Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 #edcmooc

Here are some notes, links, conversations, thoughts, and reflections on the first week of the University of Edinburgh / Cousera ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC. This reflection will form part of the work required by Read More …

Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead

Day two of the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference started with this extremely useful insight into the roadmap Blackboard is taking with the ‘Learn’ product, as well as Blackboard’s own opinion on the conference theme: “Make Read More …

How Students Learn

While we may think we know ‘how students learn’, do we? This post called “The virtues of daydreaming and 30 other surprising (and controversial) research findings about how students learn“, from Julie DeNeen, has some interesting findings, Read More …

“The Proof, Promise, and Potential of Digital Education” NESTA Report

This NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) report was highlighted on the BBC News website this morning with the text that caught my attention – “there is clear evidence that technology can Read More …

Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning

“Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized Read More …

VLE – the discussion continues #VLE

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a system/tool that sparks a fair bit of controversy when you mention it in any education setting. Whether you like it or not, use it or not, you will Read More …