Education

  • Discussion Forums

    A lot of what is mentioned on this site is very open to discourse. These forums are meant to be public, but keep the discourse polite and where possible academic (ie try to see/mention negative viewpoints, as well as positive ones and references to academic work supporting any arguments, helps as well :-)) However, personal…

  • H5P Course Presentation

    H5P is a rapidly evolving modular suite of tools that can be easily configured to present information, single or short instructional units and even short courses within a single H5P module, including various interactive exercises and media. One big advantage of H5P is that it is easy to learn, can be used by anybody to…

  • 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 based on a BBC presentation about the aurora borealis and legends surrounding it.

    So why…

  • 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 are stuck at home helping (or trying to) help your children with work that the…

  • 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 FutureLearn.

    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/blended-and-online-learning-design

    Duration: 3 weeksWeekly study: 3 hours

    Find out more

    * MOOC – Massive Open Online Course

  • 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 with the key features being:

    Go-at-your-own-pace

    Students could proceed at their own pace according to their abilities,…

  • 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, promoting independence and dependability and tailoring teaching programs to each student’s individual needs, interests and…