'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
If teachers, or rather more broadly 'educators', in order to embrace teachers, tutors, lecturers and others across all formal teaching sectors, are to be any kind of 'scientist' or 'engineer' then not only do they need to be qualified and certified, but they need to be paid accordingly - we are not. A previous Vice-Chancellor … Continue reading The world is our classroom
A review These days I takes a book to make me stop and think. Anyone who’s old enough will have seen the disruption caused by technological change all before - my 126 grandfather saw it all, his father, born in 1867 felt it more severely: off the land, groom, head groom, trained as mechanic and … Continue reading The Future of the Professions
[SUSSKIND, D. (2020). A world without work: technology, automation, and how we should respond.] I first came across Daniel Susskind when he gave a keynote speech in November 2020 at EdTech. He introduced ‘A World Without Work’ - the research for which he used in his presentation. I could have had the eBook moments after … Continue reading Daniel Susskind: A World Without Work
We need to open libraries, keep school LRCs and Learning Zones open. And if needs be open unused Town Halls and other spaces that have reliable broadband and can be set up as supervised, safe and quite places to study. I work in FE and HE as a learning technologist which puts me in the … Continue reading Students wanting to study need the kit and the place – this is rarely at home.