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Mainstreaming the disruption

This slide deck I presented at a senior leadership conference at Griffith University last week. The essence of my argument is that the higher education sector is entering a perfect storm with the problems of student indebtedness, budget deficits and

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Posted in Flexible delivery, Online learning

The embedded biases within the LMS and the impact on learning

After almost a decade away in the corporate world, I don’t think I could have picked a better time to┬áreturn to mainstream academia. Universities are changing — largely because of external pressures it must be said — and I can

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Posted in Academic literature, Creativity, Flexible delivery, Online learning

The Indian International University 2017: A Retrospective

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Posted in Exemplary practice, Flexible delivery, Online learning, Social networking

It’s the pedagogy, stupid!

Image source: adi-news.com There was a nice piece on digital schools in the NYT the other day that extols the virtues of differentiated learning, or what might be described as the personalised curriculum. The key message is that using laptops

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Creativity, Learning and the Curriculum

It was S.T. Coleridge who made the observation that ‘the willing suspension of disbelief’ is required for the enjoyment of poetry, novels and the dramatic arts — I also believe this is a requirement in education where role play takes

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Pedagogy 2.0: ICTs and Disruptive Innovation

This is an excerpt from a presentation I gave last month at the EDGE Forum 2011: Shaping the Future of Indian Higher Education, ICT: The Catalyst for Next Generation Learning Environments in Education, at the India Habitat Center in New

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Creativity, Online learning, Social networking, Theoretical rationale