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Speaking at #EduTech17 #EduTechScot @futurescot_news

I will be presenting at EduTech 2017 this coming May, discussing the role of digital technologies in learning, with a specific focus on the Digital Schools Awards, accredited by Education Scotland and supported by HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and

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Government and industry recognise and celebrate #DigitalSchools

Today (22nd February), 21 primary schools in Scotland have gained national ‘Digital School’ status for excellence in digital technology in teaching and learning. I had the pleasure of attending this event as a Programme Validator for the Digital Schools Awards.

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Speaking at #BETT2017 (and first impressions!)

Well! What can I say? BETT 2017 has turned out to be a wonderful experience, but then I expected nothing less. Rarely do I have the opportunity to see such an amazing assortment of technological wonders and rarely do I

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Connect with me at #BETT2017 (Digital Schools Awards) @HP Stand (D200)

SPEAKING AT BETT, LONDON 25 AND 26 JANUARY 2017 (11AM) STAND D200 On 25th and 26th January, I will be speaking at BETT in London, about the Digital Schools Awards. BETT is the world’s leading education technology event celebrated in

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National Digital Learning Week #NDLW17 #DigitalDifference

Education Scotland has announced that National Digital Learning Week 2017 (#NDLW 17) will take place from 15-19 May 2017. This year the theme of the week will be ‘Digital Difference’ and throughout the week they’ll be asking us to share and celebrate

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Impact of Digital Technology on Learning and Teaching #digilearnscot

This literature review was commissioned by the Scottish Government to explore how the use of digital technology for learning and teaching can support teachers, parents, children and young people in improving outcomes and achieving these ambitions. This study is designed

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Analysis of Digital Media: Supporting University-Wide Online Learning

This report aims to provide an overview of a project which explores teaching and learning within a blended mode of study. Specifically, it looks to analyse the production of digital media and online social networking with a view to enhancing

Posted in Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Learning & Teaching, Technology Enhanced Learning

Some random thoughts on #edtech beyond 2020 – and why we need to think beyond ‘just’ tablets

Technological change continues unabated, and with it societal and behavioural change. These factors directly impact how people and systems interact, how spaces are used, and how learning, research and support are delivered. Today, I attended a presentation from Richard Marshall of Gartner

Posted in Education Studies, Reflecting, Technology Enhanced Learning

Association for Learning Technology: 2015 Conference Proposals #altc

Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment. ALT is the UK’s leading membership organisation in the learning technology field. Our purpose is to ensure that

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The Learning Revolution – a collection of learning events

The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. Sourced from http://learningrevolution.com/ Friday, February 27th

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Social Media 2013 Executive Organising Committee

I have recently been invited to join the Executive Organising Committee for the conference in Hong Kong (2013), USA (2014) and Sweden (2015). “This is a watershed moment in the history of higher education. In the coming years, the way we

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology

I sourced this infographic from: http://pinterest.com/pin/170362798377168032/

Posted in Guest Articles, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Technology Enhanced Learning

International Society for Technology in #Education Conference #edtech

Each year hundreds of educators interested in social media, technology, teaching, and learning gather to build and participate in “unplugged”-style activities as a part of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference. Saturday, June 22rd – HACK EDUCATION: 8:00am – 4:00pm in the

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Behaviour in Scottish Schools & Education Technology and Society

Behaviour in Scottish Schools 2012 research was commissioned by the Scottish Government and carried out by Ipsos MORI, the third in a series of reports into behaviour in Scottish schools since 2006. The aim was to provide a clear and robust

Posted in Education Studies, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Society, Technology Enhanced Learning

How The World Uses Social Media

Most infographics touch on the rough edges of data. They dabble in studies and research. Not this one. It dives in and relishes the massive amount of information on how the world uses social networks. If the below by Social

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The Technology Integration Matrix

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) provides a framework for defining and evaluating technology integration and can be applied to most primary and secondary schools. The matrix: Sets a clear vision for effective teaching with technology Gives teachers and administrators a

Posted in Technology Enhanced Learning

Online Students Bill of Rights via @OnColleges #Education #Learning #Teaching

Another fab infographic from http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2013/03/06/online-students-bill-of-rights/

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The World of Massive Open Online Courses

Thanks to Muhammad Saleem for providing this great inforgraphic. Original context: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/07/11/the-world-of-massive-open-online-courses/

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The Dark Side of MOOCS

Thanks to Muhammad Saleem for providing me with this great infographic. Original context: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2013/02/18/the-dark-side-of-moocs/

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Digital Participation – A National Inquiry by The Royal Society of Edinburgh

I recently attended the Royal Society launch of an inquiry into digital participation across Scotland. The inquiry is independent and is focussed on “Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation”. The inquiry is being chaired by Professor Michael Fourman and Professor

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