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The book has arrived! I can’t wait to start reading it! There is a discount code here if you’re interested.


How to develop a flexible learning course

…as if it were an easy thing to do.

No, this post will not be about the definitions of blended vs online vs technology-enhanced vs e-. Here, I’d like to put down on paper screen what I consider necessary steps in and elements of development of a HE course for adult learners delivered at least partially on an off-campus basis, through an electronic platform, typically a VLE. Continue reading “How to develop a flexible learning course”

Assessing assessment

I have been thinking recently about effective assessment and how learning technologies can help. I find it useful to ask myself the following questions:
  • What exactly am I trying to assess?
  • What is the best method to assess what I want to assess?
  • What is the threshold level of knowledge and skills that students should have to meet the module aims and progress?

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How to do a flip (and not land on your face)

At Bett 2016 Technology in HE Summit, I attended a very interesting panel discussion where Zoe Swan, Senior Lecturer in Law from University of Greenwich, talked about introducing the flipped lecture approach in her lectures. It was really exciting and refreshing to hear that the flipped classroom approach can work across a range of disciplines, including the more traditional, ‘lecture-heavy’ ones. Continue reading “How to do a flip (and not land on your face)”