12 04, 2011

synthesis and sensemaking

By |April 12th, 2011|learning|3 Comments

For the past two years I have been working on the  JISC funded Transforming Curriculum Delivery through Technology programme as a synthesis consultant. The programme ran alongside the ongoing four year programme focusing on curriculum design processes – Institutional approaches to Curriculum Design. The fifteen Transforming Curriculum Delivery Through Technology projects focussed on the processes [...]

3 02, 2011

the purpose of education

By |February 3rd, 2011|autism, home education, learning|43 Comments

Our son has made us question every aspect of our lives and our place in society. Like most families we encounter informal learning opportunities every day. However we decided not to participate in the formal education offered by the state. We learn at home, in our community, in the wider world. My son has Aspergers [...]

18 12, 2010

unsung heroes

By |December 18th, 2010|learning|7 Comments

winter bauble This post is my seasonal card to the people I work closely with.... Many of these people beaver away in the background supporting project teams throughout the UK. They may occasionally get acknowledged in a final report... They may sometimes receive thanks from individuals...Sometimes they just get a barrage of complaints, grumbles and [...]

18 11, 2010

two sides to every story – a dilemna

By |November 18th, 2010|autism, learning|10 Comments

I have a dilemna due to using a Creative Commons (CC) licence on one of my photographs on flickr. The photo is part of a project that I did in 2006 for the flickr UTATA group which aimed to tells the positives and negatives of having aspergers syndrome to increase awareness of the realities and [...]

2 11, 2010

librarians as innovators

By |November 2nd, 2010|learning|2 Comments

Why should HE and FE librarians attend the JISC online conference Bringing innovation to life: From adversity comes opportunity The conference is totally online and takes place over 4 days from 23rd to 26th November 2010. When I qualified as a librarian way back  in 1984 we had to access the internet through dialog and [...]

2 11, 2009

do educational institutions have a future?

By |November 2nd, 2009|learning|0 Comments

>This is a post about one of the sessions in the JISC Innovating Learning 2009 Online Conference. We wanted to have a session which stimulated discussion around some of the technological, social and organisational issues that are likely to affect the future learner, teacher and institutions. So we found three people to help us with [...]

13 07, 2009

playing with prezi

By |July 13th, 2009|digital literacy, learning|0 Comments

>I've been waiting for an opportunity to have a go at using prezi - the zooming presentation software. As far back as 2003 I was experimenting with using concept mapping software to do presentations... but the software wasn't developed for that purpose and it was rather challenging although usually well received because it was different. [...]

5 07, 2009

Engaging Learning with Social Software

By |July 5th, 2009|learning|0 Comments

>I have been working for Oxford Brookes University on their online course Engaging Learning with Social Software. I have been a co-tutor with Patsy Clarke and the course is coming to an end. I want to give some feedback to the particpants so decided to use my blog - which seems only fair as one [...]

27 03, 2009

good intentions

By |March 27th, 2009|learning|1 Comment

I attended the Intrallect conference in Edinburgh yesterday - Open Educational Repositories – Share, Improve, Reuse. It was a two day conference but unfortunately I was unable to attend the first day. I delivered the keynote presentation on the research study report Good ntentions:improving the evidence base in support of sharing learning materials and later [...]