From Jean-Michel Basquiat to Laurie Anderson via Dylan Wiliam and Formative Assessment

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

Blended and Online Learning with Diana Laurillard from the UCL Knowledge lab

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

How to improve retention – scaffolding, mentors, interaction and community

Fig.1. For online learning to work you need scaffolding - Drawing by Simon Fieldhouse Levels of interaction and support Drop out rates from 20-50% for online courses ... more than for traditional courses. A full breakdown of the figures, how prepared, representing which institutions and student groups would be helpful. Anyone can use a statistic if … Continue reading How to improve retention – scaffolding, mentors, interaction and community

Formative Assessment with Dylan Wiliam

Presentation : 1 hour Q&A : 30 minutes  SSAT’s Embedding Formative Assessment programme  Dylan Wiliam PhD Emeritus Professor of educational assessment at University College London.  This is the first of two linked presentations - the second one will be in February. The focus of this presentation was on the kinds of learning Dylan Wiliam (DW) … Continue reading Formative Assessment with Dylan Wiliam

Seven online meetings, over seven weeks, to master seven social media platforms

How does this sound? The course will be a series of MEETs (Google’s version of Zoom) meetings, once a week over seven weeks. The purpose will be to understand where people are currently with social media and general ‘digital literacy’, to learn about creating content and putting it online, and then looking for a way … Continue reading Seven online meetings, over seven weeks, to master seven social media platforms