Category Archives: open learning

Being there – thinking about presence #socmedhe18 #mugafesto

First, and significantly, let me thank my colleagues and co-facilitators of #socmedhe18 which happened at Nottingham Trent University on Wednesday. I will reflect separately on the power of friend-based collaboration as a disruptive basis for creating a stimulating learning environment … Continue reading

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Lurking, Active Learning and Legitimate Peripheral Participation #socmedhe18

The first principle of active learning according to Bonwell & Eison (1991) is that it is more than passive listening. A rather negative note to start on perhaps, but we can see where they’re coming from. As we prepare, at … Continue reading

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Where are you taking me? Thinking about the politics of network

The transcript of ‘Learning Networks, Not Teaching Machines’, a keynote delivered at EDEN 2015 in Barcelona by Audrey Watters in 2015, is a good read for anyone interested in networked learning, media-enhanced learning, and the use of social media for … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Revolution! Subversion! Collusion! #uogapt #vortexspace

On Tuesday we will invent a new world inspired by Vorticists and Dynamism. We will explore ‘Studio for All!’ by deconstructing what we know about learning spaces and reconstructing a connected hybrid learning space. Wherever you are I invite you … Continue reading

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Come to the event formerly known as Prince – or #bleetchat

Apologies for the title – knowing what to call this post sums up much of what I want to capture here following one of those Twitter excursions where an indeterminate number (but including @digisim @DonnaLanclos @Lawrie @alexgspiers @JefferyKeefer) discussed our interest … Continue reading

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