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About: For many years I have had a lead role in developing the use of e-learning in my Faculty by way of a variety of secondments and development projects. These have been mainly focussed on getting the best use out of our institutional VLE and to move it on from being more than a learning management/policing tool and rather expensive repository for lecture notes and Powerpoint presentations. In recent years I have become much more interested in promoting and supporting the use of 'external' web 2.0 platforms and applications so that students and staff can develop personal learning and research environments and networks that are portable and sustainable beyond the context of their time at the University. In the wider scheme of continuing professional development, life-long learning and digital citizenship I see this as more significant than focussing narrowly on the use of enclosed, private institutional VLEs.

Professional role Principal Teaching Fellow

Organisation, if you have one University of Leeds

Interests Environment, social media, open education, Open Educational Resources, social theory, critical theory

Will you be blogging about ALT-C? Yes and you may aggregate my blog

Will ALT-C 2011 be your first ALT conference? No

What topics are on your radar? open education, social media

6 September 2011
5 September 2011
2 September 2011
28 August 2011

Added Josie Fraser (friend)


27 August 2011
9 August 2011

The end of an error? - Hi Seb. I'll be very happy to share it with anyone who wants it. I will be keeping an eye on institutional VLE issues at the conference but in addition, and closer to my own interests these days, issues and opportunities around cloud computing and how students and researchers can independently use, individually and collaboratively, within and beyond their institutions (and whether they are in one or not) freely available and low cost web 2.0 platforms and applications. In other words the infrastructure and communication layers of personal learning and research environments.

Comments - Link

Added Seb Schmoller (friend), Seb Schmoller (want-to-meet), Dave White (friend), Dave White (want-to-meet), Kirsten Thompson (friend), Kirsten Thompson (want-to-meet), Terry McAndrew (friend), and Terry McAndrew (want-to-meet)


8 August 2011

The end of an error? - When I retired last month one of my students wished me luck and said it's the end of an era. At least I think that's what she said. This may well be my last ALT-C as I just managed to persuade my Head of School to pay my conference fees. It was helpe...

Discussion - Link

Added Frances Bell (friend), Frances Bell (want-to-meet), Tom Franklin (friend), Tom Franklin (want-to-meet), Alan Cann (friend), Alan Cann (want-to-meet), James Clay (friend), James Clay (want-to-meet), George Roberts (friend), and George Roberts (want-to-meet)


Terry's Network

Josie Fraser
Josie Fraser (mutual) friend
Terry McAndrew
Terry McAndrew (mutual) friend, want-to-meet
Kirsten Thompson
Kirsten Thompson (mutual) friend, want-to-meet
Dave White
Dave White (mutual) friend, want-to-meet
Seb Schmoller
Seb Schmoller (mutual) friend, want-to-meet
George Roberts
George Roberts friend, want-to-meet


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