Every week there are reports of cheating in school and university exams and assignments and it's easy for some to inperpret this as a purely modern phenomenon enabled primarily by digital technology. Is cheating really on the rise or has technology enabled us to detect it more easily? What makes people go to such lengths and expenses to cheat the system?
I’ve done a lot of public speaking over the years, all around the world. Not saying I know all the answers, but if you are petrified about public speaking or want some tips, here’s a few that you don’t often see in the textbooks. I’ve aimed it at education and training.
Universities should take responsibility for the betterment of society, says Michael Crow
It’s hard to underestimate the scale and complexity of our global challenges, particularly as the world’s population continues to grow. This can seem overwhelming, but can, in fact, be a powerful motivator to rethink the role of higher education and the ways that our institutions can be productive, disruptive forces for positive change and progress.
You knew that already, yes? Here are my thoughts for a Friday afternoon.
Massive – Yes, these courses are usually large. But anything that isn’t constrained by the number of chairs in a room has this potential. A course that has 200 people on it from a provider that has rooms that can cope with no more than 150 people would call this ‘massive’.
The potential of big data and learning analytics to radically change our approach to learning and education is moving from the trend reports to practical applications. An article in the Wall Street Journal, Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot, describes how a class at Georgia Tech got prompt and useful feedback in discussion forums from a teaching assistant called Jill Watson and noone realised that she was a robot until the professor revealed the truth at the end of the course.
If you’ve been an instructor or a student in a class in higher education in the last 10 years, you probably used a learning-management system or LMS. There are plenty to choose from, including Blackboard, Canvas, Sakai, Moodle and D2L. Many of these systems started as small, nimble startups but have grown into large “learning-technology” organizations as they have matured.
As part of the work I’m doing with London CLC, their Director, Sarah Horrocks, asked me to write something on what it means to be a digitally literate school leader. I’d like to thank her for agreeing to me writing this for public consumption.... | Doug Belshaw | Dr. Doug Belshaw consults around digital literacies, Open Badges, and educational technology.
Today it is much more likely that the use of technology in schools be much more clearly governed by a solid understanding of sound pedagogical principles and not so much by happy-clappy evangelists of the new.
I sat through a one hour talk (lecture) on plagiarism this week, where the speaker (University plagiarism rep) showed not a single citation but plenty of anecdotal bullet points. There was even a bit of plagiarism from another plagiarism expert. As the old adage goes, when students copy, it is plagiarism; academics call it research.
This paper aims to analyse the trends and contents of flipped classroom research based on 20 articles that report on flipped learning classroom initiatives from 2013–2015. The content analysis was used as a methodology to investigate methodologies, area of studies, technology tools or online platforms, the most frequently keywords used and works cited references, impacts for students’ learning, and flipped classroom challenges.
In the social media age, sharing and repurposing are common place. Many professionals depend on the ability to amplify and distribute content freely through their networks. This raises a number of tensions around creativity, intellectual property and copyright. Creative Commons (CC) is a copyright management system that goes a long way to addressing these issues.
James Clay wrote a post about ‘the half life of a keynote‘ recently in which he pondered how long you should keep giving the same talk for. I know people who always create a new talk, and people who give the same one for almost their entire careers. This year I decided I would create new talks for every keynote, so it’s something I’ve been thinking about. I think the initial reaction is that creating new talks is better.
Web Conferencing Opportunities A number of colleges and universities in Ontario asked Contact North | Contact Nord to explore the nature of existing web conferencing systems and to report back on this distance delivery technology, including the current state of these services and opportunities to use the technology to meet student and faculty needs.
Hiring managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com. So they don't have the time or resources to review each one closely, and spend approximately six seconds on their initial “fit/no fit” decision.
If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect CV to highlight them.
The photo above represents the public image of most universities; 18-22 year old students on campus. Practically every university website features photos like this and most see campus as their core business. The trouble is that when every institution uses very similar images matched with very similar slogans and mission statements it becomes very difficult to tell the difference. Is this image really a fair representation of what a university is today and what it could become?
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