Perusing my links last week, I naturally checked in to Martin Weller’s blog, and found he’d written about and linked to a talk given by his colleague at the UKOU, Rebecca Galley, on the topic of Learning Design. It’s a nice talk, tracing the evolution and success of the concept of Learning Design as applied within course teams at the UKOU for the past decade. Continue reading
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Learning by drone?
Learning by drone? Well, not exactly, but as was probably inevitable, teachers are using drones to help educate their students. Want to read more about it? You’ll find a nice little introduction and outline of what’s happening in the latest issue of Innovating Pedagogy, the annual report from the UKOU and partners. Continue reading
It’s the pedagogy, not the technology
For some years the two main annual reports I’ve written about are the Horizon Report and Innovating Pedagogy. Each has earned a worthy place in our toolkit of useful ideas, and each has its own perspective: the latter obviously focuses on pedagogy (“exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment”) while Horizon introduces us to new and emerging technologies. Continue reading
They’ve done it again, five years on the trot
Back in July 2012 I wrote a post about a new publication from the UKOU, Innovating Pedagogy. The plan was to make it an annual publication, and they haven’t failed yet (though sometimes it’s a bit late, especially the 2014 edition). Innovating Pedagogy 2016 has now been released. Continue reading
I know, it’s now 2015 and a bit late, but anyway …
It’s well worth reading and contemplating: the UKOU’s third in the annual series of reports, Innovating Pedagogy, 2014 edition. The pattern continues: useful short summaries of 10 emerging innovations that may have at least significant, if not profound, effects on teaching, learning and assessment. And as with the first two reports, some of the innovations I was familiar with (Flipped classroom), or at least heard of, while others are new to me (Bricolage). Continue reading
A MOOC on open education: go on, enrol now!
It’s only just started, so don’t delay, enrol for the UK Open University MOOC on Open education. Yes, our old friend Martin Weller has been at it again, and this time it’s a version of the Masters unit H817, ‘Openness and innovation in elearning’ made available to all via the UKOU’s OpenLearn initiative. Continue reading
A nice little publication worth a squiz
Martin Weller is certainly a busy fella, isn’t he though? This time he’s a co-author of an excellent new publication from the UKOU, Innovating Pedagogy 2012. It’s apparently the first of a regular series, and seems a great idea: a short (38 pp.) report “Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers”. Continue reading
Hello Mr Bean!
I must admit that in my semi-retired state I haven’t been keeping up with news and events in the world of distance education as well as I used to. So I’ve been a little slow to realise that Mr Bean has been appointed as VC-designate a the UK Open University. Continue reading
And now for something different …
Today I’m cleaning out my office in readiness for entry to blissful (semi) retirement. Marilyn has warned me not to bring home too much stuff from work, so I’m being brutal in throwing out old books, papers, reports, etc.
Whilst rummaging in my rubbish, I came across a test Continue reading