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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.

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Four types of student posts in introductory online discussion activities

In introductory or ice-breaker activities, there are four types of posts that are made by students/participants on discussion boards or community blogs. These four types I have drawn up after looking at a selection of ‘Welcome Sites’ for new students. These Welcome Sites are used for new students to make contact with each other and the Department before they arrive at University. In these sites there is a blog in which students are instructed to make a ‘hello’ post which will be replied to by second year student facilitators or staff.

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What makes a 21st Century teacher? (Durham Blackboard Conference 2013)

Summary of Panel Discussion: What makes a 21st Century teacher?

Durham Blackboard Users Conference, Durham University, 8-9 January 2013.

Panelists: Ray Land, Richard Pears (Durham University); Jeremy Knox (Edinburgh University); Peter Felton (Elon University, USA); Mike Cameron and Iain Wheeldon (Newcastle University).

Chair: Malcolm Murray

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Reflections: The scientific approach to teaching, Eric Mazur (ALT-C 2012)

For fear of not being able to understand my scribbled, hand-written notes a few months down the line, I have decided to write up my ALT-C experience on the blog again. This is my ‘processing’ method… read on, it’ll all make sense. This post is a brief summary of just a handful of the key points expressed by Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics at Harvard University, for the opening keynote at ALT-C 2012 in Manchester.

The scientific approach to teaching: Research as a basis for course design

Eric Mazur

Keynote, ALT-C 2012, 11 September 2012, Manchester, UK.

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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 […]

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ALT-C 2011: Conference report

From this page I will link all the blog posts and anything else of interest that relate to my attendance at the 18th Association for Learning Technology Conference, held at the University of Leeds in 6-8 September 2011.

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Online and Digital Learning

Reflections on Open Learning and its Role in the 21st Century (Durham Blackboard Conference 2012)

Part of a series of posts reporting back on the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012.

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Reflections: Online resource personalisation; Work based learning (ALT-C 2011)

This is the second of a series of blog posts covering my reaction to the ALT-C 2011 conference sessions.

Effectiveness of technology to support work based learning: the stakeholders’ perspective 

Rebecca Strachan, Lalith Liyanage, Biddy Casselden, Roger Penlington

Northumbria University

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Reflections on YouTube in Higher Education (Durham Blackboard Conference 2012)

Part of a series of posts reporting back on the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012.

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Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012

I will be writing up summaries and reflections on the sessions I attended at the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012. Blog posts I will link through to the posts here when I publish them. You can follow me on Twitter too to get post updates. Using the VLE as a Trojan horse – transforming practice […]