Jul 192014

Two old favourites up this week. Despite the jiggery pokery around UKOLN, our old friend IWMW was back, as we surely knew it would be. Brian Kelly still at the helm, now supported by Cetis and Netskills. The conference has mutated, but contrary to expectations it’s gone old school. A shiny new website, but no streaming, no [...]

Sep 202013

ALT-C 2013, with the theme of building new cultures of learning, took place in Nottingham from 10-12 September. See my reflections on ALT-Cs from 2010 | 2011 | 2012. In previous years Crowdvine has been used as a conference network, but on the basis that people are already active on assorted networks and don’t need another this year @mhawsksey was [...]

Jul 222013

IWMW is the annual conference for Web managers in UK higher/further education. IWMW 2013 may well be the last conference in this form at least, a plain old victim of the cuts, but also questioning once more the sustainability of the big annual conference – it is worth asking if the formal conference still has legs, [...]

Apr 302013

At the moment I’m registered on #h817open and #acadmooc, but turns out I’m more interested in how the thing works than the content – the MOOC angle seems to get in the way of my actually learning anything. In the latest on MOOC infrastructures, Wordpress is increasingly used in UK based MOOCs – in particular the [...]

Jan 302013

The LLAS e-learning symposium took place on 24-25 January in (crucially) Southampton, with around 100 participants: keynotes livestreamed (gah needs Silverlight) –  the recordings for Friday will be worth a look @LLASCentre tends to broadcast, but there’s an @elearnLLAS account, good plan, supported by Soton’s student digital champions #elearnLLAS – 374 tweets on 24 Jan, 407 on 25 Jan, with [...]

Dec 112012

Updates: OU launches Futurelearn, MOOCAS search engine…plus Audrey Watters, Alan Cann and Martin Weller on MOOCs…and how to succeed at moocing without even trying. My MOOC experience was rather negative. In both cases the LMS was boring and the learning style dullsville, while the content was not quite as expected. Both were xMOOCs – would a cMOOC suit me better? [...]

Nov 022012
October roundup: the little things

Busy! Four new posts on this blog in October – reviews of (Danish) events on news filtering and open data, plus an update on my relationship with video, with links to advice for event organisers. The final post introduces my second MOOC – weekly updates on progress on  #dataviz and #sna on my CPD blog, together with a post on quantitative methods [...]