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WordPress course writing and eportfolio space

WordPress course writing and eportfolio space

We’ve been doing work to develop a space (‘CIC-around’) to allow students to: Collate posts, so a portfolio can showcase existing work Provide access control, to ensure the work can be viewed by the right people Structure posts, such that…

Location games on campus

Location games on campus

One of the (many) notes sitting on the wall in my building says: Humans need to speak w(?) space -> UniTinder (From my wonderful colleague Theresa). We’ve had a few informal chats about what kinds of location-based tools might be…

Open Educational Resources Research

Open Educational Resources Research

One facet of my work over the last few years has been around Open Educational Resources. Having made much use of others’ resources (whether OER or not) and trying to contribute many of my own before starting my MPhil, I…

Identifying gaps in textual cohesion

Identifying gaps in textual cohesion

One of the things I’m thinking about at the moment is how we analyse student writing and present those analyses as feedback. In the context of our work on rhetorical parsing, we currently highlight sentences making particular rhetorical ‘moves’ (contrast,…

Bibliometrics altmetrics & R

I’ve been thinking recently about a ‘researcher impact’ dashboard.  The way I’m thinking at the moment, it could be setup as a Shiny App to let researchers view a set of bibliometric data, plus some wider impact stuff including perhaps…

Identifying factive claims in written text

I recently attended CIKM in Melbourne, and heard/followed up on a couple of ideas around an idea on ‘assertion identification’ – that is, the spotting of claims that might be described as factive or assertive claims which either assert facts,…

Dear learner

Dear Data One of the things I’ve been fairly excited about recently is the ‘dear data‘ project, which is an “analogue data drawing project” between two women who’d “swapped continents” via postcard. Each week they both draw by hand a…

Modelling choices in document evaluations

While visiting Rutgers a couple of weeks ago I had the chance to talk to Clark Chinn’s group in the Graduate School of Education. One of their number (a visiting student from Germany) was thinking about how to setup their…

Browser logs to session replay

Researchers (and non-researchers) are increasingly interested in collecting log data. Browser addons, apps, and tools like google analytics make that easier. But sometimes you want more of a feel for things than raw log-files offer. In the case of understanding…