Sunday, 28 October 2007

Plymouth


Plymouth
Originally uploaded by nogbad the bad
Went to Plymouth to do a presentation to colleagues from the OU today. I went yesterday and stood most of the way from Paddington to Plymouth but there was a really friendly buzz on the train - a couple of guys who did the trip regularly were going out of their way to talk to people. Had a walk (and beer) round the harbour and a nice curry. After the presentation I headed back to the train station to get the replacement bus service to Tiverton and then the train to Paddington and then the tube to Victoria and the train back to Maidstone to collect the car - loooooooooong day but great meeting people from the far west.

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bluefluff said...

What were you presentationifying about? I lose track of what you specialise in these days!

Nogbad said...

So do I :-(

Moodle/VLE and the wider tools in a generic sort of way, i.e. what is all this blogging and wikiing about sort of stuff.

http://r03.nogbad.co.uk if the mood takes anyone

bluefluff said...

Have you seen this one?
Wikis in plain English

I love the Commoncraft stuff!

Simon Knights said...

Hi Nigel,
I am a new reader of your blog (interesting stuff!) and found it quite by chance whilst looking other OU references. I am doing a degree in Computing and have just crawled my way through M359.

Oh, and I live in Bridge and occasionally walk over the fields to Bishopsbourne for pint at the Mermaid!

But interested in your reference to Moodle and the links you provided to MyStuff at the OU. What is the status of MyStuff? I've not seen any reference to it through the OU, so its not clear whether its there to be used by all and anyone, or whether its still in development and/or testing?

Nogbad said...

Hi Simon - Bit dark for coming over the fields these evenings :-)

MyStuff is out there and being used. Try the link and if you get in go for it! AFAIK it's available to everyone now but not being pushed to avoid a manic overload. You'll probably see from the screen shots that I've been on there since July but I must admit I find it clunky in comparison with other tools like fOUndit and del.icio.us. You can keep up with the VLE developments through Niall Sclater's blog at http://sclater.com

Simon Knights said...

Hi Nigel,

It is a dark trek now, though the full moon helped the other day - and the fields are fairly dry...apart from the occasional sheep turd.

I did fall over the style on the way back though :-)

Its all part and parcel of a trip to the Mermaid.

I've also checked out Niall Sclater's pages - thanks for the info.