They Have a Fight, Triangle Wins

(this blogpost co-authored by Lawrie Phipps Donna Lanclos) (this post originally appeared on Donna’s website – but yanno – #interwebs!) The last time that Lawrie Phipps and I ran a digital mapping session at the Jisc digital leadership course, early in 2018, we had just finished answering all of the questions we usually fielded once…

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A Session for #OER19 and coming back to Eire

OER19: what I am thinking, and what questions do I have? Myself, Bonnie Stewart and Dave Cormier are presenting this week at OER19. The Participatory Open: Can We Build a Pro-social / Pro-societal Web? We started talking about this session when I wrote a blog post about the UK Government’s approach to digital. Namely the…

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Listening to teachers: #Digifest19 preview

Donna Lanclos and I have just finished and about are about to publish our work “Listening to teachers:  a qualitative exploration of teaching practices in higher and further education, and the implications for digital” We are going to be talking about this on our panel on Wednesday of Digifest (13th March) so come along and…

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Mirror, mirror: A free ALT-C Winter Conference Session.

“People in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All have eye masks, but few have the gift of perception, this is especially true when we look into a mirror” When we work in digital spaces, especially open digital spaces, we assume an identity. Some people have carefully curated, distinct and separate identities depending…

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Here come the forecasts

So the clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, and the Edtechnorati are writing their end of 2018 / start of 2019 edtech forecasts. (With apologies to Seamus)   The Edtech Forecast Blackboard, Moodle, Fronter, Pearson: Westerly, veering southerly, constructivist, downturn. Canvas, outlying, veering mainstream, not yet connectivist. Start-ups, vying, occasionally rough, turning…

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