Recently I have been reflecting on reflection… At the moment I am tutoring both a How to Blog course and a couple of Online Tutoring courses. In both of the contexts covered by these online courses, although in very different ways, reflection is key. In the case of a blog,
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According to a Harvard study of 300,000 users, reported by the BBC (among others) today, just 10% of Twitter users generate more than 90% of the content. I can believe it – we all know that some people tweet not only several times a day but several times an hour.
With so much happening in the country at the moment and enormous changes happening daily and affecting the highest levels of government, I thought this might be a good time to look into change management. The government isn’t the only organisation that is in a state of flux. Companies large
In an article in the most recent issue of The Biologist, reported by the BBC among others, Dr Aric Sigman writes about the biological implicatons of social networking. He looks at certain aspects of online interaction, mostly physical and concludes that there is substantial evidence to suggest that there are
Rhonas Sharpe has made a couple of posts about ELESIG (one of the academic networks I manage the online space for) on her blog. She asked members what benefit they found from the experience of being a member of the community, and got some great answers: From Esyin Chew’s “I
Tailor-made solutions to workplace learning better reflect the needs of the workforce in today’s companies. Recent research has shown that upskilling and learning in the workplace is vital if Britain is to compete with an increasingly talented workforce in emerging countries. Elearning can play a key role in this. Key
ELESIG – the Special Interest Group for those interested in Evaluating the Learner Experience of E-Learning – invites academics to a seminar on Impact of learner experience research – digital literacies. It’s on Thursday, 20th November 2008 at the Evolution Suite, Longbridge Technology Park, 1 Devon Way Birmingham B31 2TS.
At Reach Further it’s one of our fundamental beliefs that bringing people together helps solve problems. Our vision is “bringing people together online, to share, to work and to learn”. Whether you call it social media, social networking, Web 2.0, online communities, the blogosphere, ebusiness or any of the other
The presentation we gave last month at the ALT-C conference in Leeds is now online: If you build it will they come? A model for sustainable online community networks for practitioners Helen Whitehead, Liz Cable Reach Further Ltd., United Kingdom Thursday 11th September 2008, University of Leeds Community model powerpoint
Last Thursday ELESIG – the Special Interest Group for Research into the Learner Experience – held a webinar focusing on research methodology for evaluating the learner’s experience of elearning. As community lead for the project (one of my roles for Reach Further) it is great to be able to report