The second week of #flble1 continues apace. It is clear now that the definition of blended learning used in this course includes “demonstrating the value of the mix of digital and conventional methods in class” as opposed to the definition used here by JISC of “integrating online with traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable… Continue reading Blended learning – theory and practice
In the academic year 2015/2016 I will be teaching the ‘Developing Study Skills’ unit of the Level 2 AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business. I am creating a class blog for this unit which, as well as being the teaching resource, will be the ‘holding’ space for students’ own blogs. You are welcome to have a look… Continue reading This blog is on hold
The Mozilla Foundation asks “What are the skills, competencies and literacies necessary to read, write and participate in the Web – now and in the future?” This question has caused me to reflect on the steps I have taken to acquire new skills and competencies in other areas in my life. In particular, I remember… Continue reading Learning to walk in physical and digital worlds
This week’s #etmooc sessions have led me down the path of diffusion of innovation theories and I have started to collect together some interesting research sources. I want to explore if and how crossing the chasm can be expedited. However, it will take me a little while to gather my thoughts around this. In the… Continue reading Are you a risk-taker?
Five Card Story: Creating memories a #etmooc story created by debseed flickr photo by mrsdkrebs flickr photo by Henriksent flickr photo by CEThompson flickr photo by cogdogblog flickr photo by Henriksent Summer days. Brothers, sisters, cousins and friends thrilled to be meeting up again for long days at the lake, full of adventure but never… Continue reading Digital Story Project #3
This week in #etmooc we are looking at digital storytelling and I have had a couple of ideas to explore some of the new tools we have been shown This project started out with a photograph of a living statue street performer which my granddaughter took while we were in Manchester on Saturday. I thought he… Continue reading Take 1 of digital story Project #1
This is a record of my first visit to BETT2013, or indeed any Edtech event, so if you like you can skip right to the end for the quiz! I was recently given the opportunity to escape for a day to visit BETT2013 which is advertised as ‘the learning technology event’ in the UK. It… Continue reading Things I learnt @ #BETT2013
About 12 months ago I wrote this post about the tools I was using to try to cope with information overload. I have been prompted to revisit it by being asked to complete Thing 7 for the Theory and evaluation of elearning module of the MSc. In that post, I mentioned 3 tools I was… Continue reading Filtering out the noise (revisited)
Inspired by Jeannine St Amand‘s post on Google+ about coping with information overload I have created a mindmap based on Harold Jarche’s model: ‘Seek, Make Sense, Share’: see video here which maps how I (intend to) collect and curate articles that interest me. This mindmap itself is created using Gliffy, and is based on Allan Johnson’s Twitter… Continue reading Coping with information overload v3
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see… Continue reading 2012 review – must try harder!