Designing effective MOOCs
Image source:  Next week I am taking part in a symposium entitled ‘Design issues and participation in MOOCs’ along with Pambos Vrasidas and George Veletsianos, at the ‘Internationalization, Cross-Border Education and E-Learning Conference‘, which is taking place in Nicosia, Cyprus on 4 – 5th June. The symposium will explore three main questions:  What are […]
Digital technologies… two sides of a coin
  I did a keynote at the LINQ conference in Brussels last week, I focused in particular on the positive and negative aspects of digital technologies, i.e. that there are always two sides to a coin. I began by showing one of the Pearson videos on the future of education. The videos are great as they really give a […]
Tips and hints for getting the most out of conferences
Conferences   Last week I gave a keynote at the LINQ conference in Brussels. It got me thinking about the value of conferences and how to make the most of them. So I have put together this list. Is there anything I have missed?   Good way to present research findings and get feedback. Good […]
How do you promote e-learning?
Image from a blog post  Part of my role at Bath Spa University is to promote the use of technology for learning, teaching and research. I am just about to take over chairing the school of Education’s e-learning group; one of our first tasks will be to articulate a vision for e-learning and a clear implementation […]
My personal digital network
  As part of my talk this morning to the librarians I shared with them my personal digital network. I use social media on a daily basis, both for work activities and in my personal life. I use Facebook and Twitter extensively; Twitter is mainly for professional purposes, such as: tweeting useful resources, disseminating research, […]