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Starting the new academic year

Do it digital, but do it right Introduction At Flourish Learning we are passionate about maximizing the benefits going digital can bring, whilst remaining mindful of the challenges we face as life becomes more dependent on digital tools and technologies. Some of these challenges reside in the ethical sphere, how do we want our digital…

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Degree Apprenticeship Curriculum Design

We’ve been working with Salford University for the past few months on degree apprenticeships. The work came about out of recognition that online learning is a crucial part of the support for apprentices who are studying for degree level qualifications. It’s been rewarding work, pushing us to consider how to advise staff who are planning…

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Taking the fear out of running a webinar

We’ve found that running a live webinar either for teaching or promotion/engagement purposes sometimes strikes fear into the most confident face to face presenter. Why is this? I think it’s a combination of feeling as though the audience is ‘out of reach’ and distant (which of course they are) and the fear of the technology…

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Protected: SLDC Action planning

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Tips for online tutoring

Currently I’m being paid to write online resources aimed at supporting staff to design and tutor online courses. Offering developmental guidance for online tutors is only one aspect of our work at Flourish Learning but it struck me it’s worth sharing some of my experiences of online tutoring. The developmental resources I’ve been commissioned to…

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The web we want Part 2

I’d like to think there was movement afoot to call to account social media companies and large organisations who use them unquestioningly, but this isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Those in a leadership position in large organisations could be calling for a ‘cultural swing’ as Bex Lewis comments in my previous blog post on…

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Do it digital but do it right

We stepped outside of our comfort zone last week and attended the Digital Leaders Conference ‘Building the Nation’s Digital DNA’ . We usually attend education technology or HE conferences. First – what a great day – seeing different sectors sharing best practice, acknowledging challenges and keen to look to the future was really refreshing. The…

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The web we want Part 1

Reading Neil Selwyn’s book ‘Distrusting Educational Technology’ straight after the Guardian’s focus on ‘the web we want’ last month has prompted this blog entry. One of the chapters in Selwyn’s book focuses on social media – a hint of the theme is in the chapter title ‘Distrusting ‘social’ technologies in education’. Selwyn also reminds us…

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Line!

So far #pedagogybingo has had some great contributions. A draft of the suggestions – so a line rather than a house 😉 is  in Storify A BIG thank you to all who have contributed so far from me and Angelika- and for the new connections I’ve made through Twitter. Please keep ideas coming and if…

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Eyes down #pedagogybingo

If you could design a ‘Learning and Teaching in HE’ course from scratch what key terms should be included as part of the course content or a glossary? Would there be a mix of old chestnuts such as ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ and newer terms such as ‘Flipped Classroom’ or would it include some really…

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