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Languages… refreshing and learning anew

I have always enjoyed learning languages. At school, I studied French all the way to A-Level, and had a year-and-a-half of German too. Sadly, the first grammar school I attended scrapped us learning Latin in the first year, so any Latin that I have currently has been picked up along the way. 107 more words


As in sport, so in fiction

From E-Learning V

Fig.1. Start Writing Fiction FutureLearn MOOC from The OU

I’ve struggled on two and three week MOOCs but like hundreds, even thousands of others I am entering the penultimate week of eight weeks studying with The OU on the FutureLearn platform. 252 more words


Week 7 'Start Writing Fiction' The OU @ FutureLearn

From E-Learning V

Fig.1. My mashup from the FutureLearn App using Studio

I continue to wonder what impact FutureLearn will have on future models for e-learning platforms. 328 more words


Debate over national values is a threat to the education system

The results of seven school inspections in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have brought a fresh wave of allegations that some schools are not providing a broad and balanced curriculum for their pupils, who may be vulnerable to radicalisation. 963 more words


Exhibitions At Jubilee Library For December 2014

This month in the foyer

 24Nov – 7Dec    Contemporary Icon.  

An exhibition of small oak carved relief works, using reclaimed timber representing icons from 21st century life by Sue Nunn… 211 more words

From E-Learning V

Delightfully explained here. 

Offered as an Open Education Resource (OER) easily shared through Twitter and Facebook. Come on, let’s speak French like the French  and not Ted Heath :) 131 more words


FutureLearn MOOCs - learning of the future has just arrived

I’ve done enough of the FutureLearn MOOCs to be certain of one thing: those produced by The OU are incredible.

Somehow, not surprising really, they know how to put on a show. 203 more words