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The value of networking face to face not just online

In the spirit of doing something different in order to effect change I attended a ‘Get Together’ organised by Wired Sussex and took the attitude that i would be open to everything and say ‘yes’ to all. Over two hours

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Do you prefer to read widely or pick the brains of experts?

Reading a history of the Armistice after the First World War – I’m a few years ahead of the centenary of 1914, I learn the Lloyd George preferred the former: picking the brains of experts was preferable to reading widely.

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Posted in Collaboration, e-Books, E-Learning, Forum Threads, H818: The Networked Practitioner, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, MOOCs, The Open University

Collaboration amongst strangers is a tricky one. I’ve seen it work and I’ve seen it fail

It requires scaffolding in the form of rules, or guidelines, mentor or leaders, and incentives in the form of punishments and rewards i.e. the risk of failure as well as recognition and some kind of reward (which might be a

Posted in Collaboration, H818: The Networked Practitioner, MA in Open & Distance Education

What do you understand by the word ‘curation’? What does it mean in relation to content online?

Fig.1. Bristol Fighter at the Imperial Museum My understanding of curation is embedded in museums – I overheard the curator of the current Superhuman exhibition at the Wellcome Foundation Museum being interviewed by Aleks Krotovski on Tuesday. When I took

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Add a QR Code here

I would like everyone to adopt a veteran from the First World War – whether their name is featured on a memorial or not, whether they survived or not. Participants create any kind of online commemoration (blog would be easy,

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Web Sciences – faster, rich, responsive, shared …

Life happened at the opening of the MOOC on Web Sciences from the University of Southampton (SOTON)  - the imminent arrival of a great-grand child is announced while two in their late 80s make their departures, one with little warning,

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Posted in Blogging, Collaboration, E-Learning, L&D, Language, Learning, Life, Mobile learning, MOOCs, presence, Retention, Scaffolding, Secondary Education, Team Building, Tertiary Education, Web Sciences SOTON

How do you cater for every kind of user under the sun?

<a href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/CQLF-879TZQ0lxwHDDReaNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite”><img src=”https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n1Z5KvOVFFs/UpHMkI6JKjI/AAAAAAAAv-s/oNy9Dcdjr3I/s640/Screen%2520Shot%25202013-11-24%2520at%252009.52.24.jpg&#8221; height=”209″ width=”640″ /></a> From the expert to the novice, from the professors of computer science and information technology who are undoubtedly here, or the newcomer to the Web, let alone to learning online and all that entails.

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Blogging as an acdemic and scholarly acitivty

Blogging as an acdemic and scholarly acitivty

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JISC Share alike

If this was a prompt from H818 thanks! Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/_TlSG5AJr3Q I’m not sure why it was open on my desktop this morning unless my son (GSCE) or daughter (A Levels) went to it last night??? Anyway, JISC should

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