All entries for Saturday 24 July 2010

July 24, 2010

week twentyfive

Writing about web page

100 lbs of packing tape went into this 530-roll spider-web, created by capital-letter-averse artists numen/for use.

Tape web

week twenty four

Writing about web page

Building VLEs

I used to hate the idea of VLEs because all they were becoming was online pigeon-holes for storing paper documents (paper-under-glass).

Must agree I share the frustration expressed here and the comments posted to this Building VLEs blog reflect common experiences for learning technologists world wide who are trying to encourage teachers to engage with the potential for using of technology in education.

Uploading documents should never be the beginning because in my experience it leads frustration both for teachers because it causes them more workload and also for those eLearning staff who are desperately trying to get educators to see beyond their physical filing cabinets and see the ‘e’ in eLearning not as an abbreviation for ‘extra’ but for ‘engaging’.

OK so seems everyone agrees on the barriers but how do we get educators to engage with this stuff?

Do these "develop by stages" approaches help or hinder?

A Four Stage VLE Model

week twenty three

In a sport which is no stranger to scandal and rumour, stories of motorised bicycles being used by professional cyclists have been spreading like wildfire through the peloton.

It's so stupid I'm speechless

said Olympic time-trial champion Cancellara.

nuff said!

week twenty two

Writing about web page

HOW TO: Make a Great How-To Video

If a picture speaks a thousand words, then a video certainly adds a good few more on top of that. One area in which video is invaluable is the “how-to” instructional that takes a diagram, recipe, or list of steps and brings the topic to life.

Of course there's no arguement that badly done it's not worth the effort! So these "how to make a how to" tips might be worth a look...

now just need to find time to get creative! 

Week twenty–one

Writing about web page


Ah the possibility of diving back into the deep after a refresher :) rather than ears ringing with the chuckle of NZ Dive Master claiming "it's just like riding a bike" NOT!?

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