pPlan: a Personal Development Planning & Mentoring tool

I don’t want to repeat what can currently read on the tools site https://pplan-prototype1.herokuapp.com  (offline now https://my.pplan.xyz), or seen in the planning essentials sheet or  user guide page .  Also problems/questions this prototype is trying to answer can be seen in the survey.  So the four screenshots below are intented to give a quick insight into […]

Rudimentary system for importing Canvas grades into the Student Information System

SIS integration is a topic discussed at the CanvasUKHE Group & the need for cases studies which illustrate what is possible and how it is achieved in practice. These slides and code could contribute to case studies regarding the integration of assessment & grades data with SIS or MIS systems Content first posted on here: […]

Areas of Poor Air Quality in London – What can we do about it?

I’ve not studied geography since year nine,  but am interested in our environment and visualising data, so opted to study a Geographic Information Systems module for my Masters degree.  Bellow is the report* I submitted, where I have had a go at estimating the size of the population affected by poor air quality in the London […]

Notes from the Learning Analytics and Knowledge (#LAK16) Conference

My colleague at LSBM Karen Stepanyan, and I spent the week (April 25-29) at LAK 16 in Edinburgh.  Also taking in the ending Key note for Learning@Scale.  Here I record a few notes under three headers, and re-present slides that resonated with me.  As part of the week I participated in these workshops: Learning Analytics Across […]

Google Apps for Education with Hapara & Moodle

With this screen cast and accompanying materials in a Moodle course , I am trying give an overview of what in all likelihood, will in time become the standard way in which schools, colleges & other types of organisations manage large parts of their Information, Communication and Technology.  However the focus will be on the […]

Moodle code to add grades & course links to Profile & ILP pages

This is a short-ish posting to ensure reasonable consistency between the posts here on my blog, with posts I’ve made on the Moodle.org site.  Amongst other things the Personalized Learning Environment (PLE) I developed for Stanmore College, is now proving useful in helping students navigate their courses in Moodle, & tracking which BTEC criteria they […]

Proposing some standard parts in all online evironments to support learning

A primary interest of mine is supporting students development, & an important aspect of this is facilitating communication.  @Stanmore college we have implemented what could be called an online “Personalised Learning Environment” (PLE) .  This YouTube screen-cast should give you some insight.  However in my experience it would do no harm if all maintained schools […]

Adding Grades & Feedback to the #Moodle student course Profile (PLE)

Having implemented the changes shown in the previous blog post, adding Grades & Feedback seem like a logical improvement ? (similar to below,  is now in production in the Stanmore College Moodle & being  piloted with its users) : This improvement can be Voted for at https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-39273

Developing the USER’s personalised/profile pages within #moodle (PLE)

@stanmoreCollege we are looking at ways to improve, customise & better integrate the pages which present information about a particular student.  For example the “My Moodle Page”, the Grades “User report” page, ILP Block & other custom pages…Over time I hope to post examples of our other personalised pages for the interest to others. More […]