Using technology to help and enhance learning

Author Kit Logan

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 →

ICT in Primary Education MOOC

Well this little corner of the web has been rather inactive… but then I’ve been busy looking after other things. However, things are happening and the potential for more posts. The main thing is the MOOC I’ve just started out… Continue Reading →

Firefox Add-ons revisted

One of the great things about Firefox and its community of developers is the sheer number of additional applications you can add which extend Firefox’s features (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox). You can also pick and choose those which suit your needs best. So… Continue Reading →

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