#JISCEL12: Why do I need a teacher when I've got Google? @thatiangilbert

Drawing on ideas and themes from Ian’s best-selling book of this title along with his experience of working with young people and educators around the world, this interactive session will explore why world-class is the only standard for education, why the democratisation of knowledge has to be matched with the democratisation of learning and why lunging at the first question that comes into our heads will make us better learners. Bring out the best in…

Look after your online reputation

Useful article about managing your online reputation: Academics should regularly "garden" their online identities to ensure that they are not being incorrectly credited with work that could damage their scholarly reputation. That is the view of Melissa Terras, co-director of University College London's Centre for Digital Humanities, who was surprised to discover when she logged on to her Google Scholar profile that she had apparently authored a range of papers and book chapters on tarot…

Why was David so emotionally up and down? @biblegateway

Psalm 13:1–5 Within five verses David moves from spiritual despair to hope, from gut-wrenching, internal wrestlings to complete trust and from deep sorrow to rejoicing. What causes these dramatic turnabouts? One explanation may be that David’s psalms are simply snapshots of his feelings. As he gradually worked through issues, he returned to his confidence in God. But it may have happened more slowly than it would appear from reading the compressed account in these few…

Lifelong learning in a digital age: New audiences, new needs, new approaches #JISCEL12

Marion Manton, Oxford    4 years - every programme uses technology in some way, but in very different ways - the magic words 'efficiency gain'. A weekend/few days of study a few days a term, rather than having to come to Oxford every week. Opened up the study wider. Oxford programme information. Lots of learners would say that they would prefer face-to-face, but you can see learners who realise that online learning allows more participation…

Catching Up 'Levers of Change' with @jamesclay #JISCEL12

Levers of Change - seeing similarities with steam engines ... Some levers make sense - move forward, it moves forward Some don't have obvious sense Some are out of our control - e.g. points can take us in different directions 3 Questions for this session: What causes change? What can we do to instigate change? What can we do to mitigate some of the issues caused by change? Unsurprisingly many e-learning people are early adopters:…