I’m not sure why I decided to do it, but I did it. I setup a Moodle Development Environment on my local machine using MAMP. I attempted to install Moodle 3 times before I actually got it working. This is my tale….Continue reading →
I recently experienced an issue in Moodle where I was unable to create new users. I was receiving an “Error reading from database” message. In this brief blog post, I share my experiences of fixing this error.Continue reading →
As usual, finding time to write has been a struggle, but only because I’ve been working on other projects. I like to take time out to write these yearly reflection posts as it helps me to plan my goals for next year. I was less ambitious when I set my 2022 goals, but I have achieved more than I set out to do.
Autoethnography is a qualitative research methodology whereby the author uses self-reflection to explore a personal experience as a way of understanding a wider cultural or societal experience. Here I share my thoughts on what attracts me to autoethnography as a research methodology.Continue reading →
In the summer I decided to book a writers’ retreat; at the time my husband was planning a trip away, so I thought I’d book something for myself too. Initially, I was quite anxious about the experience as I didn’t know what to expect, but my nerves were soon quashed! it was an amazing experience and I’d absolutely recommend it.Continue reading
I’m happy to announce that I am CMALT certified. CMALT is a recognised accreditation delivered and assessed by the Association for Learning Technology. CMALT stands for Certified Membership of ALT and is aimed at Learning Technology professionals. In this blog post, I share my experience of becoming CMALT certified.Continue reading
I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the new version of Moodle to arrive. Version 4.0 was released last week and I couldn’t wait to get it installed and take a look at the new UI and all the features. In this post, I describe the installation process as well as my first experiences.Continue reading
Over Christmas I spent some time redesigning the eLearning Academy website as it was looking a bit dated. Even though I’m not planning on doing much with the learning academy this year, I thought it could do with a refresh. You can visit the website at the same address, although the old-style site has now been removed.Continue reading
It’s been a while since I posted, it’s been pretty hard to find time to write. When I am not working I am writing for my PhD, which is taking up quite a lot of my free time right now. 2021 was annoyingly uneventful, what with COVID part 2, I essentially became somewhat of a hermit again. But without further ado, here is my year in review.
I purchased the Scenario Design Toolkit by Cathy Moore a little while ago; it’s been something I’ve been dipping in and out of alongside reading Instructional Story Design by Rance Greene and Scenario-Based eLearning by Ruth Clark. I’ve finally completed the toolkit and wanted to share some of my initial thoughts.Continue reading →