First Steps into Learning & Teaching in Higher Education [#fslt13]

I have just enrolled in the MOOC: First Steps into Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (#fslt13). This post serves as my introduction and outlines the reasons why I have signed up. I am currently completing a dissertation for a Masters in Education, seeking to answer the following: To what extent can virtual courses support the … Continue reading First Steps into Learning & Teaching in Higher Education [#fslt13]

#crit101 and Open Badges [UCL]

Today, I delivered a presentation about #crit101 and Open Badges at University College London. Critical Skills 101 [#crit101] is an open online course that I have been running as a case study, seeking to answer my dissertation research question: To what extent can virtual courses support the development of independent learning beyond ‘real time’ curriculum delivery? The course … Continue reading #crit101 and Open Badges [UCL]

‘Leashes not required’ – [#TLAB13]

As mentioned in a previous post, today I am running a workshop on ‘Independent Learning’ at The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference in Berkhamsted. ‘Leashes not required’ – In(ter)dependent Learning Inside and Outside the Secondary School Classroom Spoon-feeding and teach-to-the-test culture seem to pervade the secondary school classroom, as teachers strive to meet increasingly demanding … Continue reading ‘Leashes not required’ – [#TLAB13]

Module 7: Dissertation

Completing this research project was a labour of love that took me on a journey far beyond traditional classroom practice. Having developed a keen interest in connectivism and Massive Open Online Courses, I sought to apply these emerging Higher Education pedagogies within a secondary school setting. It is my contention that such modes of learning … Continue reading Module 7: Dissertation

[#ukedchat] Are schools (as physical spaces) necessary to facilitate learning in the 21st century?

Next Thursday I will be hosting #ukedchat for the second time. I have selected a challenging and contentious question: Are schools (as physical spaces) necessary to facilitate learning in the 21st century? It is prompted by my feelings with regard to the current state of education in the UK. It is my contention that the … Continue reading [#ukedchat] Are schools (as physical spaces) necessary to facilitate learning in the 21st century?