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My mental capabilities aren’t what they were ten years ago when I embarked on my undergraduate studies. Certainly that’s how it feels a decade later as an unsettled post-grad student. I’m working on finishing my R1 or at least the first complete draft of it. The literature review has been a particular struggle in…
Why should teachers design learning?
I have the feeling that I’ve posted about something similar before. Just some general thoughts and questions about learning design (small ‘l’ small ‘d’).
Are things needed?
Build it and they will might come Let’s not build it if they won’t come
Capturing the worst of teaching
“You don’t have to be in a classroom to have a bad learning experience, you can access one from anywhere on your iPhone!”
Technology and the easily-distracted mind
Since I started my PhD adventure I have been finding it hard to focus, with reading academic texts and writing anything meaningful being particular issues. I am often a little bit tired and struggling to juggle too many thoughts and tasks. I am hoping my newly acquired piece of late 1990s technology will help rid…
Modelling the impact of planned interventions
Time for a brain splurge about one thread from a thought provoking meeting with MWJ earlier today. I’ll sum Mark’s idea up as “what if you could reasonably accurately model the impact of a series of planned interventions on a simulated classroom?” and hope I didn’t miss the plot completely.
Choose two charities not to help
I’ve just completed an online voting process. As a bonus for bothering a 20p donation will be made to charity. However, this is not the kind of decision I like to make… A “Please don’t put me in a moral dilemma like this and pick one for me” button would be nice. Or what if…
This afternoon I read through a collection of abstracts for a conference. It was a very mixed set of abstracts. For the purposes of this post I’ll split them into “hard science” abstracts and “not hard science” abstracts. Some of the “hard science” abstracts were talking about immensely technical and specialised subjects and yet I…
Just a quick post about incompetence on a very small but very personal level. It has just taken me three attempts to put the correct URLs in the correct places in a blog post. The problem? There were only two references to get in the right order and yet it still took three attempts. This…