May 3, 2013
Do you ever get the feeling that you are living in a parallel universe? I do. Particularly this week when the "Major players in the MOOC Universe" infographic was published by The Chronicle of Higher Education this week. It was retweeted, google+'ed everywhere almost instantly. But this wasn't a view of the [...]
February 24, 2013
Week 4 of #edcmooc is drawing to a close and I find myself in a similar position to last week re articulation. We are again grappling with what it means to be human but the readings and resources have pointed us in the direction of post humanism. I think I may have made a small [...]
February 13, 2013
It's been a very reflective week for me in #edcmooc as we move to the "being human" element of the course. In week three we're being specifically asked:
"what does it mean to be human within a digital culture, and what does that mean for education?"
and more specifically:
"Who or what, in your view, will define what [...]
February 5, 2013
It had to happen at some time, and not sure if it was karmic retribution or chaos theory, or plain old sod's law that this week the first high profile MOOC collapse occurred with the pulling of Georgia Tech's Fundamentals of Online EducationCoursera MOOC.
As many have already commented the route of the problem [...]
August 21, 2012
This is my final post on my experiences of the #moocmooc course that ran last week, and I want to share a few of my reflections on the role of analytics (and in this case learning analytics), primarily from my experiences as a learner on the course. I should point out that I have [...]
April 2, 2012
Dev8eD is a new event for developers, educational technologists and users working throughout education on the development of tools, widgets, apps and resources aimed at staff in education and enhancing the student learning experience, taking place in Birmingham on 29 - 30 May.
The event will will include training sessions led by experts, lightning [...]
November 25, 2011
I've been dipping in and out of the JISC online conference this week. As usual, there has been a great mix of live presentations and asynchronous discussion. Two themes have risen to the top of my mind, (open) educational practice and (digital) literacy. I also recently attended the Mainstreaming Open Educational Practices Forum co-hosted [...]
November 7, 2011
In the run up to this years JISC online conference, a selection of the key note speakers have contributed to the latest JISC radio show, JISC Online Conference explores learning in transition. As well as giving some insights into their views on some of the key topics the conference, during the show keynotes also [...]
October 18, 2011
Sustaining and embedding changes to curriculum design practices and processes was the theme for the Curriculum Design Programme meeting held last week in Nottingham.
The projects are now in their final year of a four year funding cycle, and the focus of the activities and discussions were to:
"*Explore how projects can best ensure their activities result [...]
October 10, 2011
What is the the future of technology in education? This is the premise for the FOTE conference which was held on 7 October at UCL. And the answer is . . . . 42, a piece of string? Well of course there isn't a single one, and I don't think there should be one definitive [...]