PJ Evans

Cues for Creativity

I’m currently dipping in to the Creativity Toolkit MOOC from the University if Illinois. Two aspects of the course so far have been useful. One is the distinction between stories and perspectives. The professors argue that creativity occurs not in advancing a story on the same trajectory, but when your perspective (or framing) of that […]

Facebook network

I am currently trying to catch up on the Coursera MOOC on social network analysis . My main aim in taking the course is to force myself to learn about using Gephi for network analysis. The course so far has been clear and well presented but its early stages. Also, using Gephi on the Mavericks […]

Social Network Analysis and Digital Data Analysis

Notes on a presentation by Pablo Paredes. The abstract for the seminar is: This presentation will be about how to make social network analysis from social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. Although traditional SNA packages are able to analyse data from any source, the volume of data from these new services can make […]

What do you use to collate your learning?

I’ve been looking at ePortfolios recently. Partly as a project I’m working on uses an ePortfolio for technician language learners  – which I’ve written more on here – but also I’ve become more interested in the importance of curation in e-learning. But ePortfolios just never really seemed to work for me. As Martin Weber stated: They […]

Tools of e-learning

I noticed this post from the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies [CL4PT] on ten key tools for learning. There’s a very clear triangle forming of course/ content “authorware” [eg, screenr or prezi], collaboration tools [eg, etherpad or dimdim] and individual tools [eg, evernote or arguable posterour]. This highlighted a question would be how these […]


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