Developing Creative ‘Flexperts’

Following on from my last post I have just re-read the report published by The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies titled Creative Man The Future Consumer, Employee and Citizen which supports many of the arguments I defend when I am with clients during the planning phases of the development of their learning policies.   Professor Feiwel Kupferberg from the Danish university of Read more about Developing Creative ‘Flexperts’[…]

Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Team

This post concerns small to medium sized organisations who have limited or no understanding of online learning content development but are in the process of creating their own courses based around in-house subject matter expertise and using an LMS (Learning Management System) that, while being transparent to use and feature rich, doesn’t magically turn subject Read more about Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Team[…]

Mobile phones for Education in India’s Low-Cost Schools

© 2015 Photo copyright, Tony Hughes, All rights reserved. Children at Ramana’s Childrens School, Rishikesh, India This is a guest post written by Kim Campbell, Benjamin Mayer, and Hila Mehr, the authors of the report Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools. Follow their blog and reach the authors at Ed-Tech India. Read more about Mobile phones for Education in India’s Low-Cost Schools[…]

Transmedia: Fear of the Lexicon Goblins

“Transmedia”: just another word for the bulging digital media lexicon?  Is it replacing ‘multi-channel’ or ‘multi-platform’ or even ‘cross-media’ or that old dinosaur ‘multi-media’?  The Wikipedia entry for ‘transmedia storytelling‘ tells us: A transmedia project develops storytelling across multiple forms of media in order to have different “entry points” in the story; entry-points with a Read more about Transmedia: Fear of the Lexicon Goblins[…]

Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Cycle

In the last post I looked at where small to medium sized organisations tackling the development of online courses can run into problems when selecting the development team from amongst relatively inexperienced staff members who don’t always have the skills or time required to complete the development tasks. In this post I want to quickly Read more about Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Cycle[…]

Leading horses, the Emperor’s clothes, and rusting Ferraris: in search of good content

Everything takes time. For the past few days I’ve been trying to find a decent metaphor to introduce this post. I’ve been unable to decide between the rather obvious proverb ‘you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink‘ (or it’s even more obvious cousin ‘you can lead a man to Read more about Leading horses, the Emperor’s clothes, and rusting Ferraris: in search of good content[…]

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 Read more about Doing battle with the WP bad guys[…]

Cut the cr**p! Development is a Joint Venture

There’s always a more or less discernable ‘zone of irritation’ for an organisation when developing online learning with a partner learning organisation. I think, after several large online learning development projects that this comes from a lack of clear understanding on the part of the contracting organisation in terms of what their real, rather than Read more about Cut the cr**p! Development is a Joint Venture[…]

Digital Literacy: Learning to Run Twice as Fast

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. Read more about Digital Literacy: Learning to Run Twice as Fast[…]