Motivation through collaboration by reducing technical barriers – Revisiting Case Studies in Motivating the Learner (Part 5a)

Continuing my look at some of the learning and teaching themes posed over a decade ago in ‘Inspiring Students: Case Studies in Motivating the Learner’, in this post I pick one aspect of a case study presented by John R Savery (1999). My overall point is that educators must be sensitive to the range of digital … Continue reading Motivation through collaboration by reducing technical barriers – Revisiting Case Studies in Motivating the Learner (Part 5a)

MOOCs – Enough of the sensationalism, will they really affect Higher Education?

I have avoided writing a post on MOOCs (massive open online courses) for far too long. Partly because many other people have written about them already, and partly because I fear I might just write a diatribe. I’m not against the concept of MOOCs I hasten to add (I’d love to develop one), but against the way that MOOCs are being proclaimed by those who don’t know better as the game-changer of higher education. So, be prepared, this could get messy!

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.