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Duncan Greenhill
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Pedagogy from an ecologist's perspective
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Good post by Lorena A. Barba on why video-based learning is not the best of options.
A MOOC professor takes a contrarian view and creates a MOOC without relying on videos, and makeing the claim that they are not necessary for a meaningful online learning experience.
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Thank you for this! There are all kinds of reasons why I am not impressed by the MOOC regime, the (over)reliance on video being one of them. Very useful article.
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The politics and psychology of experiencing nature
New research suggests that exposure to nature makes us more cooperative.
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NEW on Plankton and Policy: UK House of Lords: Regional cooperation key to managing North Sea

The UK House of Lords has declared the North Sea marine environment under ‘severe pressure’ from human activity and blue growth development. The North Sea urgently requires conservation measures to reduce biodiversity loss from these pressures and protect…
The UK House of Lords has declared the North Sea marine environment under ‘severe pressure’ from human activity and blue growth development. The North Sea urgently requires conservation measures to...
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The difference between social learning and social collaboration http://wp.me/p32j2n-#C4LPt

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right)  I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberately chose not to label it social learning. So what is the…
In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right)  I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberate...
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Have you seen the "The Plankton Chronicles"?
"WARNING: Scrolling down might result in relinquishing a good portion of your Monday watching videos of squishy, wonderful plankton."
WARNING: Scrolling down might result in relinquishing a good portion of your Monday watching videos of squishy, wonderful plankton.
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Wonderful stuff as always from +Jonathan Rees ... techno-fetishism is way worse than it was when I first got into online teaching a LONG time ago, and thank goodness I got in before the techno-fetishists arrived in force. Luckily for me, I get to do online MY way (no team of designers telling me how to teach, no Coursera cash register going KA-CHING in the background...), and for me it is exactly the rhythms of online that make sense, allowing me to work with all my students, giving them a chance to be at their best, finding actual TIME to learn far above and beyond the requisite 150 minutes of face-time in a classroom. I wish we had more honest discussions about time and how we spend our time as instructors. I love my job because I get to spend all my time teaching, 40 hours a week, no distractions, just all kinds of good stuff, very steady pace, always a pleasure for me. Few university faculty can say the same.
quote Your courses need to stay yours because you teach better than a machine can, but they also need to stay yours otherwise you won’t want to teach at all.
#OpenTeachingOU  
"There's a tsunami coming," President John Hennessy of Stanford University told the New Yorker in 2012. That presumably explains his efforts to keep his university at the forefront of the edtech re...
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So you've built yourself a LAMP server. Now what?
After building a LAMP server, the next step is ensuring that every component on the server is optimized and fine-tuned, leading to better performance.
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Webinar this Wednesday
With the growth in ownership of mobile technologies and the adoption by students as a means of communication, academics need to engage with this technology to enhance teaching and learning. Our mobile learning guide provides practical advice for educational organisations that are planning to implement such an initiative.As part of an update to this resource, we invited organisations from across higher education (HE), further education (FE) and sk...
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eLearning technologist, interested in oceans and the environment
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My curiosity noses into many fields: eLearning and education professionally, the oceans and environment personally (I have degrees in marine biology and environmental science). Also a big fan of the open source ethos (in computer science and in education). Linux user (Kubuntu). Web developer and sometimes python coder. Always curious, always learning.
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