Tag Archives: #moocmooc

In defence of the VLE

It’s easy to bash the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). I’m not going to pretend that it is a universal panacea for online or blended learning, but it is not as bad as some folk make out.  I think it’s easy to forget just … Continue reading

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Six word manifesto for learning

Today Sean asked us to: Write a six word manifesto about learning, about your learning, about learning management, about building environments for learning.  See here Here’s mine (above). More mantra than manifesto, this is what I have become thanks to … 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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Capitalism and Freire

  Indeed, the interests of the oppressors lie in “changing the consciousness of the oppressed,  not the situation which oppresses them”; for the more the oppressed can be led to adapt to that situation, the more easily they can be dominated. (Simone de Beauvoir, … Continue reading

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