Category Archives: active learning

Enhanced-learning – a spatial perspective #TEL

I believe there is some confusion about the term technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and in general the idea of enhanced learning. In a recent post on Twitter @alejandro (12/06/18)┬ásays, “We should be critical of ‘technology-enhanced’ learning. Default setting: technology enhances things. … Continue reading

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Who is the FAB academic? Thinking about engaging the future academic (team)

FAB academics Introducing FAB – Flipped Active & Blended Learning FAB is a playful idea I am using in my MELSIG work. Graham McElearney and myself will be leading the development of a toolkit for academics focused on curriculum innovation … Continue reading

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Enjoyment, anticipation, challenge as factors affecting personal intrinsic investment #heutagogy

In our research-informed development activities looking at learner non-engagement with formative assessment, with group work or with engaging in feedback, it is becoming clear that the lack of space given to developing learner ‘buy-in’ or developing ‘want’ is highly significant … Continue reading

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The habit of thinking differently by looking more deeply

An exploration of visual literacies and multiple intelligences There are many reasons why I have committed to exploring the idea of learning walks in terms of learning space and many of those reasons have been discussed here previously. For the … Continue reading

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#minitwalk demonstrates the flexibility of the #twalk model at #socmedhe17

    Since our first successful use of the #twalk model in May 2017, a number of #twalks have used the model in different situations. Our experience and understanding of the #twalk is growing. A number of us involved in … Continue reading

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Place is our starting point

“In Aristotle …we have a very powerful philosophy of place as the starting point for all other forms of existence.” (Cresswell, 2009, p. 2) This year will see the publication of my book Reimagining Spaces for Learning in Higher Education. … Continue reading

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Twalking as digital placemaking #twalk #socmedhe17

This 10 minute screencast introduces the key ideas of the twalk concept – learning walks with integrated tweetchats – and the pedagogic rationale underpinning walking, talking, tweeting and thinking. The video is part of the Twalk Toolkit being developed on … Continue reading

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