Compliance cultures and transforming the quality of e-learning

In putting the finishing touches on this ASCILITE paper I discovered that Tuesday will be the 2 year anniversary of when I first put together much of the following on attempts by universities to improve/transform the quality of e-learning through checklists and other “quality assurance” methods. Given that I still see this tendency from central

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Chasing dreams and recognising realities: teachers' responses to ICT

Doing a bit of reading of the literature. As preparation for the redevelopment of a 3rd year course helping pre-service teachers figure out how ICTs can be integrated into/transform their learning and teaching. This is a summary of Underwood and Dillon (2011). The abstract is The teaching profession’s response to the inexorable march of new

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The illusion we understand the past fosters overconfidence in our ability to predict the future

As mentioned in the last post I’m currently reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. The title of this post comes from this quote from that book The illusion that we understand the past fosters overconfidence in our ability to predict the future Earlier in the same paragraph Kahneman writes As Nassim Taleb pointed

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The core problem with learning analytics?

Had some time this morning to read Analytics in Higher Education: Benefits, Barriers, Progress and Recommendations from the EDUCAUSE Centre for Applied Research. It’s a report on the results of a survey and seven focus groups (involving IT and Institutional Research – IR – people from universities) attempt to “address the topics of defining analytics,

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