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About amiddlet50

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

Documenting for learning

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ovzOiYXwE8F68i3QyzQl0kcTBddx9fT0dsV1fZQRuN8/embed?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 I am a strong proponent of encouraging learners of all ages to engage in reflective practice. Learners do not just receive information only at the time it is given; they absorb information in many different ways, often after the … Continue reading

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Planning a #Twalk for #SIGCLANS #MELSIG ?

On Wednesday 31st May we are planning a #Twalk and you’re invited! Wherever you are. Twalk? A Walk-based Tweetchat. The itinerary is here. But it is somewhere near you. Our purpose is to explore the topic of placemaking and learning … Continue reading

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Digital ephemera and placemaking for learning

In this post, I continue to explore the idea of digital placemaking, what it means and why it is helpful for thinking about digital and blended learning spaces. Let’s start with ephemera. Ephemera is anything that is short-lived. Digital ephemera … Continue reading

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On placemaking

In this post I point to some of the literature on placemaking to inform the idea of digital placemaking which I introduced in the previous post and will develop in subsequent posts. O’Rourke and Baldwin (2016, p.103) note the “interconnected … Continue reading

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Digital Placemaking

I have been developing the concept of hybrid learning space through various activities, research, and writings over the last few years and I will be publishing further on this soon. From this work it is time to bring into focus … Continue reading

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Designing interactivity into large group learning spaces

Professor Simon Lancaster’s article on the effective use of clickers is well worth reading and sharing. First, Simon’s general point is to caution against the general tendency to adopt novel technologies in order to tempt academics and students into new … Continue reading

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