Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hybrid identity

I’m planning a workshop on student belonging and course identity. I’m interested in finding sources for how smart, social and digital media are being used by students and or course designers and academics to foster student belonging. A good start … Continue reading

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Voice 2 Voice – quality contact time

University’s put a lot of value on contact time these days – it’s there in the Key Information Sets (KIS). What does it actually mean though? Who is involved? What does it say about the quality of teaching and learning, … Continue reading

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Thinking about Problems or focusing on Innovation

This continues from the last post where I suggested BYOD4L could promote lazy thinking. To be slightly less provocative and to undermine my sensational headline a more appropriate headline would be, “We must take care not to promote lazy thinking … Continue reading

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BYOD4L promotes lazy thinking

This follows on from the comments on my previous post, and as Chrissi says, I like to be provocative. Hence this title. I just wanted to follow the train of thought that one of the benefits of BYOD4L is that … Continue reading

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#BYOD4L Day 5 and Summary

I have just finished reviewing all the portfolios of those who have so far submitted claims for open badges from the BYODAL event (somewhere along the line ‘event’, rather than course, became a preferred term for at least one participant). … Continue reading

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How smart devices for learning remove ‘the Facebook problem’

The Facebook problem? What problem’s that then? I know you know, but for the sake of completeness let me lay it out. Traditional classrooms fitted with PCs or populated by students with laptops and mobile devices are, according to some … Continue reading

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SmiLE! Smart Learning Environments for Smart Teaching

I am running this event on BYOD4L for HEA Stem on the 21st March with my colleague Anne Nortcliffe: We will be reporting on a cross institutional survey into the use of smart technologies by staff and students. To … Continue reading

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#BYOD4L Barcamps, beer and where we take our own devices

#BYOD4L has run its course, but is not over. I have tasks I intend to complete and much thinking that has only started. The chats provided a good, engaging structure that allowed us, as participants, to think about things in … Continue reading

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