Category Archives: Possibilities

Standing, walking and crawling in action #activelearningNTW

The Standing, Walking, Crawling workshop I ran at yesterday’s Active Learning Conference worked remarkably well! Here’s the proof. This is what we made when responding to the challenge to design a novel active learning pedagogy unconstrained by furniture. Three groups, … Continue reading

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Standing, Walking, Crawling and the art of conversational learning #activelearning

On Tuesday I will be running a workshop at the Active Learning Conference at the University of Sussex. Titled ‘Standing, Walking, Crawling and the art of conversational learning’, it reflects on some of the active learning techniques I have developed … Continue reading

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The tweet is the new photograph

I am reading Susan Sontag’s seminal book On Photography from 1977. It’s interesting reading the book in an age where the act of photographing the world has exploded beyond what Sontag could have imagined – even though her critique of … Continue reading

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Crashing or connecting? Navigating the #twalk boundaries

The #connectedlearning space, in its many and various meanings, is central to my thinking about the future classroom. This is obviously epitomised in the concept of the #twalk. It was lovely to hear that Alex Spiers was leading a Twalk … 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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The habit of thinking differently through sharper observation

An exploration of visual literacies and multiple intelligences For the last seven months, I have been undertaking a daily experiment to take a photograph a day and publish it to my Instagram and Flickr accounts: ‘photo-walking’. This has necessitated a … Continue reading

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Missed opportunities – where are the alternatives to Storify?

Storify.com is shutting up shop and this has been troubling me since the news was announced several months ago. The main problem, as I see it, is that Storify is a one-of-a-kind service. For educational users, it signalled the potential … Continue reading

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