Learning topology and Mirandanet

Another inspiring meeting of the Mirandanet Inspirationalists at the IoE today. We’re working towards a set of journal articles, including one collaborative paper, for next February, so this was largely a progress meeting. It was good to meet up with…

Coming of Age – an introduction to the new world wide web

Last December, Terry Freedman (who’s on the BCS e-learning working party with me) asked me to write an article on what we’ve been doing with Elgg at St Ives for a book he was putting together on all things Web…

Gliffy

Fellow Mirandanet Fellow Wilma Clark posted about Gliffy a couple of months back. I received my invitation to the beta programme yesterday, just in time for the next Mirandanet session on visual communication. Gliffy is a flash powered, browser based…

The potential of open source approaches for education

Seb Bacon and Teresa Dillon have written an interesting paper on “The potential of open source approaches for education” for Futurelab‘s new Opening Education series. Their brief is not so much about using open source software in education, as taking…

Pupils' home use of computers

There’s an important and interesting piece of research by Valentine, Marsh and Pattie over on the DfES site into home use of ICT for educational purposes, that seems relevant to those using Moodle or other VLEs to support home-school links,…

The Royal Maundy

Along with Clare’s parents, we were fortunate enough to get tickets for yesterday’s Royal Maundy service in Guildford Cathedral.

Florence

Clare and I are now back from our short break in Florence. We had a wonderful time, and whilst we did far too much to be able to describe this as a relaxing holiday, it was certainly a refreshing one….

Primary VLEs

As part of the NAACE transformed education project, Mike Partridge and I have started to put together a spec. for a CPD toolkit on Learning Platforms in primary (style) education. This, and Ian Usher’s recent post has had me thinking…

Top 10 Moodle Myths

Back in October, as part of the HUGToB campaign, Josie Fraser compiled a list of the ‘Top 10 Moodle Myths‘. I’ve had a go at putting together some responses, as my first contribution to the Moodle docs project.

Beethoven and Bruckner at Cadogan Hall

Whilst up in London on Friday last, I went to hear the Philharmonia at Cadogan Hall. This was the first time I’d been to this new concert hall, converted from a church, and I was impressed by how well the…