2014

Disaster and Recovery

The disaster was the breakdown of my computer. It all started when I tried to upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit. I then installed another 4 gigs of RAM bringing me up to 8 gigs. I did this so that I could run 64 bit Firestorm the Second Life Read more…

By pj, ago
2013

MOOCs How We Got Here

Taken from: http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2013/11/07/moocs-how-did-we-get-here/ MOOCs: How did we get here? I’m at the Open Education conference in Park City, Utah. The conference is now in its impressive 10th year. I did a presentation following Andrew Ng (Coursera). Slides and video are below. The focus is on my early experiences with MOOCs, Read more…

By pj, ago
#edcmooc

Well evaluation time #edcmooc

So the teaching part of the course is over. No more Forum posts, no more directed videos. What have I learned? Well MOOCs are great fun. I have signed up for three more: Critical Thinking and Introduction to Philosophy both at Edinburgh and Good Brain Bad Brain run by the Read more…

By pj, ago
#edcmooc

The Artifact #edcmooc

I finished my artifact and made it a record of the course. http://edcmooc.com There are some great examples of some animations that people have done. I am a tad overwhelmed. “Is the Man who is tall happy?” great animation. I will be putting up here the artifacts I have to Read more…

By pj, ago
#edcmooc

Hangout #edcmooc

Yesterday at 5 pm (GMT) we had our first hangout with our lecturers of the E-Learning and Digital Cultures ( edcmooc ). In my view it was very successful. I chose to watch it via YouTube so I could participate in the flow of comments. At the beginning we all Read more…

By pj, ago
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Sigh

Been having a troublesome day so…….. I thought I would cheer myself up with some Art. I am more ignorant of Art than I care to mention but I know what I like. Perhaps the most famous paintings I have seen were in the Uffizi gallery in Florence my favourite Read more…

By pj, ago
2013

You are being monitored

Stop Press: Merkel calls Obama about ‘US spying on her phone’ AND EU to hold Brussels summit amid US spying row The National Security Agency is monitoring YOU. You Internet activity and mobile phone use. So what next? Perhaps: New from the NSA: Internal Patriot Discovery from MarkFiore on Vimeo. Read more…

By pj, ago
2013

New

I have a new site, moving the old WordPress hosted to my account with Hostgator. This gives me: Unlimited email accounts (my students can have one e.g. Bill@eCollege.me) Unlimited sub domains (this is a sub domain) I can now have a static web page for the main site I have Read more…

By pj, ago
2013

MOOCs

Infographic: How Many Students Are Completing Free Online Courses? Marcus Varner July 10, 2013 8:00 am Online Education Share this on: by MOOCs  Massive Open Online Courses (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but, as is to be expected from Read more…

By nowchangeyourlife, ago