To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice.
I have been writing my PhD so haven't updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to 'coalesce' and cohere in a...
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An interesting post discussing how processes of curation can lead to new forms of writing. It also includes the fantastic animation illustrating 'Where Good Ideas Come From' by Steven Johnson via @A_L_T
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...
Last year we consulted on making changes to copyright exceptions so that the UK's copyright framework remains relevant to the digital world in which we now live and work and continues to reward creators.
An interesting paper looking at how students approach group work and whether using collaborative tools makes a difference to individual participation. It gives a break down of students interactions with each other through illustrating discussions around logistics and actual directed content. As with face-to-face environments there are leaders and 'free loaders'. It concludes that there is still work to be done to structure, facilitate and assess effective group work activities.
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This is a brilliant resource. Users compile boards of 'tools' giving an overview of price, availability and target age, complete with reviews from educators that use them. I shall be referring to this a lot! Thanks @Sue Beckingham for tweeting your Data Visualisation Collection! :o)
Fom typing on a rolling stream of white space to editing in a cloud, shifts in hardware have altered the way writers research, draft, refine and, ultimately, conceive of their work. The basic mechanism may stay the same, but new tools have led to new relations between authors and the words they use. With the internet, the barrier between the writer and the world has become as thin as skin.
"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0. Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."