Category Archives: technology

Clickbait, Lies and Propaganda

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

So, this is not a new subject. Or a new phenomena. And what sparked me off this morning was a tweet from Eric Stoller. There are so many things going on in this tweet I actually struggled on where to start. But then I, like Eric, decided to challenge the headline; because I think it […] Read more

Digital innovation: choosing what’s likely to fly

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

With such rapid development in technology and limited resources in education, it’s hard for leaders to know which innovations in technology are likely to succeed and potentially transform learning, professional practice and the effectiveness of their institution. Looking forward to this year’s Jisc Digital Leaders programme, Chris gives some simple guidance on identifying the projects that are likely to make a difference.

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Incoming! Student expectations of technology

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

Chris has recently been discussing the expectation of new students about the use of technology in learning. Do further and higher education institutions address the fact that many schools offer quite a sophisticated digital experience which is not always easy to match in post-compulsory education? Chris reflects on his own kids’ experiences and what they might have to teach us about developing a positive digital student experience.

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Thinking out loud about Next Generation Learning Environments

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

You know that thing, where you start a conversation and write a blog post, then do a podcast and then a whole load of people discuss it and a very bright person (Sheila Macneill) writes a blog post that references your blog post which leads you off in another direction. Yep, that thing. So I […] Read more

Today I am 50: I am birder

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Today I am 50 years old. I am going birdwatching. I started birding (a term we use for birdwatching) in the late 70’s and I have always been an aspiring amateur naturalist. So what’s that got to do with this blog? My birding kit in the 70’s was a notebook (the paper kind), an Observer’s […] Read more

Something, not somewhere, and increasingly somewhen

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

This is a co written post with Donna Lanclos A podcast of me and Donna arguing discussing this post refereed hosted by James Clay is available over on James’ Blog “Work is something you do, not somewhere you go!” Obviously this is not true for many people – from chefs to hospital staff, work is […] Read more

Building capability across an FE College

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

These are challenging times for FE Colleges. The cuts in funding, Area Based Reviews, FELTAG, competitive pressures, small group sizes, all are areas both for opportunity and problems to be resolved. Technology offers lots of potential solutions to the problems that are being faced: Learning platforms and VLEs can provide a mechanism for delivering online … Read more

Supporting Digital Leadership

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

The role of digital skills, and the roles of leaders in education engaging in digital skills has been highlighted in a variety of reports including the Select Committee on Digital Skills own report, Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. However, the recognition of need for leaders to exploit technology goes back as far as … Read more