Category Archives: Future

A brief introduction to cognitive computing

Information is unstructured, especially when it is en masse (think, for instance, the Internet). The amount of available content is doubling every 5 years, and we just don’t have the time or the cognitive capacity to keep up with everything. … Continue reading

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The Learning Powered School

Image by wlibrary via FlickrGuy Claxton today facilitated a webinar entitled The Learning Powered School. One of the first things he started by asking was why is it that the 19th century approach to learning and teaching is so ‘sticky’. … Continue reading

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Coaching for the future

John Whitmore, in his article, Will coaching rise to the challenge? throws down a wero (challenge) for coaching as a profession. He opens by describing some of the possible benefits of the economic crisis in the States (the article was … Continue reading

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The life cycle to Modern Learning Practice

Modern learning pedagogy is likely to be a long slow journey, with a number of mistakes made along the way, and it’s not always going to be easy. Headspace is key, advises Vicki Hagenaars. You need to have your head … Continue reading

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Creative writing with Year 10

Creative writing in school can often be formulaic…you teach this, the students learn this, and then they write a story. Tamara decided to change the format. Building on an idea from Primary (Tamara is in the secondary sector), the story … Continue reading

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Ways forward: One year on

What happens when a school isn’t working – for the learners, the community, and the teachers? Sometimes it’s a case of bringing in the broom, working with leadership, and then starting again. Gavin shared his story from the Board resigning, … Continue reading

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What’s next? The NMC Horizon Report 2014 (HE)

Recommended by Richard Elliott in an eLearning Watch ‘extra’ (which you can subscribe to on his site), is the The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition. A review of the report can be found by clicking this hyperlink . A brief … Continue reading

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Leap Motion: Review of hands free sensor for your computer

I had the chance to trial a Leap Motion the other day, and jumped at the chance. The post below is a brief overview of my experiences. Leap motion is a gesture peripheral, which uses infrared sensors to track the … Continue reading

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Could learning analytics lead to the ‘Wal-Martification’ of Higher Education?

As a self-professed skeptic of learning analytics (I’m still not totally convinced they are great for the learner…even if they might be a great tool for education institutions), I was reassured to hear Gardner Campbell (director of professional development and innovative … Continue reading

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Think before it’s too late (Edward de Bono)

It is really different to convince people that thinking is important. Thinking needs to be practical rather than political, and focussed on ‘what’s next’ rather than what has been. According to Edward de Bono (keynote at the final day of … Continue reading

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