Doing battle with the WP bad guys

Over the past two years  praxMatrix has been building a significant number of our client sites on the WordPress core. WordPress, originally a blogging tool, has, over the years, developed into an incredibly flexible core platform from which many sector-specific applications can be built – including e-learning applications. It has a huge and dedicated team[…]

How to escape education’s death valley

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley Some time ago I wrote a couple of  posts around Ken Robinson’s approach and perspective on education, training and creativity. Recently, probably due more to my own work with client projects than any measurable trend in the education sector, that thinking has started to ‘devolve’ again toward[…]

What Do You Get When You Fall In Love? : Social Media’s Less Lovely Face

Falling in Love is So Easy To Do You probably remember some of the lyrics from that classic song of disillusionment with love and relationships, ‘I’ll Never Fall in Love Again’. If not, here’s a little reminder: What do you get when you fall in love? A guy with a pin to burst your bubble[…]

2012 Media and Tech Learning Trends

On January 24-26, 2012,  one hundred  distinguished thought leaders from  all over  the  world  were invited to come together in Austin to mark the tenth anniversary of the NMC Horizon Project with a very special convocation and retreat. During the retreat they identified a number of ‘mega trends’ that will effect learning and the way we work[…]

Korea IAA Workshop

The conference/workshop started with a tour of Seoul and an evening drinking the local Saki type fuel called Soju with 3 of the IAA staffers  – clear, inoffensive tasting but with the power to finally catch up with you and make new acquaintances seem like very old friends. Good fun. Today Michael McQueen gave his[…]

Participatory Learning Workshop, Seoul, Korea 25-29 October,2010

I’ll be in Seoul, Korea between the 24th October and the 30th October presenting at the International Award Association’s ‘Asia Pacific Regional Training Workshop’. I’ll be running a two hour workshop on the 27th that will concentrate firstly on what learners, and especially Generation Y learners, expect of the learning experience and what participatory, constructivist[…]

E-learning in France: Anything new?

I’m back in France for a couple of months after eight months in Australia. Having spent most of my working life in Europe, particularly in France,  working on various digital media projects I am very interested to see how the French are thinking about e-learning in 2010. France was slow to pick up on the[…]

Digital Media Skills Training Shortage

Findings in a recently released survey from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Medill School/Media Management Center at Northwestern University point to a significant digital media skills training shortage for business-to-business (B2B) editors. The survey finds that B2B editors “generally receive a paltry amount of corporate training on the skills they need[…]

Keeping up with the Kids

The George Lucas Educational Foundation has a great Digital Generation Project running through its website EduTopia.  Anyone who has an interest in digital media, especially educators involved in the development of  online learning, wants to know how the next generation of digital media users is approaching both the technology and the distribution and design of[…]