‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017
JANUARY 3, 2017
Source of image. Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 am bearing the title ‘The New World’. Fact and truth.
Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015
OCTOBER 21, 2015
In that post I included reference to Edinburgh University’s Online Teaching Manifesto , which they published in 2011. The social isn’t the whole story.
Diversity is hard
JANUARY 12, 2017
Source of image. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks. 2016). Adaptive.
#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants
APRIL 2, 2016
Source of image (see Footnote). She personalized my fitness training. might have to step that up to three times a week. See for example: Bayne, S.
Questions about online ‘openness’
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Source of image. What motivates academics and teachers to get involved in areas of practice that are NOT supported by their institutions?
The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC
JUNE 22, 2014
on Friday June 27 th . Source of image: Sylvano Bussoti. Five Pieces for Piano for David Tudor: [link]. Deleuze, G. & Guaattari, F. 1987).
Shake up your life
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Today I have been to the funeral of a friend who I knew for more than 30 years. This is the second funeral I have been to recently. Personal
If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?
MAY 13, 2016
The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne. 2015). Communication Research and Practice , 1(4). Slide 10.
Open teaching and learning
JULY 26, 2015
Source of image . My work in July has been more face-to-face than I have been used to in recent years. think this will be a very helpful tool).
ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read
SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
Al Filreis’ Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) open course/Coursera MOOC has started again today. That data belongs to Coursera.
Access to open teaching and learning
JULY 30, 2015
This week I have been reminded that I cannot assume that everyone working in education will have online access as and when they want it.
Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy
JUNE 14, 2012
Dave White’s presentation to FSLT12 yesterday included a number of thought-provoking ideas. But this week’s talk took a different focus.
ALTMOOCSIG Conference: MOOCs – Which way now?
JUNE 28, 2014
MOOCs – Which way now? This was the question for the ALTMOOCSIG day conference (Friday June 27 th ) which was hosted at UCL. Ronald MacIntyre.
Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster
APRIL 27, 2016
think this image below will be the first slide of our presentation, but we are still working on it. Abstract. have already decided my schedule. 2011).
Drawing to think
JULY 9, 2016
I will start by saying that I do not draw to think, even though I do occasionally draw. write to think, which is why I am writing this post. 2015).
Art I have enjoyed in 2014
DECEMBER 28, 2014
January. In January I started exploring rhizomatic learning for research purposes. Ingham) transparencies. call it ‘Boy Pool Rhizome’. February. April.
Academic Writing as a ‘Desire to Relate’
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
A couple of days ago, Nancy White posted this video on Facebook (thank you for sharing it Nancy). Why is this important? This is not dithering.
The Pedagogy of ModPo
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
(Click on the image to enlarge it). This year there are two significant changes. There’s an additional ModPo Plus section. ModPo and open education.
An Introduction to the Divided Brain – Part 1
MARCH 24, 2015
For the past four days I have been attending a 4 day course run by Field & Field , in a beautiful location near Broadway in the Cotswolds.
Mad Old Gitesse Syndrome
DECEMBER 12, 2016
This post has been sparked by an article in The Times Higher Education (Dec 8 th , 2016) – ‘What does retirement mean for academics’ , in which Lincoln Allison , Eric Thomas and Richard Larschan reflect on ‘the next phase’ of scholarly life. Being this age several of my friends and family are ‘retired’. For others ‘academic work lingers’.
The Materiality of Nothing
JULY 15, 2016
Sarah Casey Murmur #3 – [link]. But as Sarah told us invisibility and immateriality are different.
No script for rhizomatic learning
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
I recently went to see the film Mr Turner. I came out rather wishing I hadn’t seen it. Source of image. There is no script for rhizomatic learning.
#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 1
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
I have registered for Stephen Downes’ 7 week Personal Learning MOOC – Here is the text, advertising the course, from the first part of Stephen Downes’ Half an Hour blog. Course environment: NRC01 Personal Learning will be delivered using OpenEdX and will include text-based content, videos, discussion, and exercises. Course Tag: #NRC01PL.
Technology, teenagers and books
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Ripley St. Thomas Academy, Lancaster. Life can certainly have meaning without books, but books cannot have meaning without life.
Gardening in open learning environments
SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
We have a large garden – ¾ of an acre. Over the years we have tried to organise the garden so that it is manageable. There Source of image.
Are MOOCs immune to rigorous investigation?
JULY 27, 2012
The title of this post is taken from David Wiley’s blog post that he made earlier this year. Rita Kop and colleagues’s publications.
Why and how I use Twitter
MAY 22, 2016
Source of image. Could I ask you how it effected you as an educationalists? What influence if any has it had on your Practice? It is too public for me.
Freire, MOOCs and Pedagogy of the Oppressed
JANUARY 12, 2014
UCLAN is within easy daily travelling distance of my home which would make the cost of attending the conference as an independent consultant more feasible – although I will not decide until I have seen a programme of the papers to be presented. Paulo Freire published his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed in 1970. I was living in Brazil in the 70s.
The Divided Brain and the Power of ‘No’
MARCH 29, 2015
Monday 23rd March am. Details of the course, which will run again next year can be found on the Field & Field website. Two types of Language .
MOOCs – Which Way Now?
MAY 31, 2014
– on June 27 th at UCL in London. We are delighted. Here is our proposal outline, which is also on the ALT site. So thanks to ALT for this.
Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking
JUNE 24, 2014
The first post was – The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Teaching and Leaning in a MOOC. Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking . Holland, p.39 often. 1987).
#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3
MARCH 11, 2016
think it is fairly well established now that what might start as a MOOC often ends up as a small group. See [link] for Matthias and [link] for Vanessa.
Pedagogy, practice and learning theory
APRIL 28, 2013
See the Pedagogy Firs t course site ). agreed. Donald Clark wrote a series of 51 blog posts, each about a different learning theorist.
The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent
JANUARY 26, 2014
Helen Crump has called it chaotic. I, and I’m sure others, can recognise this sentiment – but for me it has been ‘messy’ rather than ‘chaotic’.
May 2015 – metaphor, meaning and motion
MAY 30, 2015
I have committed to writing a monthly blog post this year, rather like those who commit to posting a photo a day. There was a lot to learn.
Making Sense of the Rhizome Metaphor for Teaching and Learning
JUNE 23, 2014
One of the reasons for these posts is that it is going to be impossible to cover all this in the time we have available at the conference.
#NRC01PL The Connectivist MOOC – Research and Conclusions
MARCH 17, 2016
attended CCK08, the first MOOC conceived and convened by Stephen and George Siemens. It was innovative. At the time, it was a very new way of working.
The Divided Brain: A four day course with Iain McGilchrist
MARCH 29, 2015
Monday 23rd March pm. This is my final post in a series of posts I have written following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist. Iain McGilchrist.
An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education
APRIL 17, 2013
With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model. It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Will this mean the end of Universities as we know them?
Growing body of research into MOOCs
OCTOBER 5, 2013
In the last few months the number of published research papers, which focus on MOOCs has significantly increased and this looks to continue. In May eLearning Papers published a special issue on MOOCs – MOOCs and Beyond. Another special issue this summer came from the Research and Practice in Assessment Journal – MOOCs and Technology. Waite, M.,