Digital learning: this much I know

Digital learning: this much I know

I recently recorded an interview with Svend Andreas Horgen about using digital tools for learning for a MOOC IKT i Læring (ICT in Learning) for trainee teachers in Norway. Here is the interview divided into digestible bites. 1. Do digital tools mean you have to change your teaching approach? 2. The benefits of peer assessment. 3. […]

Collaboration across borders

Collaboration across borders

Global Ed Con: Promoting collaboration across borders from annefox.eu What are the challenges involved in promoting collaboration online across borders? This is an issue in the two European projects I am currently a partner in at the moment. I presented the projects and some of the more pressing issues at the Global Education Conference in […]

Assessment 3.0

Assessment 3.0

Mark Barnes has discovered a big problem in education and believes he can solve it. That is the aim of the book Assessment 3.0 sub-titled Throw out your gradebook and inspire learning. The problem is that grades get in the way of learning and are not even very good at reporting on the amount of […]

Online facilitation: Best practice

Online facilitation: Best practice

          I just received this email from two new online tutors: Could you please give us some best practice. We start today and maybe we should take care of something specially. My response: I am starting a second iteration of a well-established course on training online moderators in the role of tutor […]

Free book on online learning

Free book on online learning

Every cloud has a silver lining so they say. My websites were mostly out of action in the last quarter of 2014 and so I started blogging on Linked In on the theme of Online Learning. This was well received but I haven’t found the secret of how to conveniently refer to Linked In posts. […]

Tracking quality in online courses

Since I went freelance in 2010 most of my work in European projects has been on the issue of monitoring quality of the online course that we are developing. So I thought I would wrap up this tour of online learning with a few observations on how this has been done. Tracking quality should be […]

Online Learning: The tools for the job

Online Learning: The tools for the job

So how come I have been able to write 7 posts on online learning and only now in post 8 start discussing the tools? The TPACK model suggests that content knowledge, pedagogy and technical skills are all necessary for a successful online course. Actually the model is directed at learning in general and not just […]

Designing an Online Course

Designing an Online Course

How do you go about developing an online course? As with any formal guided learning path, the starting point should always be the learning outcomes. What will your students be able to do as a result of the course? There are many ways of determining how outcomes will be met. Here are four: 1. In […]

Creating an Online Task

In the M-HOUSE project we are targeting home-based adults to explore the business skills they have from their experience of running a household over many years. In the same way that reframing the work of hotel attendants as exercise actually helped them to lose weight, we hope that reframing the often-undervalued work of running a […]