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TEF results… some shake ups…

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jun 23, 2017.

The results of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) are now out and there are some interesting shake ups. A guardian article has the heading ‘Top UK universities miss out on gold award in controversial TEF test”. The London School of Economics, Southampton, and Liverpool universities only achieved a bronze award. The article quoted the Russell group as saying that [...]

The future of open learning

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jun 23, 2017.

On 14th June I attended the future of edtech conference in London. I was on a panel looking at open learning. The focus was on How will open learning develop in the next 5 years? With sub-themes of: Leveraging free-to-access information and content to enhance student experience and university reputation Key [...]

Supercomplexity and Technology-Enhanced Learning

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on May 31, 2017.

I am currently in sunny Sligo staying in the beautiful Glasshouse hotel. I am here to give a keynote at the EdTech conference tomorrow. The theme of the conference is ‘TEL in the age of supercomplexity’ building on Barnett’s (2000) use of the concept. The conference website states:   This concept is particular apt when describing today’s [...]

Reflecting on digital learning as a research field

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Apr 12, 2017.

On the 1st November 2016 Dublin City University hosted ‘The next generation digital learning research symposium.’ I gave the keynote as part of the symposium. The title I was given ‘Research through the generations: reflecting on the past, present and future, was an interesting and challenging focus. [...]

The next generation…

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Nov 03, 2016.

Catching up with Catherine Cronin  I’ve just spent an excellent couple of days in Dublin at Dublin City University where I am a visiting professor with the National Institute for Digital Learning headed up by Mark Brown. On the 1st November I did a keynote for ‘The next [...]

Get involved in the LiDA course!

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on May 05, 2016.

As I mentioned in my last two posts I am working on an OERu course, which we are crowdsourcing content for. Below is an announcement about it from Wayne Mackintosh and details of how to get involved. Learning in a Digital Age (LiDA) has been confirmed by the OERu Management Committee as a course for inclusion [...]

Crowdsourcing a curriculum

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on May 04, 2016.

Image source  Today’s social media enable you to interact with people around the globe, to pose and answer questions, to seek advice. I have nearly 1,500 friends on facebook and nearly 9, 000 followers on Twitter. I an eternally grateful for how generous people are with their time, [...]

OERu Learning in a digital age course

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on May 04, 2016.

Image source I have just started doing some consultancy with the OERu foundation and in particular Wayne Mackintosh. The focus is to design a course on ‘Learning in a Digital Age’ (LiDA). The target audience is first-year undergraduates and the aim is to help them develop their academic digital literacies [...]

Erik Duval

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Mar 14, 2016.

It was with great sadness that I heard this weekend that Erik Duval lost his battle with cancer. Erik blogged about his experience over the past few years and his posts were raw and honest, cheap touched with a hint of his humour. I think I first heard Erik give a keynote, decease possibly at [...]

Using social media for learning, teaching and research

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Mar 09, 2016.

Conole social media_final from Grainne Conole   I ran the second session of the Innovating Pedagogy seminar series today at Bath Spa. The focus was on using social media for learning, teaching and research. The session was broken down as follows: The characteristics of new media An [...]

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