Category Archives: Academia

Returning to learning

So this week Turnitin announced their automated marking service.  My first reaction was to groan and wonder how long it would be before we were asked if we’d be supporting the service.  Then Scott said something that made me think … Continue reading

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Satisfying students

(I began writing this post before I saw the amended title for this week’s #moocmooc) Here in the UK we care about our HE students – no, we really do – we ask them to respond to surveys and publish … Continue reading

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On Creativity

This week in #rhizo14 we’re meant to be thinking about creativity.  Some people are running with this and going and doing lots of lovely creative things, like this image on this, others are engaging with #ds106. I’ve been really busy catching … Continue reading

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Planned Obsolescence

There is a  saying, supposedly Buddhist, that “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.  This week in #rhizo14 we are looking at the opposite to this  – how should the teacher disappear – how do we empower our learners … Continue reading

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I have the questions for all of your answers

Years ago (gosh, at least ten years, how shocking to realise), I ended up moderating a public Philosophy forum.  It’s long gone now but I am still friends with many of my fellow moderators including the wonderful Andrew Jeffrey, who … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Age?

I’ve just spent a while creating a blog post for my official uni blog only to find that the ability to embed YouTube is not enabled on the site 🙁 I was already grumbly and mumbling about corporate capitalists and … Continue reading

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Another blog

Recently my University set up an official blog for Uni staff.  I haven’t quite worked out how to use it yet (as in, what I should be posting), but it makes sense to have something a bit more official for … Continue reading

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