#ocTEL- an open online course recipe using WordPress

Having recently posted the ingredients card for ocTEL I thought I flesh out some of the details and give ‘mama’s secret recipe’. Like most recipes it’s not perfect and I encourage you to try it yourself and refine where necessary. Also it’s worth remembering that even though the course is in progress the recipe is being continually […]

Learning Resource Metadata/Schema in action: Maths Apps Index

One of the nice things working for CETIS is when organisations like the Association of Learning Technologists (ALT) approach you to contribute to their projects it’s often an opportunity to field test cutting edge innovation. This was the case when ALT recruited me for their Maths Apps Index project. As part of this we implemented LRMI/schema.org resource descriptions into community generated reviews

What I’ve starred this month: April 28, 2013

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this month: SFC Further and Higher Education ICT Strategy – summary and reflections – April 23, 2013 6 Free Realtime Google Analytics Dashboards | Notes – Dan Barker – April 22, 2013 Behavio Team Joins Google, Shuts Down Behavior Tracker Project – April 14, 2013 Half an […]

#ocTEL: Outline of an open course (maximising email push with MailPress)

This post originally appeared on the ocTEL blog on 15th April and was written in collaboration with David Jennings. I’ve reposted it here as it outlines some of the broad ideas we are using with this open course, but in particular I wanted to highlight the use of the WordPress plugin MailPress to distribute course […]

#ocTEL Using Google Spreadsheets for a basic analytic to find your fledgling bloggers

One of the nice things about open courses like ocTEL is whilst having your own blogging space wasn’t a mandatory requirement we were aware that a number of participants had setup one up anyway. Conscious that activities like blogging can be very lonely and also aware that this is often a critical moment in motivating […]

Geek Out Webinar: Using Google App Scripts and Spreadsheets to Analyze Canvas Usage Data

Just a note to say on 26th April at 4pm BST (in your timezone) I’ll be giving a webinar on using Google Apps Script to extract data from Canvas (LMS by Instructure). Even if you’re not a Canvas user hopefully there will be some general techniques you’ll find useful. It might also be useful for […]

#ocTEL– proudly powered by …

There have been a couple of very interesting WordPress/FeedWordPress recipe cards for open courses from Anne-Marie Scott for #edcmooc and Martin Weller for #h817open. Below is the ingredient list for #octel. Added to the pot is some homegrown veg which gives us some very personal customisation. A lot of this is to tweak the functionality […]

What I’ve starred this month: March 28, 2013

Here’s some posts which have caught my attention this month: Sheila’s work blog » Badges? Certificates? What counts as succeeding in MOOCs? – March 25, 2013 Groups, Clay Shirky and Online Education | online learning insights – March 24, 2013 Learning Technologies: International Perspectives on Technology in Higher Education – March 22, 2013 Visualising Data […]