Jean Piaget and L. S. Vygotsky are key figures in the exploration and development of ideas regarding how humans construct knowledge out of experience. While both explored how a child’s interaction with their environment affected the development of cognition, Piagets’ theories contrast sharply with Vygotsky’s…
I recently produced this publicity flyer for QROWD, a new Horizon2020 project that’s using open and crowdsourced data to reduce traffic congestion and make travel safer and more efficient. In keeping with the transport theme, I used two well-known European road sign fonts: Transport (UK) for headings, and DIN 1451 (Germany) for body text, using coloursContinue reading “QROWD flyer”
Sadly I couldn’t get Gephi (the recommended network visualisation tool for this course) to work, as it involved downgrading my version of Java, and the many comments on this issue in the DAL MOOC discussion forum didn’t fill me with confidence.
In this video, Open University academic, Tony Hirst talks about managing and analysing data, following the “4 Steps of Data Wrangling”: Clean, Shape, Augment, and Look.
By way of contributing a little something to the public record, I’ve published an edited version of a video I made with the help of fellow students in 1984, while I was in the final year of a film production course at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (BPCAD – now the Arts UniversityContinue reading “It was thirty years ago today…”
Emerging from research into the visualisation of argument construction, the analysis of learner interactions within networks has become widely recognised in recent years as a rich and effective means of providing feedback on learner progress…
I have just completed the first week of the Data, Analytics and Learning MOOC on the edX platform, and as an end of week activity I’ve been asked to research learning analytics tools, add them to a table, and upload the table here.
I’ve just started the edX Data, Analytics, and Learning MOOC (rather late – but I’m catching up) which has involved getting the hang of ‘Hangouts’. These are informal chats between experts which can take a while to get going, but inside these video conversations there are nuggets of extremely useful stuff. So in the spirit of theContinue reading “DAL MOOC – Week 1 Beginning”
Relax on our sofas and watch some of the best new short films from around the world. On Saturday, 6 December 2014 the 6th annual Couch Fest Film Festival will be held in residential homes and alternative venues around the globe – from Hong Kong to Kathmandu, from Berlin to Brasilia – and Bitterne ParkContinue reading “The smallest, biggest film festival in the world!”
A recent highlight was the ILIaD Conference, held at the University of Southampton, where I had the opportunity to discuss my summer research project with Digital Literacies expert…