[EVENT] Professor Julie Scott Jones: Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods’: a holistic approach to growing students with @mmu_hssr

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[Book Review] Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority and Liberal Education in the Digital Age, by Thomas Leitch

This looks worth a read … had many discussions about the use of Wikipedia within academic life … and let’s face it, many of us use it as a first stop… but as I say to students,  it shouldn’t be the last stop: In this deceptively slender volume, Leitch gathers a fascinating set of narratives around the nature of authority in the academic world, based strongly on the liberal education approach of critical analysis and Continue Reading →

Innovating Pedagogy?

Interesting piece on where technology may possibly make changes to UK Higher Ed: While 2012 was dubbed the “year of the Mooc”, 2013 will be remembered as the “year of the crowd”, according to the co-author of a report on emerging technologies with the potential to disrupt higher education. The Open University report Innovating Pedagogy 2013 looks at six fledgling technological approaches that could revolutionise teaching, and also reviews the progress of four more established ideas including Continue Reading →

Power in Silence

An interesting look at the use of silence in teaching (I’ve experimented with the use of silence in some of my speaking engagements): In “If silence is golden, we should invest in it during seminars” (8 August), Robert Zaretsky, professor of history in the Honors College, University of Houston, suggested that silent pausing in seminars, for instance, could be a good idea: in my view, he’s quite right. However, to say that “there seems to be 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…

Be different, be (s)quids in

An article in the Times Higher Ed which could be interesting for our chapter… “Rather than focus on thinking, we have tended to play safe and stick to teaching the facts. But recent technology has devalued the learning of facts as they can now be acquired so easily, at the click of a button on your smartphone. Lecturers and professors were once cradles (or is it graveyards?) of facts and our job was to convey Continue Reading →

Participatory Media for Education

Read the full report (PDF).  Thanks to Marcus Leaning for bringing it to my attention. 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…

Distance Learning: Must Focus on the Learning, Not the Technology

“To maintain the UK’s position in distance learning, we have to focus on education, not technology, argues Helen Lentell Distance learning in higher education is enjoying a propitious moment, despite – perhaps even because of – the hard times facing the sector. At last week’s Learning and Technology World Forum in London, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that the UK could become a “global education superpower”, with e-learning as one of its fastest-growing exports. E-learning Continue Reading →