Follow Up on Mbilwi Secondary School

Posted on November 30, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

Turns out Mbilwi Secondary School has been doing a great job for many years.

Communities of Practice

Posted on November 11, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

Branding This Blog

Posted on November 10, 2009 · Posted in Personal

I'm running a personal cartoon competition on 99Designs.

Drupal Module for FHSST Feedback – quotes wanted

Posted on November 9, 2009 · Posted in FHSST

If you're a Drupal person and would like to have a crack at developing a feedback module for FHSST please read on for the specification details and contact me with any clarifying questions or a quote for the work. I intend to make a decision by the middle of next week (18th November) so you've got a week to get the information to me.

Open Assessment Bank: FullMarks well underway

Posted on November 3, 2009 · Posted in FullMarks

I'm charging on ahead with development of the open assessment bank. We will be calling it FullMarks and the most important feature will be that teachers can actively participate.

Crowdsourcing versus Traditional Design

Posted on October 28, 2009 · Posted in FHSST

We've decided to run our own internal competition. The prize will be bragging rights as the optimal process for future covers for OpenPress / FHSST texts. We are going to allocate the same budget sourcing sets of covers for the Maths and Physical Science books, but we are going to have the Maths set commissioned by a regular design firm and we'll get the Physical Science ones created on 99Designs.

Bullyboy Publishers?

Posted on October 26, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

Quite frankly, my sympathy goes to the learners who have to share one book between four and cannot do their homework properly, while publishing house executives sit in plush offices dreaming up misleading copyright messages to intimidate teachers and learners.

Top Science School in SA

Posted on October 22, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

EVEN THE NUMBER 1 science school in South Africa will benefit from having access to FHSST, Siyavula and OpenPress.

Sam wants to be a rock star :-/

Posted on October 21, 2009 · Posted in Personal

There are hints that Sam might not want to be programmer or a rugby player, but he may still change his mind.

Doing OpenPress By Hand

Posted on October 20, 2009 · Posted in OpenPress

We are going to run a full manual aggregation process to test and demonstrate the process we envisage for the OpenPress web-service.