A new start

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Sep 04, 2018.

So as of yesterday I am officially Professor/Head of Open Education inthe National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University.There has been a lot to organise in advance. Getting my PPS number(which was very stressful), securing a flat (perfect location, tinybut nice) and of course bringing all the stuff I will need over fromthe UK. My [...]

Farewell to a lovely person…

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Aug 08, 2018.

  I was very sorry to hear today of the death of Ingeborg Boe. She was a leading light in the field of e-learning and a lovely woman and she will be sorely missed by our community. I have many fond memories of her, she was always cheerful and smilie. Her son wrote a [...]

All change…

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jul 17, 2018.

Image source I have really enjoyed doing consultancy over the past couple of years, lots of interesting and varied work with clients from Ireland to Australia! I have also been lucky enough to be involved in a range of fascinating e-learning projects over the years, but I am keen now to take up a position where [...]

Pros and cons of EdTech

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jun 26, 2018.

Image source Got an interesting email about a guide to the pros and cons of educational technology, which apparently builds on my blog post on this topic from sometime back. Some of the benefits of using technology in the classroom include: Making learning more fun Personalising the education experience Instant access to knowledge Facilitates collaboration amongst peers Reflects the real world of work Can make things easier [...]

Mapping tools to types of activity

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on May 15, 2018.

Image source    As part of a three-day CLICKS workshop on Learning Design I created a new section on tools to support diferent types of activities. I classified them as tools to support the following types of activities: Presentation Communication Collaboration Brainstorming and concept mapping Reflection Feedback Assessment Recording Voting Annotation Curation File sharing Table 1 lists examples of tools under each category. I also provided tips and [...]

Tools for different types of activities

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on May 09, 2018.

Mapping 7 cs_to activities_and_tools from Grainne Conole As part of my workshop I developed a hand out on tools for different types of activities.

The future of education

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Mar 13, 2018.

  I recently did a really interesting piece of work for the Open Universities Australia looking at key future trends in education. The piece was part of a larger report, which has just been released. Donna Gallagher was the lead on the project. My section focused on four key topics that are likely to [...]

OUA Marketing Opportunities Report

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Feb 22, 2018.

Image source  In January I did some work for the Open University of Australia for their Marketing Opportunities Overview. Open Universities Australia’s (OUA) focus is on the opportunities associated with OUA’s digital marketplace and growing the participation of Australian Universities to enable greater choice for more students. The document aims to:  Provide insights in to what their [...]

International Women’s Day

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Feb 22, 2018.

  Debbie Holley from Bournemouth University has asked me to give a talk at their International Women’s Day on 8th March. I remember doing something very similar at Bath Spa University a few years ago. In the talk I reflected on the key moments and challenges associated with my career and in particular the transition from Chemistry [...]

Transforming education

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Feb 09, 2018.

Image source This week one of the things I have been doing is preparing for a CLICKS webinar I am doing on Sunday. The outline of the talk is: The impact of digital technologies and wicked problems in education 21 Century competencies and digital literacies Key issues in learning and teaching Future trends The changing roles of teachers and [...]

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