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 […]

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 […]

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

Personalised Learning enhancement to Moodle ILP

Background We wanted Academic targets to be  more highly visible upon login to our VLE.  Before students had to click though a couple of web pages to get much detail on their Academic targets. Approach Develop a Moodle block that can be displayed on the front page, beside our very fast moving college news items. […]