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 [...]

21 05, 2012

timelines

By |May 21st, 2012|learning, technologies|0 Comments

I have recently completed a series of articles for the  JISC CETIS other voices blog which offered a reflective account of three areas of work - Learning Environments, Exchanging Course Information (XCRI) and Open Educational Resources (OER). Developments in each area have been significant for the UK Higher and Further education sector and after speaking [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2 11, 2009

Innovating e-Learning 2009

By |November 2nd, 2009|home life|0 Comments

>Innovating e-Learning 2009 - Thriving, not just surviving Innovating e-Learning 2009, the fourth JISC online conference, takes place on 24-27 November 2009. Now a major event in the calendar of conferences on learning, teaching and technology, Innovating e-Learning focuses this year on the theme of Thriving, not just Surviving. The programme reflects the challenges facing [...]

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 [...]