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Want to eliminate cheating? Ask better questions

There was an excellent piece in The Conversation a week or so ago written by Beverley Oliver (@DVCEdDeakin) entitled, Proving knowledge by degrees: MOOCs and the challenge of assessment. The reference to MOOCs in the title is a useful device

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How to promote digital literacies among faculty

In the recently published NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis, Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2013-18, it stated (p.3) that (shock, horror) there is a need for more faculty training to improve digital media literacy ‘before being asked to teach,

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Posted in Academic literature, Exemplary practice, Online learning, Practical advice, Social networking

The Digitally Connected Worker

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Posted in Exemplary practice, Online learning, Social networking, Theoretical rationale

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 adoption of digital pedagogies in Singapore

I have blogged about Singapore’s FutureSchools projects in the past, and this latest clip from Edutopia would seem to indicate that serious progress is being made. The true success of this initiative, of course, will be the extent to which

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Digital Native: Fact or Fallacy?

Image source: 4.bp.blogspot.com Poor old Marc Prensky has come in for a bit of a bashing lately, and unjustifiably so in my opinion. First of all, he first used the digital native-digital immigrant typology 10 years ago. If one were

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Education’s Internet moment is now

Having mucked around with computers in education for almost two decades, from something we used to call computer based teaching (CBT) to what commonly became known as ‘e-learning’, I am confident that, today, the use of ICTs in education is

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