People put a lot of focus on Motivation Monday but today is Tuesday and I am struggling, at least struggling more than normal. I walked through the park this morning listening to the birds and noticing the many signs of spring, from blossoms to flowers, trying to calm my sense of panic and the blackness threatening... Continue Reading →
There is absolutely no doubt that 2016 was an utterly horrific one on so many levels. Many people have written of their frustrations and pain much more eloquently than I ever could so I simply want to wish that the new year brings significantly less tragedy and pain. Somewhat guiltily against this dark backdrop of... Continue Reading →
Term is now well underway both with regards to work and study. Summer through to the end of October is by far my busiest time and it feels as if I have finally stopped trying to hang on by my nails, only ever one step ahead. I have been working my way through the huge list by... Continue Reading →
It is the end of my first week on the Social Media Analytics MOOC delivered by the good folk at the Queensland University of Technology. I have learnt how to get started analysing the numbers behind tweets and hashtags and how to use Martin Hawksey's TAGS, which prior to the course I had only unsuccessfully... Continue Reading →
Last week I joined in the Jisc #OLsuccess week lead by Lou McGill and Helen Beetham. A round-up can be found on their blog area. Online students could participate via polls, short survey, Twitter or the discussion forum. I have tried to collate my thoughts into this diagram however a couple of things have niggled... Continue Reading →
I have been following the weekly #LTHEchat as an observer (my more positive equivalent for lurker) for a long time however this week I decided to take the plunge and join in. As the topic was Open CPD it could not have been more apt for my first go. As someone who had never participated in a... Continue Reading →
One of my aims for this week was to find out what this whole badge thing was about in ocTEL and I was obviously not the only person to be intrigued by the talk of badges as I spotted a tweet on Friday asking if we were for or against the system. Before the course... Continue Reading →
My MOOC journey to date Last Monday I embarked on my third MOOC. The first #edcmooc was run on the Coursera platform and I enjoyed every minute of the five weeks, the course content, the participants, the non-linear platform and the staff involved all made it a total success and I even earned my completion... Continue Reading →
I used the web visualiser to get started but then expanded it out for use in and out of work and then turned it into an infographic. The one thing I don't use it for at all is for connecting with friends - I stick to doing that offline.
Starting my new MOOC this week. First exercise coming up...