Monday, December 08, 2008

Going Private

My wife and I had a chat about how much of our life is out there and mainly because if the kids she has asked that I restrict to blog to family and friends and people on line that I 'know'.

I'll see how it goes or I may split it into two - a place where I can continue to be a smart arse and a private one where I put anything about the kids or more personal stuff.

She grew up in Colombia where as a kid her classmates were kidnapped and their parents gunned down so it's understandable if she wants me to have a lower online profile.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Proof that I am a bigger dork than you

Screen caps of me in a video conference - I don't normally work in a singlet - I'd just come back from the gym. That's a peach by the way

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Accents - what does yours sound like?

I'm grinning with pride listening to these guys. And the talking frogs aint bad either.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


I have talked previously about what I do but if any of you out there look after websites or work in a uni for a living I thought you may be interested in the scale of online learning in a modern uni.
The graph above show hits per hour for an average day, at 4AM it plummets to nearly 300K hits but never much below that. We gets students logging in from all over the world. In one month alone we had 600k logins with an average stay of over an hour - that's over six hundred thousand hours of contact with the online learning system in one month. My staff took over 10k support calls and emails this year from academic staff alone. We podcast over 700 hrs of lectures a week. It has been a big year - I'm going to enjoy the xmass break - how about you.