Academia

ULT Futures Colloquium 2010

Here’s my presentation from the colloquium, for those who are interested to view/comment. [vodpod id=Video.4477107&w=425&h=350&fv=prezi_id%3Dbhkwggc3dd76%26amp%3Block_to_path%3D0%26amp%3Bcolor%3Dffffff%26amp%3Bautoplay%3Dno%26amp%3Bautohide_ctrls%3D0] Navigating 21st Century Education:A practical i…, posted with vodpod Prezi has been a bit flaky with displaying the embed on this one, so if it’s not showing for you, use this link: Navigating 21st Century Read more…

Higher education

Are we having fun yet?

On my mind lately has been the idea of student engagement and improved teaching quality. Most teachers and ed devs will agree that lecture-based, teacher-driven teaching with essay- and test-based summative assessment needs to change. Student-centred, collaborative and interactive learning design with formative and dynamic assessment models is coming into Read more…

Edtech

Another quick note on tech, literacy and creativity

Came across a blog post today on this video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ-oQihxBws&feature=player_embedded] The author wonders if technology like this is limiting kids’ ability to use their imagination and engage in creative play, and be interested in ‘normal’ books. This was my response: I think there’s room for both. It doesn’t have to Read more…

Edtech

Adaptive literacy vs illiteracy vs idiocy

This charming video popped up on Twitter today (via @markdrechsler): UPDATE: The video has now been removed. Essentially, it was an anti-Labor ad by the Liberal Party that flaunted gross misuse of the word ‘whose’. It brought to mind a debate I’ve been having both internally and with others for Read more…