I’m delighted to be involved in this year’s JISC Innovating Elearning 2009 Online conference which is entitled Thriving, not just surviving. This year’s conference theme reflects the challenges facing further and higher education in the 21st century and it will features keynotes by Charles Leadbeater, Nigel Paine, and ELESIG members Helen Beetham
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The core principle of The Cohesion Model for Sustainable Online Communities and Social Networks (as described in my previous post on 13th November) is that there are effectively three levels within a community – the Public, the Community or Collaborative, and the Private or Individual level. There is a role associated
The Cohesion Model for Sustainable Online Communities and Social Networks was developed by myself, Helen Whitehead, and Liz Cable over three years, and based on rather more than 15 years of experience in online communities and social networks before that. It’s also informed by the literature on learning communities, communities
I had quite a busy week of webinars last week, running a successful webinar on E-portfolios for the ELESIG community at elesig.ning.com. I also attended two fascinating webinars, one on bidding for European funding from the Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network and one on Digitisation at the British Library, from the
Understanding student through-put and retention in a higher education developing world context (ELKS Webinar)
I’ve heard from Dr Palitha Edirisingha at Leicester University about a newly planned webinar for the ELKS International Elearning Community. Understanding student through-put and retention in a higher education developing world context Date and time: 24th September 2009: 10am – 11.15am BST The speaker: Dr Paul Prinsloo, Directorate: Curriculum and Learning Development,
I worked with Professor David Hawkridge at the University of Leicester and I was interested to see he’s hosting a seminar (webinar) for the ELKS project on 21 Aug 2009 at 1.30pm. “From Post to Postings: A Brief History of ‘Arms Length’ Learning” Professor David Hawkridge, BDRA, University of Leicester.
The JISC Regional Support Centre (Yorkshire and Humberside) annual conference yesterday was a great day. So good to share practice with so many other practitioners in FE, and hear about some great work going on around the region. Reach Further had an exhibition stand as well as giving a short
Here’s a good case study of the implementation of Moodle at Thanet College. Though dated 2006 it still rings a lot of bells if you work in FE. Some highlights: The difficulties that had to be overcome were: 1. Seeing a benefit; ‘if its not broke don’t fix it’ mentality
Is the motivation of online learners changing as the web itself – and the techniques and technologies available to educators – evolves? I was writing about motivation of online learners for the eModerating and Online Tutoring course I’m tutoring next week. I’ve been teaching this unit for a few years
A little while ago I went to a presentation by Martin Williams, Director of HE Strategy at the DIUS. He spoke about the future of Universities at a time when the Government wants to continue to grow numbers in HE – to enable more potential students to benefit from HE.