The power of a single click

As I blogged last week, I am currently participating in a fascinating MOOC exploring engagement in a time of polarisation. It is addressing many aspects of digital communication and engagement, and this week, it focuses  specifically on understanding polarisation, and the influence of digital technologies and social media on how we perceive society. I have […]

Supercharge your PLN: Part Three

There is a lot of discussion these days about creativity. How it is one of the most important qualities needed in a rapidly changing world. How we need to revolutionise education so instead of crushing creativity, it is nurtured. There are debates as to whether creativity can be taught and if so, how?. Sir Ken […]

How do you connect?

Following up on my previous post explaining the theoretical underpinnings of personal (professional) learning networks, I have put together a two part vlogcast and created an infographic to capture some of the information I have gathered through my doctoral research exploring how teachers experience professional learning through personal learning networks. My findings have revealed the […]

PLNs: Theory and Practice

As many of you will know, my PhD research is exploring the concept of PLNs and networked and connected learning, by investigating how teachers experience professional learning through their own PLNs. This post is based upon my research, and was created in part because I was asked by the lovely Dr Mandy Lupton to prepare a […]

Why education is challenged by Artificial Intelligence

Feature image “Electric Neuron” flickr photo by philosophy_rebel  shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license It’s not what you think. We will not be sending our children to schools staffed completely by robots anytime soon. While AI’s processing capacity may mean that they provide access to unthinkable amounts of data within mere milliseconds, teaching is so […]

Choosing a Curation Tool

After my previous post regarding the place of curation in a busy person’s life, I have been asked by several people about which curation platform to choose. Obviously there are plenty of tools out there, and each has its benefits and disadvantages. The choice is dependent upon personal preference (some tools you will like, others […]