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OK - the rumours are true, I'm starting a new job in July at the University of Liverpool. Read for more details.
As Virtual Reality becomes more accessible (in terms of development and consumption) what might the future hold for university estate strategies?
I count myself as very fortunate to be part of such a passionate community that is the Association of National Teaching Fellows. This years annual symposium was once again a tapestry of rich discussion, critical thought and exchange of ideas
Self-Determination Theory frames motivation around these 3 experiences as individuals: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. How can we develop an EdTech model which have a model that is more intrinsically motivated?
I am proposing that we focus on Next Generation Digital Learning and forget about the environment element for now. That's not to say they are not important (I will come on to them) but that we don't necessarily need any new environments, we just need better links and connections to the ones we have.
Using twitter data from the #4wordpedagogy hashtag I have created a semi-interactive data set. I am hoping that this means the data is now less "static". In this data model I have merely extracted the number of mentions each person has received based on the #4wordpedagogy hashtag activity. Roll your mouse over the circles to find out who they are.
I have gradually begun to take control of my own data. Having always been interested in Open Education and the extension of this to control my own data I have made a number of changes over the years to how I manage my own data & control my own technologies.
Having been involved in all of the OER Conferences (starting in Cambridge 2010) I feel like it's evolved into something quite different from where is started (and that is a good thing in case you were wondering). What started out as a conference mostly about "resources" has become a conference where we explore what it means to be open.
The challenge that exists is that we live in a digitally connected world and there is significant pressure on UK HEI's to engage in the development of digitally prepared graduates as part of the broader UK Digital Strategy. Personally, I think it is right that Universities step up to the challenge of equipping our staff & students to be confident, capable and critical users of digital tools and services in their personal, professional and leisure activities. However, this has to be carefully managed and should be a process of what I call "digital by design", rather than "digital by default".