I asked Richard Murphy a question on Twitter after reading his post, "It’s not just a new politics we need: we need a new economics too." "And a new education?" He replied "Almost certainly". @georgeroberts Almost certainly — Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) October 7, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This "new education" has to lie in what Murphy calls … Continue reading Towards a new education?
Tag: digital literacy
Implementing the new blended learning
Having written, "Where is the new blended learning? Whispering corners of the forum" with Richard Francis (Francis & Roberts 2014), I and colleagues are starting to develop underpinning frameworks for communication and dissemination and to suggest programme developments and tools for teaching. The following abstract for a 45 minute workshop session, submitted to a conference … Continue reading Implementing the new blended learning
Learning design principles: educational pragmatists
I am trying to write a proper academic paper about the principles we used when developing FSLT12&13. But, as I do I find myself getting bogged down. So in the spirit of Digital scholarship (Weller 2011) I am going to exercise some of the ideas here. We are educational pragmatists. Change is brought about through … Continue reading Learning design principles: educational pragmatists
Many worlds of teaching in higher education
The intro week of #fslt13 has zipped past and things got off to a good start. Will the substance of the course hold up as well as the intro to the process? There is still a lot to do over the next five weeks but it is much better than starting with a raft of … Continue reading Many worlds of teaching in higher education
Blog conversation on FSLT12
The feeds are starting to come in to the FSLT12 blog aggregator. And it is already a rich source of information and potential conversation. Questions are being asked about what makes a good teacher, and what makes a bad one! Jenny Mackness addresses the issue of blog aggregation generally in a MOOC. We are struggling … Continue reading Blog conversation on FSLT12
Curriculum design for new social media – a great illustration of incorporating digital literacy into the curriculum #pcthe
In “Introduction to Mass Communication,” I’d like to see more discussions about how personal communications can easily become mass communication because the Web has hyperlinked everything. Students should explore the changing models of mass communications – how int he past, content used to be broadcast to the masses, and would then be shared person-to-person. Today, … Continue reading Curriculum design for new social media – a great illustration of incorporating digital literacy into the curriculum #pcthe
how HESA normalises black, mixed and other ethnic group graduates to reduce their impact by a quarter! http://bit.ly/gsVwv
Or, at least that is one possible reading of this following example from HESA's Guidelines for the use of the DLHE Longitudinal Survey Dataset. To illustrate how this is done:Black, mixed and other ethnic group graduates accounted for 21.9% of the selected Sample A. From the initial census it is known that these graduates represent … Continue reading how HESA normalises black, mixed and other ethnic group graduates to reduce their impact by a quarter! http://bit.ly/gsVwv
4 dimensions of digital literacy #shock09
I was discussing an unpublished draft of a working paper on digital literacy at Oxford Brookes. It struck me that a communication theory model might be useful when looking at the tools we might use. The four dimensions I recognised in the paper were: n-0: solitary reflection 1-n: broadcasting ones self: blogging, writing for publication … Continue reading 4 dimensions of digital literacy #shock09
Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?
It is sometimes asserted that while students are using web 2 tools extensively there is no evidence that they are using them to do deep learning. I believe this assertion should be questioned. There is some evidence to suggest that contemporary undergraduates in the normal age cohort (not mature learners) are not particularly critical or … Continue reading Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?
Digital natives? Analogue colonists
Graham Attwell makes an important point here, which resonates with work done on university students' use of the Internet for learning by colleagues at Brookes. The locus of work or study: the context in which the person engages in online activity is far more important than other more accidental attributes of the individual such as … Continue reading Digital natives? Analogue colonists