Profile

Cover photo
Natalie Lafferty
516 followers|18,960 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Natalie Lafferty

New media and young people's lives  - 
 
One of a number of books I'm dipping in and out of at the moment is danah boyd's 'It's complicated - the social lives of networked teens' which offers an interesting insight into how teens use social media.  I bought the book before I realised that she'd made the book available open access - you can download as a free PDF via this link on the Open Culture website.
danah boyd (she doesn't capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It's Complicated:
1
David Stewart's profile photo
 
Thanks Natalie - always a fan of free! Actually, what a fantastic site for all sorts of mind expanding literature and podcasts
Add a comment...

Natalie Lafferty

Student approach to new technology and to to learning  - 
 
A bit of shameless self-publicity for my blog and a post I've just written about the flipped classroom.  There's a paper in the latest edition of Medical Education which highlighted that students at Virginia Medical School aren't engaging with flipped learning and their lack of attention and poor attendance isn't any better than in traditional lectures.  Liz Mossop's commentary in the same edition highlights the curse of the teenage learner and their lack of learning skills.  Interestingly the students seemed to prefer TBL.
1
Natalie Lafferty's profile photoDavid Stewart's profile photoPenny Lockwood's profile photo
6 comments
 
You might like Gulia Forsythe's blog - she's a doodler and takes visual notes http://gforsythe.ca/visual-notes/
Add a comment...
 
Here's my interview with Damian Roland about NHS Change Day.
2
1
Ellie Hothersall's profile photo
Add a comment...

Natalie Lafferty

Shared publicly  - 
 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Natalie Lafferty. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Testing out
Thu, January 30, 9:02 AM
Hangouts On Air

1
1
Annalisa Manca's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Hi All
Hoping to be able to dip into this MOOC if things at work aren't too busy over the next few weeks.  I'm involved in medical education and I'm a fan of the Free Open Access Medical Education movement (#FOAMed).  I'm keen to explore rhizomatic learning in the context of medical education and #FOAMed in particular.
2
Add a comment...
In their circles
312 people
Have them in circles
516 people
Nancy White's profile photo
Jennifer Stewart's profile photo
Alison Strath's profile photo

Natalie Lafferty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wouldn't it be great if Universities grasped this in relation to their use of learning platforms.  We need to make the move from monlithic LMSs/VLEs to learning ecosystems.

"The platforms of the past were monolithic in design, focused as they were on driving unit cost reduction by helping standardise processes: they didn’t have to worry about the cost of change. Today’s platforms have to be based on ecosystem models, small pieces loosely joined, ensuring that change can be compartmentalised and controlled at affordable time and cost levels. They start having semi-permeable membranes around them: APIs to extract information from the feed, “publishers” to drop information into the feed."
1
Ching Chung's profile photoNatalie Lafferty's profile photo
2 comments
 
Absolutely!
Add a comment...
 
Would be interested to hear whether others have experienced students checking out of the flipped classroom.
4
1
Annalisa Manca's profile photo
Add a comment...

Natalie Lafferty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Looking at the demographics of MOOC participants are they just really massive online evening classes?
2
1
Mariana Funes's profile photo
Add a comment...

Natalie Lafferty

Shared publicly  - 
 
An overview of NHS Change Day and what's it all about and getting involved.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Natalie Lafferty. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
NHS Change Day Chat with Damian Roland
Thu, January 30, 2:00 PM
Hangouts On Air

1
1
Ellie Hothersall's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
In their circles
312 people
Have them in circles
516 people
Nancy White's profile photo
Jennifer Stewart's profile photo
Alison Strath's profile photo
Story
Tagline
eLearning in Medical Education
Introduction
Based at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee, interested in the role of technology in teaching and learning and medical education.