Any regular readers of this blog will know about the pub quiz audio rounds I put together occasionally for a quiz in London (see the quiz category). This week’s concept is entitled ‘Boy Meets Girl’ – we’ve created 10 boy/girl ‘couples’ represented by an audio excerpt from a well-known song. No points for the names (obviously), but one point for getting the artist. 10 couples – 20 questions. All the names are edited together without a gap (and I try to match key/barline where possible) so you need to concentrate!
Average score on this one is around 15 out of 20. Let me know how you did – either by commenting on this post or on Facebook/email.
Here’s a fascinating discussion that took place at this year’s ALT-C conference. Some deep issues are explored here, including systems implementation, student ownership of learning, commodification of education in the late 1990s, and what, for me, is the core question – is a VLE a learning system in itself, or simply a content management system for learning materials?
At one point a speaker asks three revealing questions:
- “How many of you have a VLE?” (all hands go up)
- “How many of you go to your VLE when you want to learn something?” (one hand goes up)
- “How many of you go to Google when you want to learn something?” (all hands go up)
Amusingly the next speaker replaces question 2 with;
- “How many of you go to a lecture when you want to learn something?” (one hand goes up)
These issues are complex, and start to incorporate social networks, RSS and learner autonomy as the debate progresses. Watch the video and decide which side you come down on.
Fortunately the broken section of transom rail was with the kiosk when ‘Kelly the Crane’ brought it over [from Derbyshire] to Norfolk. It was the missing piece of the jigsaw & fit perfectly; however it had to be thoroughly stripped of paint & rust before I could could ‘operate’!After buzzing a ’36′ pad over the broken section & grinding a ‘V’ in both this & the structural transom rail I was ready to re-align. In order to aid perfect alignment of the section when welding, I drilled a hole through the broken section & the corner pillar. The broken section’s hole was enlarged & countersunk. The hole in the corner pillar’s top was threaded with a 5/16 Whitworth ‘taper tap’. A countersunk steel screw was nipped tight between the sections prior to welding. This screw will remain in situ & be coated with body filler creating the correct aesthetics.After welding, the ’36′ pad was used to ‘dress’ the weld; this ensures the weld trail is flush to the surrounding surfaces.
Kerris (one of Carl’s phone box restoration team at Remember When UK) has been back filling all of the casting imperfections. She has also begun ‘prepping’ the roof for paintwork pre-installation (you may recall the roof is actually a replacement one – see previous post). Carl has now loaded the K6 back on to the GPO trailer (an authentic 1930s antique itself) getting it ready for welding. It’s easier welding a horizontal surface, he tells me.