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The 'F' word: information literacy, 'find' and other verbs

Another short piece written for the UKSG Newsletter back in September. Thanks to editor Andrew Barker for letting me reproduce it here (and in a downloadable form… 1,574 more words

Teaching And Learning

The art and meaning of collaborative and peer learning

Participatory culture is one way to label and characterize the art and meaning of collaborative and peer learning in a digital age. Participatory culture has a focus on creating and sharing productions with others and by being prosumers – being producers and consumers in one and the same process responding to productions of others and remixing, repurposing or circulating them. 3,482 more words

Informal Learning

Spreading the word

Many of my discussions with Liz earlier this year focused on how we could raise the profile of enabling education and specifically of online enabling education. 567 more words

Community Building


No, no, not the randomly capitalised police. Communities of Practice – beautifully explained here. Our third unit in ICT Applied to English Studies is all about them. 656 more words

Studying English Literature And Linguistics

Digital Disruption and Membership Associations

There has been a “digital disruption” to Membership Associations and they need to think strategically about their future.  

Earlier this year we asked SAMI Consulting to organise and run an event that would help a group of Membership Associations consider the consequences of this disruption to their revenue and profile and examine the influence of wider societal forces. 724 more words

Membership Associations

On the road . . . again

Some of the 40+ UWS blended and online learning team: L to R: Andreas Kuswara, Blended Learning Advisor, Fiona Thurn, Blended Learning Advisor, Matthew Spencer, Blended Learning Designer, Liz Goode, Gina Saliba, Blended Learning Advisor, Evonne Irwin, Dennis Macnamara, Blended Learning Consultant, Yasmine Tolentino, Blended Learning Advisor… 424 more words

Educational Design

10 weeks later...thoughts so far on distance education

The ten weeks are up. My first ten taught weeks of online distance learning. I’d say a bit of a mixed experience.

Learning is hard, easy and fun. 855 more words