Blog Archives

The internal marketing of participatory pedagogy

I was invited to give a presentation to new students and alumni of the Griffith University MBA last night on the future of higher education. I routinely talk about this topic with my colleagues but far less so with the

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Flexible delivery, Online learning, Social networking

Those who teach, can

In this presentation, I argue that of all the elements within a university, the business school ought to be best placed to insulate itself from technology-driven disruptive innovation. After all, business academics write books and journal articles about how it

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Flexible delivery, Online learning

Why just ticking over is no longer an option

A number of metaphors have been used to describe the momentous change foreshadowed for the higher education sector. ‘Paradigm shift’ is quite conventional, but ‘disruptive innovation’has become quite fashionable as Clayton Christensen’s theory has been applied to higher education. ‘Tsunami’

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Academic literature, Flexible delivery, Online learning

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Authentic assessment, Creativity, Exemplary practice

How business schools should be preparing for MOOCs

I presented at the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) institutional members meeting in Sydney this morning. My key message — in the wake of the Georgia Tech-Udacity tie-up — is that business schools ought to be preparing for

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Flexible delivery, Online learning

Why standardised testing should not be the dominant culture in education

Ken Robinson outlines three important principles to be adhered to if learning is to flourish in educational institutions — cater for¬†diversity, ¬†nurture curiosity, and encourage creativity.¬†Unfortunately, many education systems are characterised by conformity, standardisation, and compliance. Testing has a lot

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Creativity, Exemplary practice

Why the Georgia Tech-Udacity tie up is a big deal

When the news broke last week that Georgia Tech had reached an agreement with Udacity and AT&T to offer a Master of Science degree in computer science for just USD7000, this must have sent shivers down the spines of university

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Flexible delivery, Online learning, Theoretical rationale