The reusability paradox – WTF?

WTF? The reusability paradox.  How can reusability be bad? When first presented with this concept last year, I must admit I really did struggle with it.  As a techhie, every fibre of my being compels me to focus on reuse.  Hence, the paradox.  After some weeks of struggling with the reusability paradox, it did start... Continue Reading →

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Moodle Activity Viewer – in the cloud?

So what is MAV?  An introduction to MAV written in 2013 is available.  Features have been added, but the core concept remains unchanged. In a nutshell, it allows you to visualise student click activity within your Moodle course site using a heat map, colouring links lighter or darker according to the number of times they... Continue Reading →

Being BAD at task management

I have co-authored a paper with a colleague, David Jones which was published at the ASCILITE2014 conference being held in Dunedin New Zealand.  The paper was titled Breaking BAD to bridge the reality/rhetoric chasm.  The reality/rhetoric chasm is best expressed through the following metaphor, in the words of Professor Mark Brown: E-learning's a bit like... Continue Reading →

Metacognition as a concept map

So I have been recently introduced to Concept Mapping using the CmapTools developed by IHMC. Thinking I should give this a go to see if it assists with understanding the big picture of complex concepts, I put it into action.  I have developed a concept map for metacognition, a topic of discussion in a course... Continue Reading →

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