WeegieRugby TV Launched

As a bit of an experiment into different ways of presenting the results on Weegie Rugby, we’ve launched episode 1 of WeegieRugby TV.

We’ve focused on the results of the prelim round of the Bowl & Shield as well as the updated fixtures for round 1 in this episode.

Future developments will be to include photos and videos from the weekends reviewed games, but it’s baby steps at the moment.

Are We Eradicating Diesel Engines from the UK for a Predominantly London based Issue

The BBC are reporting on an EarthSense project which maps NO2 pollution hot spots in the UK

They report that on a scale of 1-6 (6 being with the highest category of pollution), no places in Britain measured a 6 and, less than 1% measured a 4 or 5. 3/4s of the hot spots with the worst ratings are in London.

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What Will Leclercq Want from their $6m Investment in Moodle

Founded in 2001, Moodle is a leading light in the opensource movement. By relying on partners (there’s currently 84 of them) to pay royalties for using the software, end-users get the software for free (but paying for support and services) whilst funds are generated for the central project.

But now, Martin Dougiamas, founder and CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd, has succumbed to an outside investor, with France based Education for the Many, injecting $6m dollars into the company.

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Integration of NetDimensions going to plan with full benefit of synergies expected in 2018

LTG have today issued a trading update up to the end of June, where they say first half revenue is up 62.5%. Their plan to build an international business with revenues in excess of £50 million appears to be on track. Continue reading Integration of NetDimensions going to plan with full benefit of synergies expected in 2018

Success (or lack of it) in IT Projects

We have billions of £s being spent in IT projects, but an Axelos report suggests that 40% of these are on course to fail – so what do we need to do to improve the odds of success.

They’ve identified the main issues as:

  • significant changes to the project brief (45 per cent);
  • unrealistic timeframes (41 per cent);
  • an incomplete understanding of the risks (48 per cent);
  • projects not resourced with the right people (42 per cent);
  • lack of a clearly defined goals (49 per cent), and
  • overrun budgets (32 per cent)

But note, Axelos was set up to develop, manage and operate qualifications in project management methodology – so maybe a bit of vested interest in pushing for greater structure to project management.

see also:

Project management is key to driving business success

Does mobile technology provide the opportunity of universal access to learning experiences?

eLearning for many years offered the tantalising prospect of opening up the world of learning & development to the population at large.

Whether you have a job or not, have the funds available or not, or come from a background where learning is not encouraged, technology solutions give us the chance to open up learning opportunities to a wide population.

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Lost in a Sea of eLearning

A quick question, when was the last time you sat down, and asked your learners what they thought of your eLearning, and I don’t mean a quick smile sheet exercise, but some digging – identifying the opinions and feelings about what they experienced.

Well, Queen’s University Belfast have done just that with a group of students who are increasingly using eLearning during their 5 years of study.
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SRU National Coaching Conference 2016

Scottish Rugby Coach Development will host their annual National Coaching Conference at BT Murrayfield on Sunday 15 May.

Scottish Rugby Coach Development will host their annual National Coaching Conference at BT Murrayfield on Sunday 15 May to provide School, Youth & Adult Coaches with an update on technical and tactical themes.
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