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[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

The Science of Boredom

Boredom … don’t we all remember at least one teacher who had mastered the art of Boring Students. This video from neurologist Judy Willis started with her realising that teachers were reporting more and more cases of kids who had ‘learning’ disorders or ATD etc and, when she took a closer look it turned out[…]

Facebook is Dead? Re-examining Social Media Assumptions

Although the jury still seems to be out on whether or not younger generations of Facebook users are abandoning the social media behemoth there are many studies that indicate that this key group of social media participants is swinging toward other services such as SnapChat. See this article here http://www.marketwatch.com/story/one-more-thing-teens-hate-facebook-2013-11-01 The percentage of teenagers using Twitter  overtook[…]

praxMatrix Awarded by Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People

praxMatrix has been recognised as a ‘Gold Friend’ of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People at a ceremony in London earlier in the month presided over by HRH the Earl of Wessex. The Award is given in ‘recognition of outstanding support  to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation’. Other awardees included HSBC, Coutts, Xstrata,[…]