Torberg: LMS built on top-down approach

By reflecting the hierarchical organizational structures of universities, the LMS built on a strict top-down approach, giving absolute administrative control to technical specialists in an IT-department, while giving less control to the teachers. (Vladimir Torberg et al. “Sustaining Teacher Control in a Blog-Based Personal Learning Evironment” 2013) This quote is spot on. To this day… Continue reading Torberg: LMS built on top-down approach

A Note on Literature Review Method (Working Paper)

The literature review Literature review is a craft that is closely related to database design. If you work with research one of the first steps is to design your research database. In “How to Write a Thesis” Umberto Eco once wrote that the researcher should work with files. He suggested that the researcher should write… Continue reading A Note on Literature Review Method (Working Paper)

Reading Reports

The database comes in handy by now. My pool of papers rose from around 10 to 40. In the morning I read two reports in about three hours. Most of them are in .pdf – so I can search for keywords and find relevant quotes relatively quickly. I guess that it will be possible to… Continue reading Reading Reports