Monthly Archives: April 2012

SPAWS: Paradata recipes, identifiers, and starting integration

We just had our first advisory group meeting for SPAWS with Fridolin (OU), Sten (KUL) and Daniel (IMC) which has left us with plenty of things to think about. Models for Paradata We had a look at the paradata models … Continue reading

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Are procurement frameworks useful in selecting IT solutions?

There is an article in the Guardian today about procurement, and in particular how universities are handling litigation risks by using procurement frameworks and agreements, and moving procurement decisions more centrally. To be fair, the article is more concerned I … Continue reading

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SPAWS in a nutshell

The 140 Character Question: Can different web app stores share usage data such as reviews, ratings, and stats on how often an app has been downloaded or embedded? Thats the question being investigated by the SPAWS project. To answer it we … Continue reading

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SPAWS: Initial code, hands-on with the Learning Registry

So, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m using the Learning Registry infrastructure as middleware for sharing usage data about widgets across widget stores (the SPAWS project). This week I’ve focussed on the basic technical infrastructure needed for the … Continue reading

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Embracing the illegible

(Rambling time…. normal service will resume shortly) A couple of years back, Venkat wrote about James Scott’s concept of illegibility: James C. Scott’s fascinating and seminal book, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, examines … Continue reading

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Sharing reviews and ratings between educational web app stores

I’m just starting work on a new project to share “paradata” – things like reviews, ratings, comments and download/embed stats – between several new educational app stores being developed. The idea is to use an infrastructure developed in the US … Continue reading

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