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’).
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…
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…
Adding Post Categories
Until about 20 minutes ago all posts on the blog appeared in one long list. Now they don’t have to. David suggested that it might be a good idea to have a separate space for any posts that are only really intended for that author’s future reference. I agree that it’s potentially a good idea…
It’s only useful if you use it
Last weekend I installed Dropbox. I won’t use it to store any sensitive files, because of the privacy concerns surrounding the system, but so far I have found it very useful for keeping my general academic files in sync between a few computers. Then I ran into a PICNIC error. Yesterday, during a Skype call…
Ubuntu Adventures 2011
I haven’t used a desktop Linux distribution since a frustrating experience with Ubuntu some time in 2004 or 2005. My lasting memory was of having to load a terminal window not long after installation and fiddle about with various configuration files. Even then things didn’t work too well for me and I was (and still…
Technology for Teachers
Picture yourself in the following scenario if you will. You are a teacher in a primary special school for children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD). All pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and will most likely have been excluded or have been under the threat of exclusion from their mainstream school. …