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Whither the university learning management system?

Most educators would agree that it is important for pedagogy to guide decisions about technology and not the other way around, and yet there is relatively little debate in academic circles about the limiting effects of the LMS. Why is

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Creativity, Online learning

Nude emperors

So I signed up for Connected Courses. It may reboot one of my blogs — if nothing else — which have become increasingly┬áneglected as I have become more of a microblogger these days. Amazingly, I just sat and watched a

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How to promote digital literacies among faculty

In the recently published NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis, Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2013-18, it stated (p.3) that (shock, horror) there is a need for more faculty training to improve digital media literacy ‘before being asked to teach,

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Posted in Academic literature, Exemplary practice, Online learning, Practical advice, Social networking

The Digitally Connected Worker

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Posted in Exemplary practice, Online learning, Social networking, Theoretical rationale

The embedded biases within the LMS and the impact on learning

After almost a decade away in the corporate world, I don’t think I could have picked a better time to┬áreturn to mainstream academia. Universities are changing — largely because of external pressures it must be said — and I can

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Posted in Academic literature, Creativity, Flexible delivery, Online learning

The Future of the Learning Management System

Image source: tech-faq.com Joshua Kim wrote a nice piece in IHE a couple of weeks ago that posed some very candid questions about the future of Blackboard. This company is the Leviathan of the proprietary learning management system market, and

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MBA via FB

The sceptical amongst us will no doubt look upon the Facebook-delivered MBA by the London School of Business and Finance as a gimmick. This may be the case, but 12000+ hits in just over a month it is hard to

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