Via MOOC News & Reviews I discovered Elena Sánchez‘s work on MOOCs and UX. Elena was commissioned by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) to carry out a research project on user experience, engagement and learning paths in MOOCs, particularly Coursera. Nice gig! In her article with the headline grabbing title of Can UX design improve [...]
Reining in interest is sort of going OK, as I have been largely sunk in MOOCery and refining my research interests for a couple of months. Librarians are prone to being generalists, and I often feel envious of people who have a clear focus. Working on sharpening mine a bit more. Related to MOOCs is [...]
The snow may still be falling on both sides of the North Sea but Easter is approaching, which means it’s law conference season. Following the Society of Legal Scholars 2012 conference I took a first look at the law teacher Twitter tribe and drew attention to some dirty laundry! In 2012 there was an average of 400 [...]
I have a librarian’s tidy mind and a tendency to see a need for information management everywhere. In event amplification, in particular for large conferences, the organisers’ enthusiasm often runs away with them leading to a deflated post-event balloon and a lack of legacy. Looking at MOOCs, the spectrum ranges from boring interfaces with a relentless [...]
More updates: 1 Oct: Medium rejects chronology…11 Aug: Google goes longform…21 Mar: #longform on WordPress.com, highlighting suitable themes, followed up with some longposts…13 Mar: Danish journalist Line Holm Nielsen won a prize for championing #longform, although paraphrasing one tweeter “woman publishes book online, what’s the big deal?” See also the long (obs) article on designing for [...]
Part of my motivation for MOOCing was to see how the learning management system (LMS) and any associated tools worked in practice, from a content perspective. I found both LMSs (Coursera and Moodle) lacking in terms of design and usability. They looked outdated, were not ‘fun’ to use and contributed to my not engaging with [...]
Cut through the #jboye12 tweet overflow and reflect on the top tweets from the conference!
Back hame tae Alba for the first half of September, but still managed to squeeze in reviews of a couple of events in my Law Teacher 2.0 series. #slsbristol led to some musing on the role of the backchannel and how people actually use it – how many #slsbristol tweeters actually monitor the hashtag, I wonder, in particular after the event?
I worked in legal education in the UK for many years, and, as I state in my Twitter bio, I am fascinated by law teachers. I’ve written several posts already about law teachers’ use of social media and used legaled events to try out various event tools – I’ve now pulled these together in my [...]
Looking back on August, I duly completed my post-a-day #london2012 series - already it feels a long time ago. Much musing on how websites are getting simpler and app like, suited for reading on mobiles and tablets. See One Man & His Blog’s reboot – I do like these ultra simple blog themes but it does assume [...]