Knowledge management in education and the role of VLEs

I’ve just received my copy of NAACE’s Computer Education journal, with my paper on the above. The paper started life in the literature review of my MBA dissertation, before being submitted as a ‘discussion paper’ for NAACE’s data in schools…

Moodle and Elgg at NCSL

A long drive up to the National College of School Leadership‘s ‘Learning and Conference’ centre in Nottingham after school on Wednesday last, to run a couple of workshops for their ‘Developing Leaders for Tomorrow’ programme.

St Ives Mootlet

St Ives was delighted to host a mini Moodle moot last Tuesday. A number of folks had expressed an interest in visiting to see a little more of how we’ve been using Moodle, and it made most sense to get…

Hercules

Clare and I drove up to the Barbican last Saturday to catch William Christie and Les Arts Florissants‘ production, originally for Aix-en-Provence, of Handel’s Hercules. I’ve enjoyed staged versions of oratorios in the past – Glyndebourne did a brilliant, dystopian…

Moodle in the TES, Friday 10th March

Last Friday’s coverage of Moodle in the Times Educational Supplement’s Online section has now hit the web archive. There are pieces by Jack Kenny about our use at St Ives, about the lack of involvement of schools in the decision…

Readability

Year 6 are just starting to work through a statistical investigation, around the idea of comparing pieces of text. We start off with newspaper stories from three different newspapers (used to be a red-top, the Mail or Express, and a…

Moodle at BETT – the video

Just heard that the Moodle stand at BETT has been featured in the show’s official review, see http://www.frederation.com/bettreview2006/moodle.php “Moodle was one small stand which made a big impact with its Open Source Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The idea is to…

The Education Show

A good time at today’s Education Show at the NEC. The 10.00 am slot, and relatively low key publicity, meant that my Moodle presentation on the Becta stand didn’t attract the vast hordes that we’d had at BETT. There was…

Moodle at BETT and after

I was very happy to play my small part in seeing Moodle represented at the BETT show last January. I see Leon Cych has linked to the HUGTOB site in his new TES Blog, so thought I ought to bring…

That Guardian interview in full

Excellent coverage of Elgg in today’s Education Guardian. I was very pleased to be able to help out with the schools’ perspective on things. Here’s the full text of my email interview with Stephen O’Hear: