Month: Mar 2017

Blended learning with a blender

Back in early 2000s the phrase ‘blended learning’ began to be used more widely. At the Marsden with a colleague we decided to reuse and try to make the idea for trainers or anyone involved in learning design really explicit. We started a learning…

Kazakh OpenU

Interesting post and what likes like a really good initiative with the new online education offering in Kazakhstan MOOC, MOOC, meet Kazakhstan: Surfing a new wave of MOOC innovation – http://wp.me/p1TvCL-YG Very timely too for those of us involved with People’s Uni as they consider if…

On picking battlesĀ 

Not really sure what I’ve learnt about campaigning in the past few years but the Indian article hits home for campaigning friends. So my battles are / continue to be – until the end of time or we win NHS – publicly funded, provided,…

#Moreincommon Sutton update

So good to meet tonight. We are still a very fledgling group but there is a will to help try and address division and marginalisation. There is a London #Moreincommon podcast by another group:  https://m.soundcloud.com/user-287831576/more-in-common-podcast-episode-1 We are planning a workshop in May/June and part…

installing mahara locally – completed process

This includes from yesterday – I have now successfully exported the missing portfolios from our local installation. So for installation and access to a local Mahara ePortfolio system with exportable portfolios in html / leap format for IIS (& probably will work for ZAMPP…

10 things to do in times of political upheaval

via a friend http://www.dnaindia.com/india/column-10-things-to-do-in-times-of-political-upheaval-2369675

Attempts to locally install mahara following change of eportfolio platform

To cut a long story short, we are currently attempting to install an old version of the open source Mahara ePortfolios onto a local server. IT were unable to assist and both my web knowledge and my colleagues are a little rusty. The data…

Goodbye to seeking freedom

The internet has changed this. I thought after leaving custody in Turkey that freedom would be the ability to walk out of your front door and in any direction you want and whilst that’s partly true, it’s not that simple. I also read Nelson…

Learning Russian update

In the midst of a some ongoing turbulence in new role, I met with a very kind mature student from Ukraine today to actually start speaking some Russian and it was a wakeup call. I couldn’t follow a normal speaking pace or even understand…

People’s Uni update

I met with one of the cofounders and one of pharma module content reviewers last night. They have asked us to pause the next module development temporarily (and amendments to pharma one) as they are reviewing their business & educational models – i.e. to…

London sunset

Building a bot with BotLibre

As part of some testing and preparation for a literature course, I have been looking at different chatbot options. There is an extensive list of chatbots and options at ChatterBot Collection. I tried a few e.g. the Professor I then managed to create an…