Death of learning in universities: Part II. Explanation, origins, rampaging researchers and catastrophic consultants

This is a follow-up to a post from yesterday that appears to have struck a chord. This post offers some additional explanation about the purpose and origins of the post and adds two more archetypes. Explanation As explained in this comment on the original post, the intent wasn’t to suggest that there is no place

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The death of learning in higher education: quality nazis, "strategic" leadership, blinkered project managers and idiot academics

Based on my experience in Australian universities I would like to suggest four archetypes that are destroying the quality of learning in higher education. They are, in order of arrival at universities: Idiot academics. “Strategic” leadership. Blinkered project managers. Quality nazis. This is not to suggest that all academics, leaders or project managers fit into

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A new term dawns

So assessment for term 1 of the Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching is complete, term 2 beckons. The following is some reflection on initial exploration of the courses, expectations and assessment. Missing resources As students we’re told that course profiles (equivalent of course syllabus) will be available today. Two weeks before the start of

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Learner profile – ICTs for E-Learning A3 – Part 1

Introduction The following learner profile aims to provide a generic profile of Year 11 Queensland students enrolling in a senior course in Information and Processing Technology (IPT). While informed by observations of students gained during Embedded Professional Learning (EPL) it does not draw specifically on profiling activities of those students. Instead the profile draws on

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