Archive for April, 2010

Connexions Authoring Performance

Posted on April 29th, 2010 · Posted in Siyavula

I forecast a much more responsive authoring experience on Connexions in the near future, the results of a detailed performance analysis are in and some massive potential improvements have been identified. Now to turn my attention to getting them implemented!

Vlogging

Posted on April 24th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

I'm experimenting with video blogging, take a look.

North West Province Workshops 2, 3 and 4

Posted on April 12th, 2010 · Posted in Siyavula

We have just completed a series of workshops for subject advisors in the North West Province. We ran 4 two-day workshops. Read about workshops 2, 3 and 4 here.

FullMarks Uploading Sprint

Posted on April 12th, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

On the 24th of March we held the first FullMarks event at the University of Cape Town. You can read more about our first uploading sprint in this post.

UNESCO Contextualisation Stories

Posted on April 9th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

UNESCO are seeing the real world application of one of the freedoms of open licensing. The freedom to adapt, enhance and contextualise is one of the primary benefits that we allude to when advocating the adoption of OERs.

AMESA Congress 2010: Professional Development

Posted on April 6th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

I was invited to participate on a panel at the AMESA Congress this year on a panel on professional development. Given the Siyavula roll-out plan, my time with the community facilitators, the research the Foundation did into teaching teachers and my time working on a big physics experiment I thought I could find something to contribute.