Learning Technologist – Oldest job around?

I don’t write many ‘musing’ posts, but in this one I’ve flung together a few thoughts on the way we all learn to adapt to use technology in our own specific contexts. Defining the learning technologist role There are many definitions of the role, all painting slightly different pictures of what a learning technologist does … Continue reading Learning Technologist – Oldest job around?

Student Technology Survey Results – Desktops, laptops and tablets

This is the second of a series of posts which look at data collected from the surveys of Year 1 students who attend my induction sessions. In this post I look at the way students’ desktop, laptop and tablet ownership have changed over three years.

Student Technology Survey Results – Mobile Devices

This is the first of a series of posts which look at data collected from the surveys of Year 1 students who attend my induction sessions. In this post I look at the trends in mobile phone ownership and we discover which phones students actually use in 2013.

Google Apps for Education: Challenging students and engaging them with non-institutional online learning tools

This brief post is a reflection of some of the concepts which emerged from the Higher York eLearning Network Conference Keynote by Professor Matthew Collins (University of York), titled ‘Low cost, low maintenance solution to collaboration in education and research’, delivered on 4 June 2013.

Unravelling student expectations (ALT-C 2012 Conference Short Paper)

Unravelling student expectations: the use of early student data and module feedback to inform implementation (in the context of learning technologies). Short paper for the ALT-C Conference, Manchester, 11 September 2012. Matt Cornock (Social Policy and Social Work, University of York) Downloads Unravelling student expectations – Abstract [PDF] Unravelling student expectations – Slides with notes [PDF] Abstract Managing student expectations has become a … Continue reading Unravelling student expectations (ALT-C 2012 Conference Short Paper)