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…

#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.

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…

What have they ever done for us?

How do local communities view their local universities, and do they recognise the value that they bring both to the local community, and to the local economy. This article looks particularly at the University of Southampton, and the University of Southampton Solent. That sentiment may be shared by many in the communities in which universities are located. But if the institutions disappeared, how much of a loss would it be to those cities? David Matthews…
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