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The open education movement: What does it mean for your institution?

Image source: I came across a nice post (via @catspyjamasnz) today that gathers together some of the themes I have been blogging about in recent weeks. Roland Sussex succinctly defines ‘open education’ and then goes on to contextualise what

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Posted in Exemplary practice, Flexible delivery, Online learning

Remember the old days when we had to go to class?

Image source: There is a nice article in The Chronicle this week by Jeffrey R Young entitled, Actually Going to Class, for a Specific Course? How 20th-Century. I liked this piece not because it told me anything new, but

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Posted in Online learning

Education needs pull not push

A very persuasive presentation from Charles Leadbeater on how social entrepreneurs are setting up schools in slum areas around the world that have pulling power because there is some extrinsic motivation to attend, namely an immediate pay-off in terms of

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Posted in Creativity, Exemplary practice, Online learning, Practical advice

Beyond standardised testing

This video clip from runs for about 8 1/2 minutes. It puts forward the case that students are ‘over-tested and under-examined’. It includes commentary from Grant Wiggins and Howard Gardner (among others).

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Posted in Authentic assessment