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Anne Fox
Don't uproot our Beautiful Tree - Why voucherisation is not the answer

Don’t uproot our Beautiful Tree – Why voucherisation is not the answer

I came to James Tooley via Sugata Mitra. They both work in the same university. Tooley and Mitra are connected by their recognition of the problem that good teachers do not like to teach in poor, remote areas. Both come up with different solutions to that problem. Tooley’s book, The Beautiful Tree, proposes a voucher system to support the [...]

RSCON5: Have Erasmus+, will travel

RSCON5: Have Erasmus+, will travel

Thanks to RSCON5 for allowing me to present the outline of the new Erasmus+ program which allows teachers, trainers and others involved in education and training to be funded to attend residential courses in the EU. The recording of the 25 minute session is here. And my slides are below:   Have Erasmus+, will travel [...]

Coaching MOOC

Coaching MOOC

I have been coming out recently as a MOOC junkie. I have lost count of the number I have signed up to and even of those that I have completed which of course is a much smaller number. The latest one I have completed stands above many of the others. Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that [...]

The Kragerø Open Online Education Declaration 2014

The Kragerø Open Online Education Declaration 2014

Very proud to have been a part of the group which created the Kragerø Open Online Education Declaration 2014: The Kragerø Open Online Education Declaration was conceived and signed by a group of 14 Nordic experts related to the field, attending Campus NooA‘s workshop on online education at the Hasselholmen Island from May 28 to [...]

Transformative Learning Recipe

Transformative Learning Recipe

I have just returned from a 3-day sojourn on an idyllic Norwegian island where with 16 other people we ‘worked’ to find ways to bring Campus NooA to a higher level. I put the word ‘worked’ in inverted commas because it didn’t feel like work at all. After a while the experience reminded me of a series [...]

Promoting entrepreneurship

Promoting entrepreneurship

How to promote entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in employees and graduates? Challenges: How to promote graduate workplace skills How to promote knowledge transfer between business and higher education? Could a course in entrepreneurship getting students and companies working together on business plans help? And what is the best way of developing this? In the FLITE project [...]

Global collaboration: the great motivator

Global collaboration: the great motivator

Conversation between me, Anne and Amy Musone, a third grade teacher at York Elementary School in Pennsylvania on the topic of a global collaboration between Amy’s students and a 6th grade class at my local school. Anne: I have initiated and collaborated on several very different global collaborations over the years, ever since pre-Internet days. [...]

Does Government funding sap motivation?

Does Government funding sap motivation?

I just completed the Coursera MOOC on the History and Future of HE with the wonderful Cathy Davidson. All MOOCs have to have an identifiable front persona even though it’s impossible that any of these courses could be the work of only one person and to be fair, in this course Davidson often showed us who [...]

Learning Designer

Learning Designer

Since I am a partner in two projects planning to design short online courses I was interested to try out a new tool last week, the Learning Designer.  This was introduced through a short sharp MOOC, the International Learning Design Challenge, which was over in a week! The Learning Design tool makes the planning of [...]