Workshop Portfolio

Philip Barker

This workshop portfolio is intended to augment the other material that is presented elsewhere on my Web site - please see my list of "Books" and
my list of "Research Publications".
Are you Blogging? If not, should you be?
Objective: to identify the importance of weblogs as a communication and knowledge management tool. Discusses various applications of blogs and how to create them using commonly available blogging tools.
Teaching and Assessing Electronic Writing Skills
Objective: to discuss the knowledge and skill sets needed for the development of 'electronic writing' skills for the creation of non-linear documents such as electronic books, web-reports and weblogs. Case study material is provided.
Designing and Publishing Electronic Books
Objective: to provide a review of the important theoretical and practical considerations involved in designing and publishing electronic books on various media such as the Internet and compact disc.
Knowledge Management for e-Learning
Objective: to familiarise workshop participants with the basic principles of knowledge management and discuss how these relate to their use in e-learning environments.
Knowing Where You Are
Objective: to provide an awareness of the latest GPS technology and its use for personal navigation in conjunction with various electronic mapping systems.
Electronic Course Delivery
Objective: to alert organisations to the growing importance of electronic course delivery as a mechanism for efficient and effective knowledge update and skill acquisition.
Authoring e-Learning Resources
Objective: to describe current approaches to the design and development of teaching and learning resources for use in an online learning environment. Discusses various authoring tools and techniques and the use of commonly available virtual learning environments such as FirstClass, Blackboard and WebCT.
Models and Methodologies for Creating Multimedia Learning Products
Objective: to familiarise workshop participants with some of the models and methodologies that now underpin the development of multimedia materials for use within interactive learning products.
Metalanguages and Metadata
Objective: to describe and discuss the importance of metalinguistic frameworks as a vehicle for talking about and describing systems, data, information and knowledge. Uses an augmented version of BS-6154 and ANSI ISO/IEC 14977 (Extended BNF) as a basis for case study material.
Applications of General Systems Theory in Computing
Objective: to explain and illustrate how General Systems Theory (GST) can be used to describe the composition, structure and behaviour of systems. The types of tool offered by GST, and ways of using them, are outlined and illustrated with appropriate case study material.
Technology Acceptance and Product Design - HCI Issues
Objective: to familiarise participants with the 'Technology Acceptance Model' and illustrate its use in relation to assessing people's attitudes to new technology-driven innovations. Particular emphasis is given to the importance of issues relating to human-computer interaction.
Electronic Performance Support
Objective: to explain to workshop participants the theory underlying the use of performance support and show how the appropriate design of support aids can enable normal human limitations to be overcome - thereby improving individual and group performance. Case studies are used to illustrate how electronic performance support systems can be designed and built in order to improve both individual and organisational performance in different task domains.
Examining Research Degrees
Objective: to identify and discuss important issues and techniques relating to examining research degrees in a higher education setting. This workshop discusses things to look for in research dissertations and how to plan, organise and conduct a viva voce examination.
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More detailed descriptions of the above workshops can be obtained from the author at the address given below.

This page was last updated on: 10th December, 2004