My experience of MozFest has always been of an open and inclusive environment and a lot of that is down to the care and effort organisers take to set the tone of the event and what they expect from participants. In my experience it works … Continue reading Lightbulb moment
So this weekend I am at MozFest for the third year in a row. I debated whether to come this year – travelling to London isn’t my favourite thing, even though the venue at Ravensbourne is an excellent place to hold an event. However, I’m … Continue reading Friday night is science night – MozFest16
I’m continuing to do my 23 Things, and thing 3 is digital footprints. Whilst I’m pretty open about my life and the things that interest me I do try to put a little separation online between professional life and personal life. It’s not a hard … Continue reading Wipe your feet at the door
My excellent colleagues at the University of Edinburgh are running a 23 Things course kicking off this week with an introduction and a blogging task. Our tasks for the week are nice and simple. Thing 1 is to familiarise ourselves with the 23 Things website, … Continue reading Doing my Thing
One of my concerns about learning analytics has been the potential for ‘feeding the beast’ to become a goal in and of itself. Where you end up constraining the systems that can be used to teach in order to make sure that the analytics are … Continue reading A poor metaphor where I obliquely compare the VLE to a dinosaur
Over the last week I’ve spent a significant amount of time at 2 major conferences – OER16 and LAK16. A series of 3 conferences were running back to back at Edinburgh and like many others I took the opportunity to do a deep dive and … Continue reading Value of being open
So I went ahead and got a domain of my own from Reclaim Hosting.** And the best thing I could think of was to put WordPress on it. Sometimes I disappoint even myself. ** Seems like a reasonable price to pay to maintain @jimgroom in … Continue reading Hello World!