Being kick-ass in a Senior role can’t all be excitement…

Sure you’re leading the team to “break the mould in online post-graduate learning”, but sometimes, just keeping things efficient is what matters to them in crunch week!

I’ve been tasked with running the new team meeting on a weekly basis (for our remote global US and UK team), and I think my style may have switched things up slightly.

On our new Kudos channel I scored two shout-outs (like McDonalds gold stars) for keeping things efficient, I’m sure Elon Musk would approve 😀

Immersive Simulation or Haptic…

Had a really interesting chat today with

WMG is really enjoying getting stuck into trialling Immersive media, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality. But it’s coming with challenges that we’re all aware of

  • Cost
  • 3D models and worlds
  • Time for setting up equipment
  • Coders
  • Linking the learning to a LMS platform
  • Sea sickness

But the chap from Monash has a really intersting slant on Immersive. Since children, we’re been using our imignation to fill out our world with sticks, toy cars and dress-up boxes. Why not follow that journey and start developing Haptic simulations instead?

For clinical assessments, a manaquin with a camera and speaker in them. Maybe a chat bot responding to them in the real world. However… allow the learner’s imagination to fill in the blanks and sign up to their own story contract to take them into the world. It’s cheaper and involves so much less cost.

Lazy Loading a Laravel Model relationship through a repository

If your Laravel Model needs access to repository for pulling relationship data, think again.

It’s the wrong way round, don’t do it. Your models need access to data without any N+1 issues from using Lazy load. So if you need to merge some data streams and return a collection, rather than use a repo call to access each stream object; Create a view table which `Union ALL`’s the data various models. Then the model can have lazy load access to all the things you need, and the laravel commands, `->with()` or `->load()` can work without slowing it all down

The Rurbric for Digital Handins

What does the Rurbric look like for a digital hand-in with no specified medium of hand-in..?

If it’s ok to hand in a Twitter Stories wall, video, pdf, PPT, IOS Game, Website, chatbot…

I know it’s really un-realistic, and students shouldn’t be handing in things that aren’t going to get the points (otherwise, what’s the point) but I did just wonder. I suppose the medium doesn’t matter, as long as it’s going to get the marks and express / show the learning and effort.

But then, when is a Twitter Stories wall ok?