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Nigel Robertson

Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Why Universities Shouldn't Create "Something like YouTube" (... - 0 views

  • Many universities are trying to figure out how they can build "something like YouTube" to support their educational activities. Most of them end up building things that are very little like YouTube in that they tend to lock down the content and make it hard to move into other spaces and mobilize in other conversations. In a sense, these university based sites are about disciplining the flow of knowledge rather than facilitating it.
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    Discussing how universities want to control knowledge rather than letting it flow freely.
Nigel Robertson

UK Web Focus | Events | What If We're Wrong? - 0 views

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    Many members of JISC Emerge community are active in exploiting the potential of various Web 2.0 technologies and approaches. But what if the Web 2.0 sceptics are right? What if Web 2.0 services aren't sustainable? What if the social aspect of social networking tools are too intrusive? How should we go about developing a sustainable approach to use of Web 2.0?
Nigel Robertson

Speaking to Ascilite, ACODE and Desire2Learn « Learn Online - 0 views

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    "In the context of a growing emphasis on eLearning, most commonly facilitated by enterprise-scale Learning Management System and a range of institutionally managed and supported communication and collaboration software tools, and in an environment of increasing emphasis on intellectual property rights management and quality assurance, how do universities (and other educational institutions) respond to the use of free, open-access tools in common use by their students? What are the potential educational uses of such tools? What are the current practices of use of these tools within educational institutions? What are the issues, risks and hidden costs? What are the advantages and benefits?"
Nigel Robertson

Perspectives in Assessment - 0 views

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    Abstract How we go about assessing HE students has such a significant impact on student learning that we need to rethink our whole curriculum design process to foreground assessment.
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