Media Training at Open University (aka Video Debut?)

A great training course, I have some notes which I’ll extract at some point (probably!).. not bad on about 2 hours sleep! Notes below YouTube video: An extract from interviews created in the process of a Media Training workshop. The first interview was many more questions (and I apparently have a ‘Hollywood Smile’), whilst the second was a 1 minute pre-planned script (not 100% learnt I have to say) – this was the fourth attempt – Continue Reading →

Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators View more presentations from Corinne Weisgerber 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 End of Teaching (as we know it) via @Slideshare

THE END OF TEACHING (as we know it) View more presentations from Alvaro González-Alorda 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…

JISC e-Learning Webinars: Making Assessment Count

Friday 3rd February 2012 1-2pm Online via Blackboard Collaborate Presenters: Professor Peter Chatterton (Daedalus e-World Ltd) and Professor Gunter Saunders (University of Westminster) The objective of Making Assessment Count is primarily to help students engage more closely with the assessment process, either at the stage where they are addressing an assignment or at the stage when they receive feedback on a completed assignment. In addition an underlying theme of MAC is to use technology to help connect student Continue Reading →

Men/Women Learn Apart?

Just thought this was interesting, as an academic from Manchester Business School ‘reluctantly’ concludes from his research that we should consider segregating men/women in learning because of their different learning styles. “Personality differences aren’t aptitude, they’re just differences in…the way you behave,” he said. “It’s not that one personality is better than the other, it just tends to fit people better to certain situations.” Read full article, and some interesting comments coming through too. drbexl Continue Reading →

Please, don’t spoon feed!!

Oh, I’m so with this story… one of the greatest gifts we can give students – a responsibility for their own learning… be the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage! On his finding that one in three first-year undergraduates struggle to learn independently, he said: “They are not taking control of their learning in the way we would want them to because they still want to be trained like they were 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 →