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jim pettiward - 1 views

    HEFCE report: Collaborate to compete - Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK HE  See section 3
Sarah Horrigan

Welcome to LORO - LORO - 0 views

    "LORO contains resources for language teaching available to download and reuse, including those used by the Department of Languages at the Open University, UK."
David Jennings

Alt-Ed: MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education - 3 views

    "This March 2013 report by Li Yuan and Stephen Powell sets out to help decision makers in higher education institutions gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and trends towards greater openness in higher education and to think about the implications for their institutions. "
Martin Hawksey

OU Innovating Pedagogy 2012 - 0 views

    "Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers"
Roger Harrison

teaching styles - Donald Clark Plan B - 2 views

  • What is Plan B? Not Plan A! Sunday, March 18, 2012 Socrates (469-399 BC) - method man Socrates was one of the few teachers who actually died for his craft, executed by the Athenian authorities for supposedly corrupting the young. Most learning professionals will have heard of the ‘Socratic method’ but few will know that he never wrote a single word describing this method, fewer still will know that the method is not what it is commonly represented to be. How many have read the Socratic dialogues? How many know what he meant by his method and how he practised his approach? Socrates, in fact, wrote absolutely nothing. It was Plato and Xenophon who record his thoughts and methods through the lens of their own beliefs. We must remember, therefore, that Socrates is in fact a mouthpiece for the views of others. In fact the two pictures painted of Socrates by these two commentators differ hugely. In the Platonic Dialogues he is witty, playful and a great philosophical theorist, in Xenophon he is a dull moraliser. Socratic method Th
  • he was among the first to recognise that, in terms of learning, ideas are best generated from the learner in terms of understanding and retention. Education is not a cramming in, but a drawing out.
  • Learning as a social activity pursued through dialogue Questions lie at the heart of learning to draw out what they already know, rather than imposing pre-determined views
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  • it is only in the last few decades, through the use of technology-based tools that allow search, questioning and now, adaptive learning, that Socratic learning can be truly realised on scale.
  • In practice, Socrates was a brutal bully, described by one pupil as a ‘predator which numbs its victims with an electric charge before darting in for the kill’.
  • He is best known for his problem-solving approach to learning
  • He was keen on ‘occupational’ learning and practical skills that produced independent, self-directing, autonomous adults.
  • He was refreshingly honest about their limitations and saw schools as only one means of learning, ‘and compared with other agencies, a relatively superficial means’.
  • Perhaps his most important contribution to education is his constant attempts to break down the traditional dualities in education between theory and practice, academic and vocational, public and private, individual and group. This mode of thinking, he thought, led education astray. The educational establishment, in his view, seemed determined to keep themselves, and their institutions, apart from the real world by holding on to abstract and often ill-defined definitions about the purpose of education.
    Helpful blog, including brief introduction of educational theories by Socrates (and he wasn't such a nice guy after all) and others.
Roger Harrison

Are your students ready to study in an online or blended learning environment? | LTiA I... - 1 views

  • This proved to be quite difficult as the problems experienced by students studying totally online are different to those who are having face-to-face as well as online experiences
    • Roger Harrison
      I wonder what you meant that the problems are different?
  • These quizzes attempt to personalise the resource to a particular student’s needs rather than requiring them to spend time locating resources within the website as a whole
    • Roger Harrison
      wow I really like this - how the support then offered is informed by the answer the student gives in the quiz to their readyness
  • It is hoped that future developments will include: Collaboration with departments/faculties to provide links to additional resources that have been
Elizabeth E Charles

Digital and Information Literacy Framework - 0 views

    "What is digital literacy and how is it different from information literacy? Digital literacy includes the ability to find and use information (otherwise known as information literacy) but goes beyond this to encompass communication, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information. Both digital and information literacy are underpinned by critical thinking and evaluation."
jim pettiward

Using the web for learning and teaching - a new understanding | Higher Education Networ... - 3 views

    Interesting thoughts on 'genres of participation' from David White (University of Oxford) writing in the Guardian
David Jennings

Rhizomatic learning | Innovating Pedagogy - 0 views

    Brief summary/definition of the theory of rhizomatic learning
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