Tag Archives: connecting

Transparency, turbulence, ambiguity and uncertainty in #activelearning

“One student’s safe uncertainty is another student’s chaotic nightmare.” (Orr & Shreeve, 2018) Based on research I conducted with others into student satisfaction of learning (Heaton et al., 2015), being clear with students about what is expected of them has … Continue reading

Posted in Learner Engagement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Between states: metaxis, connectedness and fluency

Learning, for me, often describes a state of being between. This betweenness may refer to ideas, knowledge and understanding, modalities, or spaces. In this post I examine the nuances of terminology used to describe these states; terminology that goes beyond … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, Belonging, Learning Space and Place, Polycontextuality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crisis – what crisis? A time for academic innovation

At Wonkfest I attended a panel session titled Changing the Culture of Changing the Culture in which Charlotte Summers, who is Head of Commercial Development at the RSA, referred to the RSA’s excellent Future Change Framework. Admittedly, I am a … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Innovation, Active Learning, Creativity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning Spaces Iceberg

This infographic represents the complexity of learning space discourse and points to the experiential value of the ‘hidden depths’ where the space is least understood because it is least represented and least visible – who are the advocates for the … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, Belonging, Digital Placemaking, Learning Space and Place, Media-enhanced learning, Smart Learning & BYOD, Social Media for Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Identity and the D3BsC Model – a briefing

This post allows me to encapsulate ideas discussed here previously in a form that I hope is useful to you whether you are an academic or educational developer. It presents the D3BsC model in the form of a useful framework … Continue reading

Posted in Belonging, Digital Placemaking, Learner Engagement, Learning Space and Place, PhD, Scholarship and Research | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Space Walk #Twalk #ALN #activelearning

Active Learning Network – Space Walk 16 January 2020, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT Our Active Learning Network satellite group will be taking part in a Space Walk at Anglia Ruskin University and we hope others in the sector will join … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, BYOD, Digital Placemaking, Learner Engagement, Learning Space and Place, Social Media for Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Doing, Being, Becoming, Belonging & Connecting #twalk #spacetwalkLeeds

The Twalk next week (27th March 2019) at 1-2pm UK time, has the theme of Doing, Being, Belonging, Becoming and Connecting – the role of learning space, This post provides a little explanation of each of those keywords. Doing A focus … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, Applied Learning, Belonging, Digital Placemaking, Learner Engagement, Learning Space and Place, Literacies and Intelligence, Personal & Professional Development Planning, Social Media for Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Twalking back to happiness #twalk #spacetwalkLeeds

Join us for a Twalk , 27th March 2019 Theme: Doing, Being, Belonging, Becoming and Connecting – the role of learning space I have posted on each of the theme keywords. The key question for us to explore is, how … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, Belonging, BYOD, Digital Placemaking, Learner Engagement, Learning Space and Place, Media-enhanced learning, Polycontextuality, Social Media for Learning, Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments