More hands-on learning please?

Calling for more action-based learning, including app-creation?: Universities have failed to react to changes in the labour market that render some traditional business teaching methods defunct, according to an expert in entrepreneurship. That is the view of Colin Mason, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, who said that a more hands-on approach to teaching entrepreneurship was required to prepare students for “the new world of work”, which is increasingly reliant on the self-employed Continue Reading →

Technology Enhanced Pedagogy & Assessment

A session that I’m running this afternoon: Tech Enhanced Pedagogy & Assessment View more presentations from Bex Lewis. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

The Research Lab in Your Pocket @timeshighered

When George MacKerron set out to investigate how people’s happiness is affected by their environment, he hit upon the idea of using mobile phones. What if an application could be developed to ask study participants – at regular intervals – how they were feeling, where they were and who they were with? The research project Mappiness does just that via an app that beeps phone owners once or more a day to enquire about their state of Continue Reading →

Facebook for Education

“Facebook has been making many inroads into education over the last few years. Many institutions are using Facebook sites to publicize events on campus, as well as to aid in their recruiting. As well, many students, instructors and administrators are using a number of Facebook applications for a wide variety of academic purposes. Recently we’ve been examining a number of Facebook apps that are relevant for educational use. We’ve assembled a small list of 20 facebook Continue Reading →