AACE’s list of Ed Tech folk
  I often say to people that social media has changed the way I work. I have been blogging since 2007, following very good advice from my colleague at the OU, Martin Weller, he said to try and blog on a regular basis, think of things to blog about (reflections on papers or conferences, working […]
Seminar in the castle!
As part of the DiTE (Diversity in Teacher Education) project we are running a series of seminars. Today’s was given by Kate Reynolds (dean of education) and Pat Black. The focus of the seminar centred around two key questions: What is a qualified teacher and what is PGCE? And what are the associated policy issues? […]
Tools to facilitate collaboration
Image Bild: CC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by Opedagogen   Nice blog post today by Alastair Creelman on collaboration. He begins by arguing that ‘Learning involves collaboration and interaction…’ He points to a guide that has been published, which describes the following facets of collaboration: Collaborative writing Shared workspace Curate Plan News gathering Screencasting Network E-meetings […]
The power of social media
  Image from http://tinyurl.com/pp2jw69   A posting on fb by Ebba Ossiannilsson this morning prompted me to think about how I find information, get ideas and write. I always tell my PhD students that it is important for them to develop a clear strategy for doing their literature review. This includes brainstorming appropriate keywords to […]
Diversity in Teacher Education
  Image from http://tinyurl.com/kzq3psu   I have just taken over leading the DiTE (Diversity in Teacher Education) project at Bath Spa University. In this post I will summarise the main focus of the project.   There is a major policy debate nationally – and indeed internationally – about the efficacy of different approaches to teacher […]
The working environment
Now into my second month at Bath Spa University and I already feel as if I have been here forever 😉 Very impressed with the working environment. Stunning campus, nice office now complete with pictures. But there are a number of other things I am impressed with. Printing on the go (I know it’s nothing […]
Learning to learn
Picture from the Innovating Pedagogy report.   I read a blog post this morning, which argues that learning to learn will be the most significant classroom innovation in the next ten years, for both teachers and students. It’s always dangerous to make predictions about the future; none of us could have possibly imagined the impact […]
Developing students’ digital literacies
There is a nice JISC report out on ‘Developing students’ digital literacy’. They define digital literacies as ‘the capabilities, which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society’. They list the follow seven elements: Media literacy – critically read and creatively produce academic and professional communications in a range of media. Information […]
The journey from Chemistry to e-learning
Conole career trajectory from Grainne Conole     On Monday I am giving a talk as part of International women’s day. The focus is on my career trajectory. It is interesting now and again to stop and reflect on your career, the key trigger points and the reasons for changing direction. Like many people I […]
Designing MOOCs
I attended the kick off meeting of an Eramus+ project, LoCoMotion in Delft on Monday. The project is creating a MOOC on designing MOOCs. The project is lead by Brian Mulligan from Sligo Institute of Technology. The other partners are from the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. We had a wide ranging discussion around the vision […]
Designing MOOCs
I attended the kick off meeting of an Eramus+ project, LoCoMotion in Delft on Monday. The project is creating a MOOC on designing MOOCs. The project is lead by Brian Mulligan from Sligo Institute of Technology. The other partners are from the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. We had a wide ranging discussion around the vision […]