There are multiple supper short chapters packed with first rate tips and insights making it an essential reference as well as one a core text to read and note in full. The graphics leave something to be desired - it pays to get in an illustrator. This is not a review, though I should compise one. … Continue reading Evidence-Based Teaching (Second Edition) Geoff Petty (2008)
Thoughts on working with Formative Assessment in online and classroom teaching.
I’m fascinated by learning theories, the way some people chase meaning in their dreams or the machinations of their football team. Unfortunately just as someone befuddled by their dream world or why their football team is rubbish, when it comes to learning theories I have been clutching at bubbles for over a decade. They look … Continue reading Understanding & Using Educational Theories
Teaching face to face in a classroom is easily achieved without any use of EdTech. That said, I had lined up on the smart screen three pre-recorded Screencastify videos. These included my talking through two threaded discussions on Twitter. One was about providing a definition for trauma and differentiating depression and anxiety from Post Traumatic … Continue reading From Jean-Michel Basquiat to Laurie Anderson via Dylan Wiliam and Formative Assessment
'Live - Die - Repeat', is for me a better description of the 2014 sci-fi shoot 'em up movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' staring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. It also, majestically, explains why repetition in e-learning courtesy of the video recording of a class, or better still, 'learning element' within a class, matters so much. … Continue reading Live Die Repeat
Just yesterday in a passionate exchange with my wife I was proposing why we are on the cusp of something new in education, that the old order was done for. I imagined how the star teacher could lead a team and education 1000 at a time, brand John Sowash from his media room broadcasting to … Continue reading The future of education has arrived
Even JISC was using a kind of Post It for learning design a decade ago. This class ironically was taught online. We worked in small groups collaboratively to create designs and peer review each other's work. It was still too theoretical for me at the time - as if I were looking in at teaching … Continue reading Learning Design a decade ago
When you learner is a teacher the same applies. The result of understanding something is changed behaviour.
Delivered last week as part of an observed PGCE class - it worked. With some adjustments I'll use it again. This matters. I do a few of these online courses a year with FutureLearn (and a few with Coursera). I do all courses on e-learning. (Well, I take an interest - I cannot do them … Continue reading Blended and Online Learning with Diana Laurillard from the UCL Knowledge lab
When the University of Coventry decided to put all its course content online five years ago it hired in a team that included teachers and creators, academics and media makers, planners, designers and coders; a lot of them came from the Open University. Traditionally classwork in schools and colleges is created and ‘owned’ by the … Continue reading How education is changing forever