The elephant in the room

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Last week was the 7th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, subtitled: ‎‌‎’Challenging Conventions: some conventions are challenging and some conventions need challenged’  Steve Draper and I gave a short presentation about MOOCs, of course: I began the talk with some basic facts and figures, Steve took over at the “elephant in the… Continue reading

Digital Natives

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Last Thursday was our annual Learning and Teaching Conference As well as a paper, which I’ll write about separately, I put in a poster about our “Digital Natives” survey.  “Digital Natives” is a term used by Marc Prensky, which is pretty much out of fashion now*, but it’s the nickname for our not-so-snappily-entitled “First Year Student… Continue reading

Not really tweeting in lectures

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A few weeks ago I wrote about Graeme Pate‘s presentation about using Twitter in lectures.  As a result of that, Steve Draper contacted me and asked me to support him as he trialled using it with a 4th year honours Psychology course.  Steve’s never engaged with social media, so I realised that the mechanics of… Continue reading

Tools for sharing and saving

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I read a short piece earlier this week that suggested that an untidy workspace was good for creativity.  That cheered me up, as my desk is always cluttered with books, paper and related junk.  However,  my e-filing system (or lack of it) was also a bit of  a mess, and I was feeling frustrated at… Continue reading

Video games and graduate attributes

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This week we hosted a talk by Matt Barr called Can playing (video) games enhance graduate attributes?  Matt thinks that they can, and gave an interesting talk.  He gave lots of examples of games that do not work as educational tools as well as some that are successful.  One of my favourite bits was his… Continue reading

Turnitin broke the railways

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I just opened a pad of paper to make some notes and it fell open on a page headed ‘uncertainty”. No surprise really, as this has been a continuing theme of #rhizo14, but it amused me nevertheless. You see yesterday I travelled down to Glasgow for a Tii/HeLF1 meeting – just for a quick meeting,… Continue reading

When worlds collide: FLAN meets #rhizo14

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As readers of my other blog will know, I’ve been taking part in Dave Cormier’s #rhizo14 MOOC for the past three weeks.  On Tuesday I attended the second meeting of FLAN, a network formed by some of us in order to take advantage of the rich community of academics attached to the FutureLearn partner institutions.… Continue reading

Students tweeting in lectures

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On Friday the LTU hosted a presentation by A Graeme Pate, (I’m sure Graeme has another blog somewhere but that’s the one mentioned on his Twitter profile.  Edit – he has, it’s here).  Graeme is a fantastically engaged and reflective teacher and he’s also a very entertaining presenter.  He’s going to be presenting at our… Continue reading