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Reflection on keeping an e-learning blog for 1,000 days

Reflection on keeping an e-learning blog for 1,000 days

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Posted in Blogging, Creativity, E-Learning, Engestrom, Grainne Conole, H800: Technology Enhanced Learning - practices and debates, H807: Innovations in E-Learning, H808: The E-Learning Professional, H810: Accessible Online Learning, Helen Beetham, Learning, MA in Open & Distance Education, Martin Weller, Retention, Scaffolding, Tertiary Education, The Open University, Vygotsky, Words, Zbigniew Pelczynski

The Secret Life of Words

Inspired by The History of English…in just a minute x10 I’ve got ‘The Secret Life of Words’ out again to enjoy a sustained romp through the WWW (weird world of words). I think Dr Who with ADHD having to explain

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Posted in Creativity, Learning, Words

Two ways through the History of English – In Ten Minutes or Ten Days

My love of English received an adrenalin boost with the OU’s iTunes ‘History of English in 10 Minutes’.

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Posted in Blogging, Creativity, Diary, E-Learning, Fiction, Language, Reading, Short Story, Writing

Language, Communication, Education and John Seely Brown via Hitchings and Tyneside

The meaning of words and learning, from how we learn to speak via Hitchings, John Seely Brown and the Open University MAODE module H800. I like that thought that ‘All knowledge is, we believe, like language’. Whether we are educators

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Posted in E-Learning, Learning, Learning Design, Words

Reflections on 12 months of e-learning – roller-coaster or white-water rafting?

How goes it? Like a roller-coaster, merrily going along, like the C4 ident:through the loops of a roller-coaster though the shapes I see are ‘H’ and ’800′ and ’807′ and ’808′ as I pass by. Then I switch track and

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Posted in e-Books, E-Learning, Innovations, Language, Learning Design, Life, Mistakes, Mobile learning, Reading, Relationships, Resistance, Video Conferencing, voice, Vygotsky, Writing

Blended learning in Brazil – more docudrama than soap.

We are asked to consider the life of a Brazilian Mum, working in a Law office, doing an undergraduate course. She opts for blended learning and needs to juggle family life (husband, two children) with her job and studies. Through

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Eating three kinds of humble pie regarding reading lists, dated reports and participation online (and the use of cliched corporate expressions)

A 2,800 word response on the relevance of a 1992 report of chapter on ‘Computer Networking for the Development of Distance Education Courses’ with reference to the Open University (UK) MA in Open and Distance Education by way of Oddjob, pedalos and academics who don’t get along.

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Posted in voice, Creativity, Mistakes, Relationships, Language, Blogging, E-Learning, Forum Threads, Neuroscience, Diary, Digital Marekting, Reading, Video Conferencing, e-Books, Innovations, Vygotsky, Learning Design

Adobe or not to adobe?

The cost is always the thing, but Adobe shine. For the creative industries and creative they are insurpassable. They are like the Avid from TV and complement all things MAC for designers, art directors, photographers and video directors. I hear

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Posted in Blogging, Creativity, Dream Bursts, E-Learning, Frustrated Creative

English is spoken by 80% of the population of the Netherlands and Sweden. But what about England?

English is spoken by * 80% of the population of the Netherlands and Sweden * 50% of the population of Germany, Slovenia and Finland * 30% of the population of Italy, France and the Czech Republic So what % of

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Posted in Language, voice, Words, Writing

E-words, e-terms and e-lexemes

 Inspired by The Secret life of words. How English became English. Henry Hitchings (2008) 24 August 2010 (First posted in my Diayland blog which I stared in September 1999) ‘Communications is essential to our lives, but how often do we

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Posted in E-Learning, Innovations, Learning, Life, Mind Bursts, Resistance, Visualization, Words, Writing
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