10 03, 2014

Open Learning has a past

By |March 10th, 2014|learning, open education|0 Comments

The following was written for the 'Whatever happened to the MOOC?' panel session on 12th March 2014 at the Jisc Digifest. I was given 5 minutes to take the story from Open Learning has a past to the next contribution from Jonathan Worth on the open courses at Coventry. As soon as ancient civilisations began [...]

20 08, 2012

Myscience tender

By |August 20th, 2012|learning, technologies|0 Comments

I have recently been working with Myscience - the UK’s leading organisation for supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education professionals. They have just released an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a study to review and develop a revised Online Strategy for Myscience education.  The work will be for three months between mid October [...]

5 02, 2011

having a voice…

By |February 5th, 2011|home education|8 Comments

I recently contributed a post for purpos/ed (which is about opening a debate  around education) with my partner and son which I hope offered a voice for people outside the formal education system. I think we questioned that system and presented one view from the home education/home learning perspective and also from the perspetive of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 01, 2009

>home learnings

By |January 15th, 2009|home education|4 Comments

> we are now really immersed in the home learning and are trying a new routine where each day we do one hour of intense one to one work followed by one hour of self-directed learning. The rest of the time tends to be flexible and of course home learning happens all the time wherever [...]

17 07, 2006

>meanings

By |July 17th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>been a while... we had a holiday last week - a few days out and visits and lots of home time. nice... school update... still no response from the education services since I wrote a letter asking them how we go about getting a "co-ordinated support plan" (new laws in Scotland mean that we need [...]