Until recently my engagement with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has largely focused on the 'what we teach' rather than 'how we teach'. However, I have become increasingly aware that environmental issues rarely feature in critical discussions of learning technology or online education. As Neil Selwyn (2021) proposes, positive assumptions do not consider possible futures … Continue reading Digital learning, sustainability and rewilding edtech
I've been tinkering away at a post on micro-credentials for a couple of months now, primarily as a means to consolidate what I am learning about and discussing regarding emerging models of educational provision. My plan was to write this up as a form of guide or overview to support a shared understanding before workshops … Continue reading To micro or not to micro?
Last week I took part in a panel session for the Times Higher Education (THE) Campus Live event. The panel was entitled 'Switching on and off: Building student cohesion in a blended world' and discussed topics around continuation of education for students learning in difficult circumstances, 'accommodating' asynchronous learning and ensuring quality of provision. I … Continue reading THE Campus Live – switching on and off
[…] what seems to have happened is that we have simply lost the art of placemaking; or, put another way, we have lost the simple art of placemaking. We are good at putting up buildings but we are bad at making places.’ (Hunt 2000) Since the onset of the pandemic the building has become a … Continue reading The art of placemaking for online learning
I gave a talk in July at the Westminster Higher Education Forum policy conference 'The future use of digital technology and remote learning in Higher Education'. It was good to be invited to sit on a panel of experts talking about digital course design. Image by Brigitte makes custom works from your photos, thanks a … Continue reading The future use of digital technology and remote learning in Higher Education
This is a post I've been contemplating for a while now. Over the past year the dialog around online learning has very much focused on supporting the pivot to online, and rightly so. However as a result of this the voices from fully online have become lost. As many institutions start to explore the possibilities … Continue reading Mid-Point Design