I’ll make this short as I really should be putting the finishing touches to TMA01 (which in turn requires me to have done a first draft, but that’s another story). I have had a small victory against the forces of darkness this week and wanted to share it. I have been a Virgin Media (formally… Read More Resistance isn’t futile
And another quick thought before I go back and start writing what I should be writing about – its all very well being able to put people into different groupings from innovator to laggard, but what use is it? Especially if it defines personal characteristics rather than environmental factors. If it does just define personal… Read More re Rogers
This might sound like a very strange start to a post about innovation, but reading the summary of Rogers the first things that came into my mind were the Tony Hill series of books by Val McDermid. Rogers descriptions of people read very much like psychological profiles, the only thing missing being the dead bodies… Read More Call me a laggard, but….
An interesting starting point for this one: My primary aim was to use Moodle to make course administration and content delivery more efficient, rather than supporting any radically different pedagogical approach. The online materials were to run alongside the existing courses and were not meant as an alternative or a replacement for them. Following on… Read More H807 – Jisc Case Studies – Use of Moodle in Multimedia analysis and design at HATII
One interesting aspect of this case study was the inherent assumption that the students themselves would innovate in their use of the online materials. This is a sensible approach as it recognises that technology moves so fast, and students adoption of the change outstrips that of the course designers. So materials were provided online so… Read More H807 – Jisc Case Studies – Use of Moodle to support active learning in Classics
This was created as an entire online degree to meet the commitment the University of Derby had to widening participation. There was an implication that the course design was at least in part determined by the platform it sat on, but this appears to have ensured a consistent design to the courses, so all have… Read More H807 – Jisc Case Studies – Online delivery of BA Business Studies
This case study follows the decision to move a course from a blended approach to a pure online course for those students who were unable to get to centres to participate. Key issues faced were those of connectivity of the participants, typically broadband describes a 125kb connection, with most users on dial-up. It also covers… Read More H807 – Jisc Case Studies – Online delivery of MSc Strategic Management in Africa