Open Badges for Compliance Reporting

Seeing my Twitter feed fill up with the MoodleMoot16 hashtag today reminded me what a long year it had been. It was a year ago that I was sat in the bar in Dublin drinking a pint (or a few) with Mark Aberdour at the 2015 MoodleMoot. Whilst the pints disappeared, […]

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Other people’s #OutstandingMOOCs 4

Last time round I indicated that I wanted to build my own MOOC for #OutstandingMOOC, having originally said that I wasn’t going to. However, somewhere along the line, the last two weeks have just disappeared and I’ve not managed to actually get anything built. So rather than try and throw […]


Stopping….then starting again….. #OutstandingMOOC 3

In my last post I talked about my approach for #OutstandingMOOC. It was the first time I’d been able to find I could enjoy a MOOC by just dipping in and out, generally at lunchtime, occasionally in the evening, and contributing a little bit. This approach continued into week 2 […]


I’ll tell you when I’m ready to stop! 3

A while ago I blogged about why there was a need for a “finish line” in e-learning activities. In that post, I was focusing on why regulators of organisations are so focused on pouring a defined amount of content onto the learners who utilise it – and I’m sure I’ll […]


Saying goodbye to “my baby” 2

It’s been nine years since I started working in e-learning roles, starting initially with development, the moving more on to the strategy and development. When I started at UHS seven years ago, I came into an organisation which was starting to notice the potential of e-learning, but hadn’t really taken […]


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Simplicity…and using simplicity to build a brand!

Anyone who ever listens to me in any of the things I do, whether it be VLE related stuff, e-learning development, or even print design should hopefully notice the common theme – I like things to be simple. In my head I’m happy for things to be complicated, I’m happy […]


Mulling over Moodle…

Having recorded a podcast with Craig Taylor last week, it provided me with a chance to talk about what we’ve been doing with Moodle, and what we’re trying to do in the next few months. With this all going round in my mind, it proved quite a good time to […]

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Who needs a finish line? 3

This seems to be one of those debates that I keep having with people – why does there always need to be a defined end point for e-learning activities? OK….so that question is not correct – for those organisations who have properly adopted a true social learning culture, there is […]


Keeping it simple #MootIE15 4

So….a little over 24 hours ago I delivered my presentation at the UK & Ireland Moodle Moot 2015 – and I have been genuinely overwhelmed with the comments and feedback I’ve had both online and in-person since. It’s fair to say, some of it has come at better times than […]


Finding something “new” at #LT15uk

You may or may not have seen my previous post about my hopes for #LT15uk, so having just spent the past two days there, it seems like a good time to reflect on the conference. In the past I’ve always written long blog posts reviewing all the sessions I attended. […]