Photo credit: Sookie It would be hard to find a student who doesn’t use some form of digital device in their learning. But despite the ubiquity of technology in education, how often do we create opportunities for our students to think about how they are actually using these technologies? I’m preparing a talk for … More What do students think about technology?
What is the purpose of Higher Education? I don’t pretend to have the answer – after all, it isn’t a simple question. But having read George Siemens’ recent assessment of the debate around MOOCs it strikes me that the unwillingness of Higher Education to respond to the networked environment is at the heart of its … More Higher Education, MOOCs and global fluency
I keep reading articles full of alarmist rhetoric such as ‘Higher Education is broken‘, or that ‘An Avalanche is Coming‘. Following a recent visit to the Google and Hewlett-Packard campuses in Palo Alto I’m beginning to understand why. As a member of the International Microsummits delegation, the aim of the visit was to discuss how … More Global fluency and the need for 21st Century skills