teaching observation

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m.ox.ac.uk

 I attended a launch at Apple headquarters yesterday. It was the launch of CampusM (TM).  The presentation was very interesting, there was the ever-popular promotion of ItunesU with some mention of Oxford. All good stuff. Chris Sexton from Sheffield University talked … Continue reading

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Tipping point

Podcasting at Oxford has reached a tipping point moment. The phrase ‘tipping point’ it is from the Malcolm Gladwell book and it describes the magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviours cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. … Continue reading

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‘edgeless

I was looking at John Traxler’s book- ‘ Mobile learning a handbook for educators and trainers.’ As a senior manager, obviously looking at the chapter on ‘ institutional issues’. In that section John suggests that a commitment to mobile learning … Continue reading

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Even august

This summer I have presented at a couple of very interesting events using the above title for my presentation. This is taken from a line in the Edgeless University report. ‘Even august institutions such as the University of Oxford now … Continue reading

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Reports of the death of the VLE are greatly exaggerated

Investing in VLE development is investment in learning and teaching. To serve a community of teachers we should provide enabling technology to assist them in their work. Developing tools specific to learning and teaching in an institutional context  means we can offer … Continue reading

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something rich and strange

A very nice lunch today with my colleague Dave White, previously mentioned in this blog. We discussed vistors and residents  and eventedness and business rich and strange. Oxford is perhaps less rich in coffers since the Iceland crash, but nonetheless … Continue reading

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e-learning debate

Last week I attended the 2009 Epic e-learning debate at the Oxford Union. While the venue was Oxford, the event was a commercial event. The motion : ‘This house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the skills of tomorrow’ … Continue reading

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