Category Archives: learning

#OER17 Here I come

Just under 2 weeks to #OER17 in London and I’m revisiting my abstract,  preparing my presentation and reviewing the conference programme. I’ve also been invited to participate in a Plenary Panel with @catherinecronin and @Czernie,  this is a really exciting opportunity as I feel … Continue reading

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#SRHE Critical Perspectives on ‘Openness’ in Higher Education

Last week I was in London for the event Critical Perspectives on ‘Openness’ in Higher Education as part of the SRHE’s digital university series. Catherine Cronin, Rob Farrow and I were the main speakers, sharing our research findings on various topics … Continue reading

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Twitter for professional learning: disseminating the findings

Last week I presented my EdD research at the Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium 2016 at Dublin City University. This was the first time I put voice to my research since the Viva. Those at the symposium were mainly … Continue reading

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Reflection on ‘belonging’ in online networked spaces

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We want more, We want more!

We want more, we want more! That was the overarching theme from results of  evaluations from recent participants on the Assessment and Feedback module I’ve been teaching on. I have been teaching on short modules* that offer opportunities to staff … Continue reading

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Can we really consider Twitter a learning tool?

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For the past 18 months I’ve been engrossed in the research topic of how Twitter is used by professionals for learning. Finally I’m nearly there, tomorrow I will present at a doctoral conference at UCL Institute of Education in London. Creation … Continue reading

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I want to talk about learning. But not the lifeless, sterile, futile, quickly forgotten stuff..

Yesterday I came across the following quote via Infed.org. I need to read more Carl Rogers work after my doctorate – I feel completely high when I read these views of learning – The freedom that learning can be, the … Continue reading

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Thinking about terminology: knowledge and dimensions of learning

For my thesis I am exploring professional learning and how twitter as a tool supports learning. For months I have been interrogating learning theory, paradigms research and trying to put my own voice on what I think learning is, and … Continue reading

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Help me – I’m trying to promote ePortfolios to other academics – how can I influence them!

In a previous higher education institution I supported students in creating ePortfolios as part of a 2 year academic programme. The ePortfolios portrayed each students’ story of the learning journey on the programme, it demonstrated the work put into each … Continue reading

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Get more sleep, Detach from your devices! Meditate.

I love being in London and I have been meaning to go along to Alain de Botton’stheschooloflife.com  events for a while. So when Arianna Huffington was speaking about the reasons for publishing her new book Thrive, I jumped at the … Continue reading

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