The value of narrative in online learning

We were always moving  towards providing more formal learning experiences via online media, but the lockdowns of 2020 gave online learning an almighty push. While blended learning opportunities, where students has the option of attending on-campus lectures as well as accessing learning resources online have existed for some time, the concept of entire courses being […]

Supporting students through the Research Process

Returning to a K-12 school environment after several years’ teaching at a Masters’ level at University has given me interesting insights into the way younger students engage with the research process. At different stages through their Primary/Elementary years, students are given fantastic opportunities to develop a variety of research skills – they are explicitly taught […]

Covid 19 has changed everything…

The speed at which the Covid 19 Pandemic has transformed our everyday lives is perhaps one of the most overwhelming outcomes of this global event. In a matter of months, economies have been devastated, health systems challenged beyond measure, our lifestyles have become unrecognisably different and technology has become a focal point. We rely upon […]

reboot your privacy PAW 2020

Privacy – Even more important in 2020

**Disclaimer** The majority of this text was written in 2016 in this blog post. I have added  updated information, but what I shared then was even more important today, and so I have reposted it here for Privacy Awareness Week – take time to Reboot Your Privacy!. When I was nine I had a diary […]

Open pedagogies: Transforming and empowering learning

The open movement has been defined as: An informal, worldwide phenomenon characterised by the tendency of individuals and groups to work, collaborate and publish in ways that favour accessibility, sharing, transparency and interoperability. (Couros & Hildebrandt, 2016, p.145) A feature of the open movement which is gaining increasing exposure, is the concept of open educational […]