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Making the social learning conference: social…

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

I’ve just had a Skype call about the social learning conference in Sydney that I am doing a keynote for at the end of November. This is being organized by OpenLearning in partnership with MEIPTA: OpenLearning is an educational technology platform formed by academics, which provides the technology and pedagogical support for universities, to move beyond traditional instructivist [...]

Fostering a research community

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jul 25, 2017.

    Image source   I am currently looking at ways of fostering an educational research community and thought I would share some of my ideas here. It is worth beginning with a definition of what educational research is i.e. ‘the systematic collection and analysis of data related to the field of education’. Education is a complex [...]

Call for papers

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jul 22, 2017.

Image source I have just come across this interesting call for papers for an edited volume in Assessment for learning in the CLIL classroom. The editors are Mark deBoer and Dmitri Leontjev. A background to the special issues and details of how to submit are described below.   Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has a dual focus: simultaneously promoting the content [...]

Key trends in Technology Enhanced Learning

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jul 22, 2017.

I recently came across a Horizon summit looked at the future of education and in particular the wicked problems/challenges education faces. The three-day summit bought together global leaders and thinkers to brainstorm the future of education and associated challenges. There are a plethora of factors impacting education, but I think of particular note are: globalisation, technologies and [...]

Principles of learning to design learning environments

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jul 20, 2017.

I’ve just come across this interesting publication ‘The principles of learning to design learning environments’.  It focuses on a set of principles, these principles maintain that learning environments should: make learning and engagement central, ensure that it is understood as social, be highly attuned to learner’s emotions, reflect individual differences, be demanding for all while avoiding overload, [...]

More on openness

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jul 20, 2017.

  After being on a panel on open learning at the Future of EdTech conference in London last month, I wrote a blog post working up my ideas and contributions on the day. Cristina Preston from mirandanet who was also on the panel did the same. The MirandaNet Fellowship is a professional education [...]

Handbook of learning analytics

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jul 19, 2017.

Image source   Learning analytics has emerged as an important new field of Technology Enhanced Learning and has grown quickly since the first Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) conference held in Banff, Canada in 2011. The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SOLAR) website provides a useful overview of the field. It [...]

Towards personal learning

By Gráinne from e4innovation.com. Published on Jul 15, 2017.

I came across this downloadable book by Stephen Downes via Paul Prinsloo. The title is great ‘’Towards personal learning - Reclaiming a role for humanity in a world of commercialism and automation’. Stephen is well know for being an advocate of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and personal learning, and is a regular keynote on these and related [...]

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 [...]

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