I am proposing that we focus on Next Generation Digital Learning and forget about the environment element for now. That’s not to say they are not important (I will come on to them) but that we don’t necessarily need any new environments, we just need better links and connections to the ones we have.Read more "An edtech future without more edtech."
My presentation for the ICT in Education, Leeds conference exploring a conversational framework for e-learning.Read more "ICT Education Presentation"
For me a picture really does speak a thousand words. For anyone who has visited my “Doodles” page you will have seen that I make use of images very often as a way of consolidating my thoughts and capturing key points of interest (especially at conferences and events). It’s not just photos and scribbles which […]Read more "What’s in a picture?"
Following on from this blog post: /www.flippedacademic.co.uk/ippedacademic.co.uk/2014/03/what-is-blended-learning-some-help.html I would like to thank those who commented or contacted me. One thing that seemed to be a big hit was the graphic of the model, so here it is in a more polished looking format (personally I like the scribbled version, but apparently it doesn’t look so […]Read more "What is blended learning? – An update."
What does “blended learning” mean ? Over the past few months colleagues and I have been increasingly looking towards formally structuring online and distance learning through the development of instructional design models and frameworks for the development of those learning experiences. Whilst my role as Head of E-Learning touches on many aspects of distance learning […]Read more "What is blended learning? Some help please in getting to a practicaldefinition."
So, you’re getting Google Apps for your school/college/business! (or maybe just thinking about it). Either way it’s going to be a great ride. Of course you already know about why you have chosen Google Apps – If not, you can start here: http://www.google.co.uk/enterprise/apps/education/benefits.html But…………there is more to Google than just their apps. It opens up […]Read more "There’s more to “Going Google” than just the Google Apps."
A fairly superficial “round up” of the current mini tablets. Many of you will know I am an Apple fan and long time user – but I do really like the look of the Nexus and the price point is spot on! The iPad Mini may be mini in size but it’s more than Maxi […]Read more "The “mini” tablet roundup!"
How do you know if your students have understood that key theory you just introduced? You could ask them to put their hands up or…………..just tell them to get their phones out & text the answer to a poll!Read more "A reason not to ban mobile phone use in class!"
Final Cut Express, Server going away as Apple improves Final Cut Pro X http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/06/more-on-apples-direction-for-final-… Simon Thomson Apple Distinguished Educator Apple Education MentorRead more "Final Cut Express, Server going away as Apple improves Final Cut Pro X"