Learning Technologists often have significant technological and pedagogical expertise, but to what extent does their role title affect the perception of others about what they do?Read More Do we still need Learning TECHNOLOGISTS?
At Bett Show 2015 I was invited to talk about my experience of working with both BYOD & 1to1mobile device experiences. What lessons can be learnt from these experiences?Read More “Things can only get Bett-er”
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.
Last week was just “one of those weeks” so my moocing was limited. But I suppose that’s a benefit of a MOOC – that there’s no pressure to perform, conform or attend, hence I am a week behind the majority of active participants. But I also think that the supposed benefit is also a potential […]Read More #edcmooc – Late for Class, a MOOC Musing.
OK so here I am, MOOC number 4 (well more like 3.2). The previous MOOC I enrolled on to just didn’t work out for me (see previous blog post). The interesting thing is that I didn’t feel guilty or anything like that. My only query was whether I needed to formally tell anyone – but […]Read More E-Learning & Digital Cultures MOOC #edcmooc
I have undertaken 3 MOOCs over the last 18 months, partly to scope any potential MOOC development ideas and also to explore the concepts and theories behind MOOCs, but also for my own professional development. My most recent MOOC sign up is the OLDS MOOC – http://www.olds.ac.uk/ which is the JISC funded MOOC led by […]Read More MOOC Musing
So here I am sat at an indoor skatepark watching my son (and about 20 other kids (who happen to be all boys today)) let off some steam. I am casually observing their conversations and in particular their enthusiasm and support for each other. The amount of peer support they give each other (whether long […]Read More Channels of enthusiasm.
Imagine having to drag them away from the school work to play on the PS3? I am not for one moment suggestion this would ever be the case, but there is much to learn from the way games motivate users to want to do better, learn more and try harder.Read More Let’s put the play back into learning – it really DOES make a difference.