Tuesday, 24 June 2008

The Teaching or the Subject?

Vintage postcard dated 1899 showning Robert Burns with Burns Monument & CottageImage via Wikipedia
It's definitely a well worn complaint. "Computers are sooo booooriiiing." Except the students complaining spend half their lives on FaceTube and MyBook. So, what's the problem? Is:
  • the subject dull
  • the teaching worse
  • the students useless
Your answers on a postcard.

IT work is 'boring,' students | Tech News on ZDNet
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Monday, 23 June 2008

Computing and Information Technology Conference

Apparently somebody thought that this Xbox was a good representative for all Xbox 360s: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360Image via WikipediaNow, I know that there's no need for any more sweeteners to tempt you to the conference on Thursday the 25th of June at Central College in Glasgow but...

A little bird has told me that Microsoft might just be offering a nice XBox 360 as a prize. So, don't sign up. I want to win it...
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My previous blog, Creating e-Learning, had reached a natural conclusion I think. While it started being devoted solely to e-learning and branched out into e-assessment it has evolved into a smorgasbord of education links, useful software and general outpourings covering my work with Ayr College, the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the Scottish Further Education Unit.

It has made sense, therefore, to spin off my blog and rename it. The original blog still exists, and might even see some updates, but my main blog efforts will be here from now on.

Hope you stay with me.

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