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Classifying different approaches to learning

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Mar 12, 2019.

I can across an interesting article via fb (via Ebba Ossiannilsson) on ‘Modern trends in education: 50 different approaches to learning‘. Deborah Arnold wrote:   Interesting! Though they would probably benefit from some kind of classification as they’re not all at the same level. Looking forward to seeing [...]

Documenting Erasmus Student Experiences Through e-Portfolios

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Mar 12, 2019.

  Today I attended an e-portfolio event funded by the National Forum which was organized by Orna Farrell. Orna shared her slides and encouraged us to be interactive during the session. The session had four main parts: an overview by Orna, two case studies of using e-portfolios to support Erasmus [...]

UCD EdTECx conference

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Mar 12, 2019.

Yesterday I attended the UCD EdTECx conference at University College Dublin. UCD has recently moved to the BrightSpace Virtual Learning Environment and the day provided the opportunity for people to share their experience of using it so far. There were a range of interesting talks and discussions, and good attendance with [...]

Open Education Week Webinar

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Mar 06, 2019.

Today I participated in a Webinar for the EDEN Open Education Week. The session was chaired by Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Senior Fellow, Chair of EDEN Council of Fellows, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany. The focus of the session was on the following: A number of innovative and unique initiatives around the topic of open [...]

The story of the Open University

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Mar 05, 2019.

Webinar: Creating engaging conference abstracts

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Feb 14, 2019.

Image source    Yesterday I ran a workshop on ‘Creating engaging conference abstracts’. There was good participation (about 15 people) and lots of interaction. Here is a summary of some of the key discussion points. I asked participants what their experience was of attending conferences, what was good [...]

The online educator: people and pedagogy

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Feb 13, 2019.

Image source    I am currently participating in the FutureLearn MOOC ‘The online educator: people and pedagogy’. The MOOC is spread over 4 weeks, with 4 hours of learning per week. It explores four myths associated with e-learnings: that learning design is about technology and content; that innovation and accessibility are incompatible; that researching online learning is [...]

Engaging conference titles

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Feb 07, 2019.

Image source    With my colleague Orna Farrell I am running a workshop on Wednesday 13th February on writing good conference abstracts. The slides are available on SlideShare. This is in part to help participants prepare their submissions for the ICDE WCOL conference we are hosting in November.   One of the most important things is to have a [...]

The online educator: people and pedagogy

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Feb 07, 2019.

  I have just signed up for this FutureLearn course, “The online educator: people and pedagogy”, offered by the Open University UK. The overview of the course states the following “As e-learning becomes ever-more widespread, online educators are being required to design learning experiences that engage and meet [...]

Professor Ros Sutherland

By Gráinne from e4innovation. Published on Feb 07, 2019.

I was very sad to hear the news that Professor Ros Sutherland had passed away. She was a significant scholar and an influential head of the School of Education. Ros was a key inspiration for me when I worked at Bristol University in the late nineties. [...]

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