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About amiddlet50

Educational developer working in academic innovation in higher education in the UK

Reflecting on Hybrid Learning Spaces Tweetchat #LTHEchat

This week I led the #LTHEchat and I have spent the best part of my Saturday reviewing what everyone said. It was that valuable. Thanks. //storify.com/andrewmid/hybrid-learning-spaces/embed?border=false&template=slideshow[<a href=”//storify.com/andrewmid/hybrid-learning-spaces” target=”_blank”>View the story “Hybrid Learning Spaces” on Storify</a>] There are some key themes … Continue reading

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(Dis)embodiment in social media space

Yesterday I spent a fair amount of time reflecting on the role of embodiment in learning. It’s one of those neglected matters (there a lot of neglected matters when it comes to learning spaces – maybe I should rattle off … Continue reading

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Learning is not about enclosures

In tonight’s #LTHEchat on Learning Spaces (8pm-9pm UK at #LTHEchat) I argue that the richest learning space is that which is defined by the learner as they navigate across and between spaces. Learning comes from making connections: to people, ideas, and experiences. … Continue reading

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On the value of placements – a tweetchat

Join us via tweetchat at #SHU_AL (Applied Learning Academic Interest Group) this Thursday morning at 9am – 10 am as we explore the topic of Successful Placements. “When students come back from placement it is like they have had their … Continue reading

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Active or dependent learning

I am doing a lot of thinking about the overuse of binaries in describing learning and learning spaces. One that comes up frequently is the active-passive binary, typically in discussions about the value of lectures in higher education. I was … Continue reading

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Uncertainty, Innovation, and Dynamic Capabilities

Uncertainty, Innovation, and Dynamic Capabilities are my words of the year. They also form the title of an article by Dave Teece, a business professor from Berkeley. The article did not grab me in the same way as the words, … Continue reading

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Why did we ever accept an outmoded VLE concept?

I never understood why higher education educators so readily accepted the VLE/LMS concept in the late 1990s. Certainly the idea of Virtual Learning Environment was misguided. The idea of Management System comes closer to explaining what we have lived with, … Continue reading

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