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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 [...]

Is the concept of lifelong learning a reality?

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

Conole clicks webinar 11 February 2018 from Grainne Conole   I am giving an online webinar on Sunday for clicks entitled ‘Traversing the digital landscape: reflecting on the implications for learning and teaching’. I shared a couple of the slides on fb on the changing role of teachers and learners, which provoked a [...]

The changing role of teachers and learners

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Feb 07, 2018.

As part of the preparation for a talk I am doing at Limerick Institute of Technology next week I had a discussion with the person who invited me Brendan Murphy. One of the things he wanted me to focus on was the changing role of teachers. So in this post I am going to summarise [...]

Reflecting on the concept of digital literacies

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Feb 01, 2018.

Image source   I was recently asked to participate in a Delphi study exploring Technology Enhanced Learning and digital literacies, which prompted me to dig out some work I did in the past. I summarise some of the readings around digital literacies below.   Goodfellow and Lea (2014) suggest that by digital literacies we mean activities around [...]

In conversation…

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jan 05, 2018.

  I really enjoyed the ‘in conversation’ session with Gregor Kennedy and Matt Riddle in December at Melbourne University. This post summarises the structure of our conversation and some of the key themes. Gregor was chairing the session and focused the conversation around three themes: Disruption rhetoric Automation rhetoric And digital being both the disruptor and the solution to the [...]

The ICAP framework

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Nov 30, 2017.

  Last week I did a keynote at the National Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning at the National University of Singapore. One of the other keynotes was Michelene Chi from Arizona State University. She gave a really interested talk on the ICAP framework they have developed. ICAP stands for Interactive, Constructive, Active, and Passive. It defines cognitive [...]

Current research on pedagogical patterns

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Nov 29, 2017.

    I’ve just attended the Social Learning conference organized by Open Learning at UNSW. It was a two-day event; I was one of five keynotes and also ran a Learning Design workshop. I was delighted to meet and have the opportunity to talk with the companies Chief Technical Officer, David Collien. It turns out [...]

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