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Description: Sounds of the Bazaar is a podcast and LIVE Internet radio programme produced by the Pontydysgu research organisation and friends.Sounds of the Bazaar focuses on research and practice in technology enhanced learning and the use of social software and Web 2.0 for knowledge development and sharing.Other topics include social networking and digital identities. en-US
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Recent Posts

A New Digital Era
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Reflections on the contents and conversations from weeks 3 and 4; A New Digital Era I’m a tutor on the EmployID MOOC “The Changing World of Work” on the EMMA platform which is still has a few weeks left to run and is still available to join via the link above! I’ve mostly been the […] Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:54:34 +0000

More Thoughts On Workplace Learning Analytics
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I have been looking at the potential of Learning Analytics (LA) for professional development of employees in European Public Employment services as part of the European funded EmployID project. Despite interest, particularly from Learning and Development personnel within the employment services, Learning Analytics, has made only limited impact and indeed reflects the slow take up […] Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:15:27 +0000

What Comes After “Learning Layers”? – Part Three: Getting Deeper With Vocational Learning, ‘Health And Safety’ And Digital Media
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In my two previous blogs I referred to the fact that our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project had come to an end and that we (the ITB team involved in the construction sector pilot) are working with follow-up activities. I then described briefly, how I came to start a joint initiative on digital media in […] Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:05:00 +0000

What Comes After “Learning Layers”? – Part Two: Bau-Abc Trainers Working With Digital Media And ‘Health And Safety’
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In my previous blog I referred to the fact that our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project had come to an end and that the final review has already taken place. For us – the ITB team that had worked in the construction pilot this has meant a change of perspective from developing and testing new […] Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:15:10 +0000

What Comes After “Learning Layers”? – Part One: The Follow-Up Activities Are Taking Shape
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As the readers of this blog have observed, most of my posts since November 2012 have dealt with our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project. However, now the Learning Layers project has been  completed and the final review has taken place (I blogged on this in January and February). During its active period (2012-2016) the project […] Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:30:34 +0000

Machines Against Humans?
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I expect to see more of this debate in the future. Richard Palmer (Tribal) and Sheila MacNeil (Glasgow Caledonian University) had a debate at the Jisc Digifest17 about whether learning analytics interventions should always be mediated by a human being. Richard (for machines) and Sheila (for humans), speak about their thoughts on the topic in […] Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:05:02 +0000

Mooc Providers In 2016
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According to Class Central a quarter of the new MOOC users  in 2016 came from regional MOOC providers such as  XuetangX (China) and Miríada X (Latin America). They list the top five MOOC providers by registered users: Coursera – 23 million edX – 10 million XuetangX – 6 million FutureLearn – 5.3 million Udacity – […] Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:18:01 +0000

The Open In Mooc Must Include The Ability To Create Courses
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However you view MOOCs, they have been a success in moving towards open education and in allowing thousands of people not enrolled in formal education programmes to take part in courses. But in all the talk about open and MOOCs one issue worries me: access to platforms. Yes the best MOOCs and the better platforms […] Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:23:03 +0000

Feminist Maker Spaces
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A post I wrote for the Taccle3 project output on STEM attitudes and encouraging girls and young women to engage in STEM… I recently came across the article The Rise of Feminist Hacker Spaces and How to Make Your Own which describes the history and creation of Double Union hacker space in San Fransisco.  A hacker […] Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:43:20 +0000

More About Competency Based Education
Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning
Just a quick addendum to my earlier article on competency based education. Things go round and much of my experience was from providing professional development to teachers and trainers for the UK around the introduction of the competency based National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)in the early 1990s.  At the same time the National Council for Vocational […] Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:04:58 +0000