Impact study

May 2, 2011

An impact study of my Work Based Major Project.


WBMP word cloud

April 26, 2011

The Work Based Major Project is coming along and is almost complete. I daren’t post it here in full until it is marked and when it is, you will be able to see it here.

What I can do though is to pass it through Wordle and the result is above. Looks like the themes of the project are clear from this simple analysis! (Click the image for a better look)


Downtime

April 24, 2011

My dissertation will be submitted 48 hours later, apologies for the inconvenience!

Grrrrr! If only.


iPad experiment

March 26, 2011

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Like the fanboy that I am, last night I queued for just over 2 hours to pick up a shiny new iPad 2, 32 GB, Wi-Fi model. I had never owned an iPad before and the feature bumps and quicker processor in the second incarnation of the device managed to persuade me to part with my cash.

So why am I putting this rather un-interesting news on a degree blog? Well, many people are calling the iPad a post-pc device, inferring that the device is like the next version of the personal computer to be used by the masses. Being an ICT teacher by trade, I obviously am wanting to get in on the action and see the devices application in the workplace / classroom. What I am proposing to do is to spend as much time on the iPad as I can and detach from my laptop. Is this possible with the current feature set and notable limitations of the device? That’s what I want to find out. Are the limitations of the device actually a new framework for using a device like this? These are all things I want to look into.

Now, I might be absolutely mad doing this now at the stage where there is only about a month to go until the work based major project is handed in, but that fits in nicely with the experiment, can I finish my work based major project on an iPad? That will be something to tell the grandkids…

The experiment has already begun, I am writing this post on the aforementioned device and I have already noticed how quickly I can type and also just how few mistakes I make on this keyboard!

So here we go, into the unknown, but the very exciting!


Work Based Major Project – Dissemination

March 1, 2011

Below you will find a YouTube video containing my dissemination proceedings for the on-line event.

Once you have viewed the video, if you would please:

All three would be fantastic and greatly appreciated, but please leave what feedback you can 🙂


2010 in review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 3 times

In 2010, there were 24 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 72 posts. There were 17 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 9th with 19 views. The most popular post that day was The four stages of learning.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were researchers.ultraversity.net, bigextracash.com, ultraversitybloggers.blogspot.com, samuelsbay.wordpress.com, and firstclass.ultraversity.net.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for swot analysis sample, swot analysis nursing, swot analysis, sample swot analysis, and my swot analysis.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

The four stages of learning September 2010
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2

Trial dissemination method October 2010
4 comments

3

Development of a new skill within Moodle March 2010
1 comment

4

What is a ‘learning organisation’? February 2010
4 comments

5

About September 2008


Something from twitter

November 8, 2010