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The theatre of war in which the male audience do the dying

Weird ways to learn Bit by bit I am consuming the hefty 2013 tome – ‘The Origins of the First World War: Diplomatic and military documents. Edited and translated by Annika Mombauer. This is while away from home on a

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Posted in Dream Bursts, History, Learning, Tertiary Education, WW1

A response to any challenge: it takes time, experience, risk and a sense of what you are capable of

Fig.1 The only time I ever got down this preciptous drop in one go, falling the fall line, was as a fit and by then experienced skier. It took eight years, a badly smashed leg, both thumbs and a rib.

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Posted in Blogging, Chris Pegler, Creativity, E-Learning, H809: Practice-based research in educational technology, H818: The Networked Practitioner, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, The Open University

Learning at the speed of desire

I have this idea that motivation matters. That the ‘desire’ to learn is part of it, and that to ‘love your learning’ is even better – whatever drives that love. As Vladimir Nabakov said, “It’s a matter of love; the

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Semantic search will help find hidden knowledge in education and more

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Originally posted on Gigaom:
After a car accident and subsequent coma ended up leaving her in a senior citizen’s home having to relearn how to do everything, Ramona Pierson, co-founder and CEO and Declara, had an epiphany that led to…

Posted in voice

Professor Gilly Salmon talks us through her Five Stages of e-learning

Professor Gilly Salmon talks us through on her Five Stages of e-learning

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Posted in e-Assessment, E-Learning, e-Moderating, Learning, Learning Design, MOOCs, Scaffolding, Team Building, Tertiary Education


My Masters in Open and Distance Education (MAODE) with the Open University (OU) H807: Innovations in eLearning – Learning outcomes H800: Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates B822: Creativity, Innovation and Change H808: The e-learning professional H810: Accessible online learning: supporting disabled

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Posted in H800: Technology Enhanced Learning - practices and debates, H807: Innovations in E-Learning, H808: The E-Learning Professional, H809: Practice-based research in educational technology, H810: Accessible Online Learning, H817: Openness and innovation in E-Learning, H818: The Networked Practitioner, MA in Open & Distance Education

Augmented Reality Livens up Museums

Augmented Reality Livens up Museums.

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Posted in E-Learning, Innovations

An ethnographic look at how people behave online in virtual worlds compare to who they are in the real world

I went to Oxford to attend a lunchtime lecture hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology – anyone can attend. I stumbled upon the talk, I asked, they said come along. Everyone else

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Posted in E-Learning, H809: Practice-based research in educational technology, Learning, Life, The Open University

Death in the Ypres salient

Had the public seen, and seen repeatedly, what death looked like between 1914 and 1918 perhaps the public outcry would have brought it to an early end. Or not. The dead then are the cartridge empties of today. Beyond comprehending

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Of what value is a diary?

It’s a good job we don’t all keep lifelong diaries, although Tony Benn’s from age 33 to 83 covering a life on politics must be of greater value and interest to most. My diary age 13 to 33 in contrast

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