Design, Durchführung und Didaktik Moodle-basierter MOOCs – ein Erfahrungsbericht

[English presentation of the the content below (no audio, alas).] Erweiterte Version eines Vortrags für das Forschungsforum der HWR Berlin am 25. Januar 2016. Um den Vortrag zu hören, klicken Sie auf die Tonspur unter jeder einzelnen Folie Read More …

Online-Vorkurse erstellen: Zwischenstand

Zeit für einen Zwischenstand meines Projekts zur Erstellung eines reinen Online-Vorkurses “Research Methods” für Master-Studiengänge an der HWR Berlin. Meine Einschätzung zu diesem Zeitpunkt ist eher subjektiv vor dem Hintergrund meiner Erfahrungen der letzten sechs Monate. Read More …

FINNEGAN FLAWNT, a [personal] case study

At the end of 2008 I listened to Derek Walcott, the poet, on BBC World Service talk about writing. It awoke my own lifelong desire to write fiction and from 2009 began to compose and publish short stories. For 18 months, I published under a pseudonym, Finnegan Flawnt. I had chosen this name partly because of my reverie for The Irish writers Joyce and Beckett, but also because of the slightly hidden meaning of the last name: ‘to flaunt’ means to display oneself ostentatiously to provoke admiration. Perhaps there were also other linguistic shades: the fear of failure, because ‘flawed’ and ‘flawnt’ seem so near to my German ear. But I didn’t only write and sign as Finnegan Flawnt, I also actively built his personality… Read More …