Category Archives: Academic innovation

Learning from the Futurists: analysis of the third Futurist manifesto

The route of the manifesto as an art form is Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ The Communist Manifesto (1848). Loud, clear and confrontational, this form was later adopted by F.T.Marinetti in The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism (1909), and from … Continue reading

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The future ain’t what it used to be – looking at key drivers for change in HE up to 2020 #uogapt

I was invited to be a panel member at the University of Greenwich’s APT 2017 conference in lieu of George Siemens who had been scheduled as keynote, but who was unable to make the journey over from Texas due to illness. Myself, … Continue reading

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#Twalk as a learning space

I have had several expressions of interest for organising further Twalks following the successful #Twalk on the 31st May (see also previous posts and links from the MELSIG event programme for 1pm). I thought it would be useful to describe and reflect … 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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