Tag Archives: Education

Innovation and learning…against the odds

Barriers are often thrown in place when eLearning is mentioned. Access, cost of owning a device, safety…the list goes on. However, when solutions are sought to issues, rather than accepting what may appear to be the insurmountable status quo, learners … Continue reading

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While blended learning** has been around for a while now, it is often the benefits*** that are focussed on rather than some of the issues (including an increased workload for facilitators, technological problems, and poor communication – Garrison & Vaughan, … Continue reading

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Digital citizenship: Profound implications for eLearning

You might be asking what real relevance digital citizenship has for you – as an individual, as a learner, as a member of (many) communities, and possibly as a teacher and leader in education. When taken in a broader context … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Virtual Fieldtrips (LEARNZ) for students

Barrie Matthews (LEARNZ Project/Technical Manager) facilitated this session (with Vicki Hagenaars – a classroom teacher extraordinaire with a focus on digital based learning – also sharing some of her experiences). The session  covered the benefits of Virtual Fieldtrips, looking at pedagogies, and encouraging … Continue reading

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Your thoughts about timetabling…?

The whole notion of the tyranny of the timetable and how it can stifle learning is quite a popular one – see for example Enslaved by timetable tyranny. There are many ideas discussed in the article, a couple of which included: … Continue reading

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What are the most important issues for students and parents when it comes to satisfaction with Higher Eduction?

What are the most important issues for students and parents when it comes to satisfaction with Higher Eduction (HE)? This infographic (based on US data) highlights important factors, as well as providing some guidelines for improving the overall college experience. I … Continue reading

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Human architecture of the brain and cognitive load theory – so what?

Another person who I have watched (on video) is Lane Clark, (and talked about her work for e.g. What is real learning?) so I am really looking forward to her session. Interesting that Lane had music playing, toys on the … Continue reading

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The Problem Finders: Design Thinking for Genuine Epic-Scale Problem-Based Learning (Ewan McIntosh)

I have seen and heard Ewan McIntosh speaking on many occasions, but all on videos or podcasts, so I am really looking forward to seeing him live in this keynote session. The description of the session reads:Project-based learning has been let down … Continue reading

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30 Surprising (possibly controversial) research findings about how young people learn

In November, just before the Christmas madness, Tess Pajaron dropped me an email to share an article that focuses on how people learn based on a range of research. The writer explores 30 approaches, each of them drawn from current research … Continue reading

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Towards a sustainable support strategy for online students

English: Steph’s Rol Model (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This was a presentation given by Elizabeth Smith and Anne Lonie. The objective of the course is to introduce students to engineering, and the professional sustainable practice that goes alongside the engineering skills. … Continue reading

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