E-learning innovation: research, evaluation, practice and policy

Published: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:54 +0000


The ICAP framework

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:54 +0000

    Last week I did a keynote at the National Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning at the National University of Singapore. One of the other keynotes was Michelene Chi from Arizona State University. She gave a really interested talk on the ICAP framework they have developed. ICAP stands for Interactive, Constructive, Active, and Passive. It defines cognitive [...]

Current research on pedagogical patterns

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:42:04 +0000

    I’ve just attended the Social Learning conference organized by Open Learning at UNSW. It was a two-day event; I was one of five keynotes and also ran a Learning Design workshop. I was delighted to meet and have the opportunity to talk with the companies Chief Technical Officer, David Collien. It turns out [...]

Learning Design and Curriculum Mapping

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:29:35 +0000

 Image source     As part of some consultancy work I am doing at the moment I am collating tools and frameworks for Learning Design. This blog post provides a summary of what I have uncovered.   Improvement in course design and course review processes has elevated in importance at most Australian universities in the [...]

Making the social learning conference: social…

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:32:18 +0000

I’ve just had a Skype call about the social learning conference in Sydney that I am doing a keynote for at the end of November. This is being organized by OpenLearning in partnership with MEIPTA: OpenLearning is an educational technology platform formed by academics, which provides the technology and pedagogical support for universities, to move beyond traditional instructivist [...]

Fostering a research community

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:37:02 +0000

    Image source   I am currently looking at ways of fostering an educational research community and thought I would share some of my ideas here. It is worth beginning with a definition of what educational research is i.e. ‘the systematic collection and analysis of data related to the field of education’. Education is a complex [...]

Call for papers

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:11:35 +0000

  Image source I have just come across this interesting call for papers for an edited volume in Assessment for learning in the CLIL classroom. The editors are Mark deBoer and Dmitri Leontjev. A background to the special issues and details of how to submit are described below.   Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has a dual focus: simultaneously promoting the content [...]

Key trends in Technology Enhanced Learning

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:52:51 +0000

  I recently came across a Horizon summit looked at the future of education and in particular the wicked problems/challenges education faces. The three-day summit bought together global leaders and thinkers to brainstorm the future of education and associated challenges. There are a plethora of factors impacting education, but I think of particular note are: globalisation, technologies and [...]

Principles of learning to design learning environments

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:16:33 +0000

I’ve just come across this interesting publication ‘The principles of learning to design learning environments’.  It focuses on a set of principles, these principles maintain that learning environments should: make learning and engagement central, ensure that it is understood as social, be highly attuned to learner’s emotions, reflect individual differences, be demanding for all while avoiding overload, [...]

More on openness

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:43:06 +0000

  After being on a panel on open learning at the Future of EdTech conference in London last month, I wrote a blog post working up my ideas and contributions on the day. Cristina Preston from mirandanet who was also on the panel did the same. The MirandaNet Fellowship is a professional education [...]

Handbook of learning analytics

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:53:18 +0000

Image source   Learning analytics has emerged as an important new field of Technology Enhanced Learning and has grown quickly since the first Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) conference held in Banff, Canada in 2011. The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SOLAR) website provides a useful overview of the field. It [...]