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FullMarks Invitation to Cape Town Teachers

Posted on March 1, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

Invitation to the FullMarks upload sprint.

North West Province: Workshop 1

Posted on February 28, 2010 · Posted in Siyavula

Some feedback and news from our first workshop for North West Province Subject/Curriculum Advisors. The next workshop is scheduled for the 4th and 5th of March.

FullMarks Demo

Posted on February 24, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

I have made a quick slideshow tour of some of the functionality of the alpha version of the FullMarks site. The site is extremely simple yet offers powerful reports to help support learners effectively, especially in the current environment in South Africa where classes are large and teachers don't have enough time to consider individual needs.

FHSST site upgrade update

Posted on February 20, 2010 · Posted in FHSST

First part of the site upgrade finished, the FHSST site now uses Drupal 6.

Progress towards an uploading sprint for FullMarks

Posted on February 19, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

FullMarks is rapidly gaining momentum with two schools so far giving permission for their teachers to participate in an uploading sprint, one of them even told me that they have a list of teachers who are willing to participate.

North West Province and Siyavula

Posted on · Posted in Siyavula

We are running a series of workshops in the North West province to train curriculum advisors. We've adapted our approach for these workshops and are really looking forward to putting it to the test.

FullMarks Design

Posted on December 9, 2009 · Posted in FullMarks

We have got the look of the front-page tied down.

Crowdsourced covers are in.

Posted on · Posted in FHSST

We had many submissions and there were some great ones but these were the most popular amongst members of the FHSST and OpenPress teams. I'll write up a more detailed follow-up post when we've got the maths ones in.

Reflections on Choosing Connexions

Posted on December 1, 2009 · Posted in Siyavula

One key part of the overall sustainability of Siyavula is the platform used for the project. Platform decisions are quite tricky to navigate. I've made some notes about the things that I think are important considerations when choosing an OER platform, although I'm sure I'll get some pretty strong opinions from the rest of the community about the most important considerations.

Siyavula as a Framework

Posted on · Posted in Siyavula

Siyavula intends to create a framework that supports the education system. The framework needs to accept the curriculum, allow swap-and-share groups the ability to share resources and have the discussions they need, allow users like Curriculum Advisors to vet resources and ensure that the isolated teachers can get access to the resources.