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Tech for Learning: Groups that Learn

This is the third post in a series about moving the conversation around technology in education from Administration to Learning. You might want to read the first, Learning Pathways, second Video for Learning and maybe the initial post From Ed Tech to Learning. I’m going to raise some peoples hackles on this one because I […]

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Tech for Learning: Learning Pathways

This is the first post in a series about moving the conversation around technology in education from Administration to use for Learning. My first idea for a specific learning technology is around the idea of creating learning pathways. I’ve always liked the idea of mapmaking as a way to generate understanding, whether it’s the journey […]

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Some Online Learning Truths

I haven’t written here for ages, but there have been plenty of things of late that I’ve wanted to engage with. Instead of that deep engagement in posting my (Twitter friendly) equivalent of me yelling stuff out of a car window as I pass by at the speed of life: Online courses don’t need to […]

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Ed-Tech as a Discipline

This post has spiralled slightly out of control. Initially it was just a couple of loosely connected ideas that I jotted down. Then I dug up an old half-written blog post. Then I went for a walk on yet another cold wet day and started to think more deeply about this and it turned into […]

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The Dynamics of Static Sites

For the last few websites I’ve worked on I’ve utilised this thing called a Static Site generator, and one in particular, Jekyll. I’ve wanted to post about this for a little while because it’s honestly been one of the best things I’ve done in along time. It’s forced me to deeply think about webdesign in […]

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Administrivia and APIs

It was great to spend time talking with students at the #IndieEdTech/API Conversation a couple of weeks ago. Listening to their voices is something I need to make sure is a bigger part of what I do. It was both refreshing and insightful… And slightly concerning. The concerns raised by students in various groups during […]

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Does it Scale?

“Yeah, but does it scale?” This question seems to have become the catch cry of today’s education circles. From politicians to presidents, tech pundits to tech critics, teachers to theorists1 we all seem to be concerned with scale. But what are we really talking about when we discuss scale? What does the idea of scale […]

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The Technopédagogue

Occasionally I like to trawl through the stats on my blog – seeing where people come from and how they find this sight. I’m still somewhat astounded by the global audience this blog gets, so am always keen to find out how people might have arrived here. It was on one of these occasions I […]

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Embedding Activity in Online Learning

This is the second post that shares a theme and discuss ideas that relate to agency and autonomy in education. The first was Learning On Rails. So for a long time I’ve been a proponent of an active approach to online learning. At the same time I’ve never really articulated what that means I suppose […]

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Learning on Rails

This is the first in a couple of posts that share a theme and discuss ideas that relate to agency and autonomy in education. Some have been half baked drafts sitting in a folder – others are newer – but all seem to share some commonality that has been made more concrete by the Indi […]