Category Archives: education

The web and assessment

I’ve noticed a couple of interesting takes on online information and cheating in exams, today. The BBC reports on  Danish pupils who are permitted to use the Internet during their exams ‘They can access any site they like, even Facebook, but they cannot message each other or email anyone outside

Remote managers and reflection: this time last year

Once a month I like to look back on what I was blogging about this time last year and in previous years. It often prompts reflection on how things have – or have not – changed and where I have moved on to. In July 2009 I was looking at 

Technology to make lectures and presentations interactive

It’s not always easy to engage a large audience interactively in a learning session. Yet we know that active learning and engagement improves understanding, prompts reflection, provides feedback so that the tutor can tune the content of the session, and has many other positive effects on learning. Asking questions however,

Case studies: Twitter for learning

Those of us who use Twitter as a Personal Learning Network tool (PLN) don’t need convincing that Twitter is useful for learning. There are innumerable resources discussing this, and even more describing and explaining how to use Twitter for personal learning and for social learning. Jane Hart covers the basics

E-learning and social media links

A collection of the most useful websites and blogs I’ve come across in the past month: e-learning and social media E-learning The BBC’s learning design toolkit incorporates some familiar elements of thinking about learning, with some new approaches in a conceptual toolkit intended to guide the work of anyone involved

Glossaries of assessment terms

Sometimes it’s useful to compare your understanding of a term with the generally accepted definitions. Over time, too, words and phrases change their meanings or acquire new ones. Within different sectors of education, the same term can be understood differently. Here are some useful lists of techniques, definitions and terms

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