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Event overview – Online learning: Developing trends

This lunchtime seminar, presented by Myles Runham, Head of Online at the BBC Academy, demonstrated how and why the BBC utilises social media in its delivery of online learning and educational content, in addition to the benefits of doing so.

Some key points I took away from the seminar are…

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Quality, participation, and the ‘openness’ of MOOCs

An overview of some recent writing regarding the design and delivery of MOOCs, enrolment on them, and their position within the open education movement.

‘MOOCs’, or Massive Online Open Courses, have been the educational trend of the past two years. Although media reporting has now died down to some degree…

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Event overview: BETT14

Late last month I went along to the annual BETT show at London’s Excel exhibition mega-centre. The show covers learning technology for every stage of education, and a prior visit
meant that I was ready to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of people, stands and technologies on…

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Event overview: The Future of Audio Feedback (Sheffield, 14/01/14) part two

Continued from part one.

Michelle Blackburn, Claire Taylor, Sheffield Hallam University, and Jo Stroud, LSHTM
Audio Feedback for Different and Defined Learners (resource link)
This session was informed by the HEA research project highlighted in the post’s introduction. The project seeked to evaluate how audio feedback is received by…

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Event overview: The Future of Audio Feedback (Sheffield, 14/01/14) part one

One project I was working on prior to arriving at LSHTM was a Higher Education Academy funded study concerning the provision of audio feedback files for summative assignments. After conducting a literature review we found that the effect of this mode of feedback on diverse students was an understudied area…

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