Category Archives: Academic innovation

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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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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View from the other side of the physical-digital tweetchat

I asked two of the tweetchat participants about their experience of our physical-digital tweetchat, as discussed in my previous post Weaving across the digital-physical space. To recap, myself and Sue Moron-Garcia co-ran a face-to-face workshop in parallel with a synchronised online … Continue reading

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Weaving across the digital physical space

Understanding the interconnectivity between the physical digital learning space has been central to my thinking since the participatory web emerged in about 2004. This is what drove my interest back then in podcasting and the ‘digital voice’ and it continues … Continue reading

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Photo elicitation as open learning space

Before dispensing with the short paper myself and Kathrine Jensen presented at #OER16 I wanted to return to an image we used. The slides we used in our presentation were embedded in the previous post. The title image is reproduced … Continue reading

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Divergent innovation and notions of openness

Kathrine Jensen and myself continue to reflect on David Wiley’s 5Rs of Open Educational Resources and how well suited they are to underpin thinking about the spirit of openness in higher education. The ‘spirit of openness’ is what I observe … Continue reading

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