Profile

Cover photo
Duncan Greenhill
Works at University of Leicester
Lives in Birmingham, UK
714 followers|91,555 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
Big data in education http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jan/19/big-brother-universities-data-higher-education-students and a US air force perspective on why more data may not be helpful 
In the early 1950s, a young lieutenant realized the fatal flaw in the cockpit design of U.S. air force jets. Todd Rose explains in an excerpt from his book, The End of Average.
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
Graham Gibbs and the TEF: "The government must choose between obliging universities to give students what they say they want, even if it is counter-educational, and encouraging forms of provision which are known to be educationally effective, whether students want them or not,”
Poll of undergraduates ranks ministers’ proposed TEF metric lowest among potential indicators
1
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
I have a confession... I don't know what I'm doing. I didn't mean to become a marine science communicator but here I am.

The +Google+ platform and all of you Google Plussers who have followed, liked, shared, commented, and directly contacted me are a huge part of my marine science communication success. I thank you all and hope that our journey continues together for a long time to come.

I wrote a blog post for the Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CANoE) outlining my journey into marine science communication and how you (yes, even you reading this with a raised eyebrow if that is what you want to do) can do it too.

Comments as always welcomed.

#sciencecommunication #oceanliteracy


By Sam Andrews. Sam is a marine conservation biologist and ecologist currently based in Newfoundland. When she is not engaged in marine science communication, she can be found studying fisheries management at The Marine Institute, and preparing for her upcoming PhD at Memorial University of ...
8 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
What the hell is going on?
The problem is that it doesn't look like working. The problem is that it perturbs peoples' ideas of what learning looks like. The problem is that it isn't linear. The problem is that it demands learning new skills. The problem is that it is not controllable...
The problem is that it doesn't look like working. The problem is that it perturbs peoples' ideas of what learning looks like. The problem is that it isn't linear. The problem is that it demands learning new skills. The proble...
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Google's privacy settings centralized in new About Me page. You can use it now: AboutMe.Google.com
Google has dropped a new web page allowing users to update publicly displayed information across the firm’s platforms.
4 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
“Ecology and distribution of European Sea Bass in inshore and coastal waters in South West England” This one isn’t plankton-related, but my colleagues @Dr_Emma_Sheehan and @MJAttrill are looking for a PhD student to carry out a funded project examining…
“Ecology and distribution of European Sea Bass in inshore and coastal waters in South West England” This one isn't plankton-related, but my colleagues @Dr_Emma_Sheehan and @MJAttrill are looking fo...
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
More half-thought out 'reforms' paving the way for more private sector enclosures.
"The metrics mooted for the Tef are, at best, crude proxies for the quality of teaching provision, and at worst, measures of something different altogether."
The government’s university reforms are finally set to see the light of day. But what are they trying to fix, exactly?
2
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
714 people
Bennett Williams's profile photo
Aisha Baloch's profile photo
Vincent Feuray's profile photo
Michael Haglöf's profile photo
Hannah Warren's profile photo
Sookie Shuen's profile photo
Laura Pasquini's profile photo
Davidia Marsh's profile photo
Vivien Rolfe's profile photo

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
From my other blog.
 
Latest blog post looking at sea bass fisheries in the north-east Atlantic.
There are many things that can cause problems for a species. Sometimes it’s some aspect of the biology that makes them vulnerable. Sometimes it’s human pressures. And sometimes it all c…
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
#mindset   #growthmindset  update. Another valiant effort to clear up some misconceptions.
+Laura Gibbs +Justin Schwamm 
Carol Dweck's work has made growth mindset a hotly discussed topic in education. It has also spawned misunderstandings about growth mindset and what it means in education.
5 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Duncan Greenhill

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
In line with the No Limits? campaign, the Shark Trust has joined forces with Shark Advocates International and Project AWARE for ICCAT (responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species (including sharks) in the Atlantic), in a bid to encourage the adoption of science-based catch limits for Blue Sharks and Shortfin Mako. We are also calling for an extension of the prohibition on the retention of Porbeagles and a total ban on removing shark fins at sea, adopting best practice as required by EU vessels. Find out more at www.sharktrust.org/iccat
View original post
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
714 people
Bennett Williams's profile photo
Aisha Baloch's profile photo
Vincent Feuray's profile photo
Michael Haglöf's profile photo
Hannah Warren's profile photo
Sookie Shuen's profile photo
Laura Pasquini's profile photo
Davidia Marsh's profile photo
Vivien Rolfe's profile photo
Collections Duncan is following
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Birmingham, UK
Story
Tagline
eLearning technologist, interested in oceans and the environment
Introduction
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.
Work
Occupation
eLearning Technologist
Employment
  • University of Leicester
    Web Resources Development Officer, present
Basic Information
Gender
Male