Some insights from my clever friends

My mate Paul Reid has had some time lately to keep track of his personal learning… This from his recent post Attending an overseas conference with Twitter – he describes some experiences that we also experienced at EDUCAUSE in Perth… The challenge now for schools is to offer student access to these such conversations, especially […]

EDUCAUSE AUSTRALASIA 09 – Day 3

Keynote – Moodle 2.0 – Taking on The World Martin Douglmas Executive Director and Founder Moodle On the verge of releasing Moodle 2.0 – a comprehensive development and transformation – the mythical creature finally takes shape. Incorporation of web services… ported back into 1.9 as well – better integration with existing institutonal systems (student management, […]

EDUCAUSE sudden insight #edaust09

@libsmatter live blogging on the floor Originally uploaded by catspyjamasnz It has just dawned on me that the most engaging sessions I’ve been to are those run by people who are actually out there in the wild – doing it for real in the real world of Web 2.0 Not those peddling institutional clones, not […]

EDUCAUSE AUSTRALASIA 09 – Day 2

Image by cogdogblog via Flickr Session 1: Symposium: Personal Learning Environments – What Works for Librarians Lots of exploration of professional PLEs – variations from minimal to those expanding beyond “healthy boundaries” http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=ddkkfncs_329f3x3g2f4&skipauth=true Symposium: ePortfolio strategies for the tertiary sector Policy level approaches to uptake… mobility, lifelong ed&training – RPL is a key concern – […]

EDUCAUSE AUSTRALASIA 09 – Day 1

Image by petaj via Flickr Session 1: Sustainable Digital Literacy: (Peter Kandlbinder – UTS) Expectations of the institution towards First Year digital literacy. A range of “basic” technology skills are assumed. Developing staff capacity (for quality elearning) (L Rankine – UWS) 90% of units have Bb site. Qualitative statements about elearning Selection of undergrad sites […]