WordPress-fu for the entry-level edupunk

The above is the title of a workshop proposal I’ve submitted for Ascilite this year. It occurred to me that I did quite a lot of workshoppy practice-sharing type work around what I was doing with games-based learning and Moodle stuffs but (largely for baby-related reasons) I haven’t done much Read more…

Design by appropriation

The problem with systems and software that are designed for education is generally that they are designed for education. Education as a target market has some significant baggage when it comes to design – there’s always a tension between educational design and system design, and things generally end up as Read more…

The post-LMS non-apocalypse

  by  Boris Savluc    Currently we have a funded courseware redevelopment project happening, and I’ve been asked to articulate my views on a ‘post-LMS world’. The odd thing about this is that I should have a multitude of opinions on this issue but this post has languished as a draft for Read more…

The myth of the expert

  by  Chris Pirillo    Advance apologies; I’m about to burst a few bubbles. I read this post this morning. While I’m no fan of the ‘Generation Meh’ tag, she makes the point that young people aren’t digital natives, they’re just fearless. But what it highlighted to me is that, despite the Read more…

The folly of choice

*EDIT* – a few people have made the fair comment that it’s choice and decision-making processes that I have an issue with here rather than open source specifically, so have changed the title accordingly. This isn’t a post bashing open source software. Open source is awesome. What it is is Read more…