Connected Learning in the Classroom

Connected Learning is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success […]

Out with the old: Using a Twitterchat as a formal learning strategy

This semester I am teaching LCN600 Connected Learning, as part of the Master of Education course at Queensland University of Technology. This course explores online connected and networked learning. Students are first challenged to map and analyse a connected learning environment through the lens of the Connected Learning Framework by Ito et.al, (2013). They are […]

Open Education in 2018 – Shifting Sands

This post provides a brief summary of my reflections and insights after an asynchronous discussion with the ONL181 cohort about the concepts of open education and sharing openly online. As some of you may know, I have been involved with ONL for several years, and have blogged about my experiences as participant, co-facilitator and now […]

Reflections on Openness

I have written a number of times about my learning experiences through Open Networked Learning.  ONL is an online course that is run by a consortia of universities mostly based in Sweden and South Africa, which freely offers (mostly) academics the opportunity to learn about openly networked pedagogy, and how it might be effectively embedded into […]

Designing learning in an open world

In one week I will be once again taking on the role of co-faciliator in the online open course Open Networked Learning. I’ve written before about my experiences with this course, and you can read my reflections on my first experience of the course, as a student, and my most recent experience as a first-time […]

Being open

Open education is one of those things that I can’t help but love. The idea that information, resources or research should be locked down and accessible only to a privileged few is fundamentally opposed to my personal opinion that education is a basic human right that should be available to everyone. I have learnt A […]