RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms (Ken Robinson)

A really interesting video (using the beautiful RSA Animate style), which takes Sir Ken Robinson, arguing that the education system is no longer suitable for the modern day: The video was suggested by Clare Killen at the #jiscel11 conference. 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. Like it? Share it…

What are you saying? #JISCEL11

Below is a repost of a guest blog post that I did for ‘Letters from the Edge’ for the JISC Online Conference: A theme that has already emerged in at the conference is one of the importance of the language that we’re using. The following themes have already appeared either in the chat themes, or emerged in my head after particular sessions: Should we be using the term ‘digital literacies’? Should we name sessions ‘technology Continue Reading →

#JISCEL11 Daily Summaries

A new style of information from the JISC Annual online conference – these are fascinating (I’m hoping I can find Day 4 somewhere, at some point), and sum up what was once again an excellent conference: If you were at the conference, discussions are now closed, but material is available to read/engage with until 31st December, and we need to give feedback to ensure that the event can continue. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Continue Reading →

Ewan McIntosh #jiscel11

Live notes from the session (italics my thoughts, rest my notes):  The danger of so much jargon in the world. I end up in 2 minds about this – sometimes it’s a shorthand that works for the community, but sometimes it excludes people. Simon Cowell – how do we define his success – the amount of money he makes or the number of people he helps? In terms of education – how do we describe Continue Reading →

Great video #JISCEL11 (via @jamesclay)

A really inspiring video which echoes much of what I end up saying (wonder if I could sneak this into my Soc Med for Scared courses… makes a chance from ‘Guess the date of the quote’ – which usually sounds like something people say about social media, but was about e.g. the printing press or the telephone!): Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third Continue Reading →

#JISCEL11: David Puttnam: Towards a Digital Pedagogy

Here’s my ‘live notes’ from David Puttnam’s opening keynote for the JISC Online Conference: Old fashioned concept of ‘wisdom’ has disappeared., as e.g. we have ‘professional’ politicians, who’ve experienced nothing else. Creative advisor in China re digital industries. Started with 5000 years of Chinese history used to set the context for the next 10 days, in order to ensure that the mistakes of history were not repeated. We’re becoming too complacent, as Chinese not just Continue Reading →

Checking in with #JISCEL11

It’s nearly that time of year again, for the JISC ‘Innovating E-Learning’ conference, a conference which you could attend in your pyjamas if you like.. last year’s event was excellent! For only £50, there’s the opportunity to listen to a number of experts present about the latest projects in technology enhanced learning, to connect and converse with a number of people.. and this can all fit around other things that you’re doing over the four Continue Reading →

Innovating e-Learning 2011: Learning in transition #JISCEL11

I have, once again, been selected as a ‘super-delegate’ for the following conference: Advanced publicity The sixth JISC online conference takes place this year on 22-25 November 2011, with pre-conference activities running from 15 November. The conference is relevant to a wide range of delegates from further and higher education. Register now to explore through live presentations and asynchronous debates some of the latest thinking about the benefits and challenges of enhancing learning and teaching Continue Reading →