Reading: How should we measure online learning activity?

I’m very interested in learning analytics in general, but probably more so in their application to how they can be used to benefit both the academic team (to help guide and improve the offered course) and Read More …

Reading: “Pupil perspectives on using mobile devices for learning”

The advance of mobile devices into our everyday lives continues, and doesn’t look to falter any time soon (if at all). As educators and facilitators we talk and plan and design and write about implementing Read More …

Reading: Identified vs Anonymous Participation in Student Discussion Boards

Online discussion boards, and associated activities that use them, can get a bit of a bad name sometimes either through inacitivty or lack of quality posts to abusive or bullying. I admit these are extremes Read More …

The Challenge of eBooks in Academic Institutions #edtech

The goal of the JISC Report into the  ‘Challenge of eBooks in Academic Institutions’ project is to help “orientate senior institutional managers and to support institutions in the effective adoption and deployment of eBooks and Read More …

Reading: “Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education”

Lewis, B. and Rush, D. 2013. Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education. In Research in Learning Technology 2013, 21: 18598 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v21i0.18598 “This article presents the results of a case study of Read More …

Reading: “Students and recorded lectures: survey on current use and demands for higher education”

I’ve been interested for quite a while now in the use of recorded ‘lectures’ (for want of a better word) in learning materials for distance learners. Do these kinds of recording help students ‘learn’? This Read More …

Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

For those interested in using Facebook with students the following links may be of use: Stephen Heppell: Using Facebook in the Classroom Here Stephen writes with his daughter Juliette Heppell, herself a teacher at Lampton Read More …