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Embodiment – physicality and presence in #activelearning

Imagine active learning. What comes to mind for me is people, together, finding value and common purpose in each other. ‘People’ is a significant word in this description. It’s not an abstract notion of ‘learner’, it is a real, humanistic … Continue reading

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Competition and co-operation in the #activelearning classroom

I have been reading a great paper this morning on the use of Instagram memes by students studying art at Central St Martins (Burns et al., 2016). Amongst the many themes present in the paper, I picked up on one … Continue reading

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Productive failure, drawing and erasing – exploring visual literacies #twalk #possibilities

More walking, talking and Twalking (just about) I co-led a Twalk today on the subject of visual literacies as part of Sheffield Hallam University’s Learning & Teaching Conference with my colleague Helen Rodger. It was billed simply as a learning … Continue reading

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A place for imagining – blue skies under the tree canopy

Myself and a colleague have some difficult thinking to do this week. Exciting thinking, but difficult nevertheless. So, we could book out a teaching room lined with whiteboards for the day and see what happens, but that feels too ‘inward’ … Continue reading

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Global #Twalkday

Global #Twalkday Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Theme: Doing, being, becoming, belonging and connecting Time: 3pm GMT (but options for other time zones to be decided) What is Twalkday? The Twalk will be co-ordinated globally and is planned to coincide with … Continue reading

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Media Enhanced Everything

It’s amazing the difference a bank holiday or some time off ill can make. Or a request to write a short article about what you are doing when actually you realise that some of the great ideas you had six … Continue reading

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Relating Smart Learning to Mobile Learning

I made this video to explain how the idea of Smart Learning has grown, in part, from mobile learning. This captures some of the ideas from the introductory chapter to the forthcoming Smart Learning book.

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BYOD4L: Social Media for Learning Narratives

How often is it said that learning is a journey! It is remarkable then that we, in educational development, do not talk more often about learning narratives. Today Bring Your Own Devices for Learning focuses on the topic of Communicating … Continue reading

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SmiLE! Smart Learning Environments for Smart Teaching

I am running this event on BYOD4L for HEA Stem on the 21st March with my colleague Anne Nortcliffe: http://bit.ly/1jbPxwN We will be reporting on a cross institutional survey into the use of smart technologies by staff and students. To … Continue reading

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