March 19, 2013
Last Friday I was delighted have been invited to the "what are MOOCs?" staff development seminar at Newcastle University
I started the day with a presentation around the the history, pedagogy, myths and media of MOOCs, followed by Sian Bayne who gave a very open presentation about the experiences at Edinburgh and [...]
February 1, 2013
Stage two of my "adventures in MOOC-land" started this week as the e-Learning and Digital Cultures course started this week. I have signed up for Coursera courses before but for various reasons, I haven't got very far. However I have a lot more motivation for sticking with this course. For the past [...]
January 8, 2013
Late last month the Larnaca Declaration on Learning Design was published. Being "that time of year" I didn't get round to blogging about it at the time. However as it's the new year and as the OLDS mooc is starting this week, I thought it would be timely to have a quick review of [...]
October 24, 2012
Last week, David Kernohan and myself attended three conferences in North America, all with a common underlying theme of open. But, as many of us know, there are many types/flavours/definitions of open in education today. This post tries to make sense of some of the common themes across the week.
The Ithaka Sustainable Scholarly [...]
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 [...]
August 17, 2012
It's coming to the end of the week long #moocmooc course and today's activity is to design our own MOOC. Once again the course team have encouraged collaboration have used a google doc as collaborative space to share ideas and form ad hoc teams this Google Doc.
I've had a fascinating morning exploring [...]
August 13, 2012
Is the one of the underlying questions of the week long MOOC being run this week by Hybrid Pedagogy. Like many others working education I am interested in MOOCs, and there has been a flurry of activity over recent months with a number of big guns joining, or perhaps taking over, the party.
April 23, 2012
Continuing from my last post, the next part of the programme technical journey focuses on the Cluster B projects: Co-educate, SRC, P3 who had similar objectives in terms of organisational change.
*Project Prod entry
In terms of organisational change, SRC (Supporting Responsive Curricula) is part of larger set of project EQAL which is radically [...]
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 [...]
March 7, 2012
As you are now doubt aware, this week is Open Education Week. I've been enjoying following various activities, including some great contributions and thoughts from JISC colleagues. But on a more personal level, I was delighted to get an confirmation email yesterday that the Stanford open course on Natural Language Processing is starting [...]