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…

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.

#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…

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…

Seize the global day @timeshighered #altc2011

We live in a connected global environment, Graeme Harper says, so why does the sector act like it's 1911, not 2011? A really interesting post, which identifies with the paper that John Naughton gave at ALTC2011. Is the HE sector in danger of making itself redundant? In higher education, you would think this would often determine our activities and institutions' formal policies regarding teaching and research. Given that the sector is meant to be the…