Category Archives: Technology

Kicking down the cobble stones

I took part in a Twitter chat organised by Hybrid Pedagogy on Friday (#digped).  As ever it was fast and furious and there was no chance of catching everything that was going on. Another participant asked how to cope with … Continue reading

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Fools march in (a #twistedpair post)

For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism We all know them, don’t we? Those enthusiastic colleagues who launch into everything they do with fervent enthusiasm without a thought for the consequences. Remember Roobarb? … Continue reading

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This week we presented at ALT-C, a fairly large (about 500 delegates) annual conference which was held in Manchester this year. Maha has already blogged about us all meeting there, so I won’t repeat that – but I do have … Continue reading

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What’s the point of feedback?

I recently had a conversation with some other academics about the whole marking, assessment and feedback parade that we go through in HE, and the NSS student survey results, which always score lower for feedback than for other areas. We … Continue reading

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When is a pilot not a pilot?

Recently we’ve been running some software pilots in our unit. Although I am sure that some folk in our Uni think that we are unnecessarily risk averse with regard to core systems such as Moodle (“it’s just  a line of … Continue reading

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Vicarious learning

If we think that tutorials and seminars are an important part of the campus based learning experience, then how to we replace these when we are designing and delivering online courses? One way might be to use virtual classroom software … Continue reading

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Ranger yourself

Apparently this week we are all to be park rangers. Well, sort of. We’ve been told to: … grab your sneakers or walking shoes, and head on out into the Great Outdoors and continue to explore the public spaces that … Continue reading

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Susan threw down the gauntlet. I’m rushing off to meetings and the like today, but as I was doing this it occurred to me that someone with skilz could put this tache and beard onto the Captain there. Any takers? … Continue reading

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Who is Simon?

Earlier I wondered what it would sound like if I played all of the embeds in this blog post of Simon’s at once by clicking play on each of them, so I tried. Interesting, I thought. So I recorded my … Continue reading

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ReMEDIAte my poem again

Another attempt to manipulate my poem into an image. This time I’ve used Tagxedo – another tool I’d never used before (note: uses Silverlight, so I had to use Firefox, not my beloved Chrome – hmmm, I wonder if folk will be … Continue reading

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