacy

The New Web Literacy Notes from a presentation by Dave Millard at Southampton. I was invited to this (and to the others they’ve had this term, but I teach on Wednesdays & can’t get from Portsmouth to Southampton in 5 minutes!) He raises some useful points about using Web based tools – both the traditional…

the DNA of the Personal Learning Environment?

Graham Atwell posts a link to a long paper he has written about PLEs in general. In his blog post, he re-posts the comments he makes about reflection, the difficulties of getting students to reflect – and the fact that there is natural tendency to comment superficially on what the student thinks the teacher is…

Stringle

Towards a String’n’Glue Learning Environment I rather like this – it’s simple -and, if you have a look at the example page, it seems quite easy to build up your own. It’s where having HTML skills comes in useful – there isn’t a tool (yet) to let you build it up – you have to…