Corporate co-option of education…

“There are many lessons here, some of which apply directly to you as a learning leader. 1. Educational institutions need and want closer relationships with business to drive their own transformation. You, as an employer, should meet with local universities and schools, and help them understand your workforce needs. 2. Massive open online courses will […]

Reform Australian universities by cutting their bureaucracies

By Nicholas Graves, Queensland University of Technology; Adrian Barnett, Queensland University of Technology, and Philip Clarke, University of Melbourne Universities drive a knowledge economy, generate new ideas and teach people how to think critically. Anything other than strong investment in them will likely harm Australia. But as Australian politicians are preparing to reform the university […]

#ETMOOC Introduction

I’m currently working in a university as an eLearning Advisor – charged with bringing a shift towards more effective application of quality pedgagogy and the unbiquitous tools for learning that exist in our digital landscape. Here as more of a lurker than a doer, looking at the structures and models that the #ETMOOC is employing. […]

FREE time for FreeSouls… a vison for the future of education NOW…

Image via Wikipedia I’ve just been re-reading Howard’s chapter in Freesouls…   And this section really resonates in relation to the use of Web 2.0 (or “participatory media” if you like) in teaching and learning… One thing it assumes is a proactive commitment from participants… Engagement… This passage suggests to me a compelling rationale for the […]

NMC Horizon Report (ANZ 2009)

NMC Releases Horizon Report: 2009 Australia-New Zealand Edition | nmc As usual the Horizon report is fairly well grounded in the state of play. The Horizon Report: 2009 Australia-New Zealand Edition (1.3 MB, 32 pp) is available now. The report is free, and has been released with a Creative Commons license to facilitate its use, […]

Online discussions for learning…

Image via Wikipedia In a recent discussion about online learning it was suggested that cross-posting, digression and double posting somehow foster confusion… My response to that suggestion : Confusion can also been seen as a natural state of humans when learning.  Let’s be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater… the ACT […]