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Using technology to help and enhance learning

What are learning technologies?

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‘Learning technologies’ refer to any technology that can be used to help with teaching and learning and/or the learning experience.

H5P

H5P is fast becoming one of my favourite tools for developing rich online educational content. From simple quizzes, timelines and drag and drop to more complex branching scenarios, interactive videos and course presentations. Take for example the interactive video below… Continue Reading →

Apps for Homeschool help

For future readers, this is being written in the middle of the COVID pandemic. However, this still has a lot of relevance for anybody who is involved with distance and online learning at anytime, not just if like me you… Continue Reading →

Online teaching MOOC

The UCL Institute of Education has a free course on Blended and Online Learning Design that will appeal to anybody at any level of education from Primary to Higher Education. This MOOC* is available from Monday 11 January delivered on… Continue Reading →

Keller Plan

The Keller Plan was a model of Higher Education instruction devised by Fred Keller (1968) and later the Personalised System of Instruction (PSI) (Sherman et al, 1978; Sherman et al 1982). It had many of the hallmarks of self-regulated learning… Continue Reading →

Schools before their time: Self Regulated Learning and the Dalton Plan

Self-regulated learning (SRL) is effectively how you go about learning something, in your own way, in your own time and ideally what subjects you learn. It’s also very individual, some will prefer one-way others another and this may change depending… Continue Reading →

The Dalton Plan

The Dalton Plan is an organisational framework/educational model developed by Helen Parkhurst at the turn of the 20th century that supports self-regulated learning in schools. It had the objectives of enhancing student’s social skills and sense of responsibility towards others,… Continue Reading →

The curious case of St Trinians

This is where I show my age. Okay, I’m not that old, but do you remember the fabulous St Trinians films? The Belles of St Trinians, Blue Murder at St Trinians, The Pure Hell of St Trinians and the Great… Continue Reading →

Bring your own device (BYOD) for learning in schools

The central idea of BYOD is that individuals use the technology that they bring with them to school or college. The school or college does not need to provide the computers, tablets, smartphones for individuals to use in class, just supply the environment that allows users to use their technology collaboratively or just for individual use.

Brexit: Stats or Lies?

“There are lies, damned lies and statistics” (Sir Benjamin Disraeli, 1895 [i]) When the BBC published an article looking at the breakdown of local voting in the EU referendum on 6 February 2017 (Rosenbaum & Greenwood 2017), I am not… Continue Reading →

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