Re: html5up and presenting in HTML

A couple of weeks ago Steve stumbled across html5up while looking for wordpress themes. They are not, in fact, wordpress themes, which initially disappointed me until I worked out they were actually fabulous. What they are are very clean, simple, responsive HTML5 templates, free under creative commons licensing. You saw me use one for the … 

 

Re: elephants

In my post yesterday I referred to a myriad of elephants in the room regarding the teaching of academic integrity, which I thought I’d unpack here a bit. Many of them are symptoms of sector-wide problems and tie in with other significant issues like casualisation. I’m certainly not saying anything new but I still think … 

 

Re: academic integrity

One of the projects I’ve been working on of late is redesigning our whole approach to academic integrity. Now, because we can’t just direct students to dontbeanidiot.org (although I dearly would love to substitute that for most policies), it’s been a fairly substantial project. How do you teach 20,000-odd students academic integrity with any sort of … 

 

Re: start

   by  acidpix  I figured it was time to go round again. New name, new theme, new angle. The last year or so has been fairly interesting professionally, and now that I’ve got off the roundabout I’ve found myself somewhere entirely different. For a long time I wasn’t quite sure what to do about that, but ultimately … 

 

Badge literacy: a field guide

Following on in my thinking about badges, Colin’s comment re: badge literacy on my last post deserves some exploration. Little graphics that you stick on some website somewhere are a hard sell to a university, because: 1. Boy Scouts. The actual concept is identical and the niche for this type of credential is identical but … 

 

Implementing badges 1: adventures in drop shadows

I haven’t been particularly forthcoming about what I’ve been working on in the last year or so, because reasons. But since 2015 is the self-declared year of damn the man, here we are. What I’ve been working on recently is a proposal for the implementation of OpenBadges. Since Moodle now comes with a nice but rather … 

 

Ascilite 2014 presentation

For those of you who missed it or for some reason want to watch it again, here’s the recording and slides from my #ascilite2014 presentation yesterday. Ascilite 2014 presentation from Sarah Thorneycroft on Vimeo.