On Tuesday in #fos4l we were asked about a scenario involving a floundering online learner. The scenario resonated a lot with me (even as a student on #FOS4L!). I have thought quite extensively about the isolation of the online learner, both in the past and more recently when planning MOOCs
I took part in the Twitter chat today under the hashtag #foschat. My question was on how to deal with overwhelm. I consider myself pretty digitally literate. I have run a social media company: I have blogged and tweeted for a living. I have blogged since before the word became
This series of posts is to help me and anyone else with those little tasks you forget how to do next time you do them… (Or maybe it’s just memory problems while getting older!)
I often need to change a file extension, e.g., from a txt file to a csv (in order to be able to upload into Moodle, usually). Here’s how to do it:
Go to the folder where the file is and in the folder controls go to
organize > Folder and Search Options.
Click the View tab.
Uncheck the box titled “Hide extensions for known file types”.
And that’s it – the extensions are revealed and you can change one (with caution of course).
Deep in Robin Hood country, in the very middle of England, and surrounded by aristocratic estates, there’s a cave-lined limestone gorge full of incredible Ice Age archaeological evidence. The caves have survived millions of years of upheaval, collisions of continents and Ice Age glaciers coming to within 20 miles, but
This is the year of the hashtag! Hashtags (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag) are being used in emails, forum posts, blog posts, other online services like Instagram or Facebook and even in informal school or college coursework. Children in particular are using hashtags a lot more these days, as evidenced by Hashtag being
Key messages, you’d think, would be carefully thought out before they go into public view. Driving into work one recent morning I was following a van that proclaimed proudly “Fast Response Services”. Laudable, I thought, are these services anything I might want, like plumbing or boilers or cars? But nowhere
I was struggling to write multiple choice questions for a course until I reminded myself of the key rules for writing these tests. #1 Keep the answers as short as possible If the question needs a lot of text put most of it in the question introduction or stem. This
I’ve been pondering recently on the degree to which I’ve changed as I’ve grown older. There are a lot of advantages in being older – when I remember the acute embarrassment I felt constantly as a young woman I can only be glad I’m over it. Have my Myers Briggs
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In order to succeed, companies’ strategies for sustainability need to be informed by their context, aware of internal and external factors, and able to adapt with these in mind. A commonly used technique in developing strategy is SWOT analysis, based upon an assessment of ‘Strengths, ‘Weaknesses’, ‘Opportunities’ and ‘Threats’. These