Author: Pete Evans

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Cues for Creativity

I’m currently dipping in to the Creativity Toolkit MOOC from the University if Illinois. Two aspects of the course so far have been useful. One is the distinction between stories and perspectives. The professors...

Dealing with the email horror at the end of a holiday 0

Dealing with the email horror at the end of a holiday

Before going on holiday, I’ve conducted a few sessions coaching people on self-management/ productivity and so I thought I’d write a few posts on some key aspects of how I deal with some of...

Creating Living Knowledge: the Connected Communities programme and what it tells us about university-community partnership 0

Creating Living Knowledge: the Connected Communities programme and what it tells us about university-community partnership

These are my notes from a Digital Education Seminar at the University of Edinburgh by Professor Keri Facer on the Connected Communities research programme. As ever with these posts, my record is partial and bias and possibly...

PhD Abstract: Twitter chat events & the making of a professional domain 2

PhD Abstract: Twitter chat events & the making of a professional domain

Here is the latest draft of a one page abstract of my PhD: Distributed online discussion events in social media are increasingly used as sites for open, informal professional development, knowledge sharing and community...

Initial sketch for structure of Digital Badges 0

Digital Badges

I’m currently working on an open content course – the learner proposes the learning activities, the evidence they will gather and how they will demonstrate that they have met the agreed learning outcomes. It is...

Line manager role identity as facilitators of learning 0

Line manager role identity as facilitators of learning

Paul Campbell from Scottish Water and I have a new article published:  Paul Campbell , Peter Evans , (2016) “Reciprocal benefits, legacy and risk: Applying Ellinger and Bostrom’s model of line manager role identity...

The Twitter Experience 0

The Twitter Experience

For all the structuring effects of the Twitter functional features, the Twitter experience is generally perceived as a private one as only the individual user can see their Twitter feed, as they have structured...

Getting stuff [and writing] done 0

Getting stuff [and writing] done

I’ve recently started using Chris Winfield‘s technique of chunking tasks to 40 pomodoros per week which he describes here. I’m essentially using this technique for “maker” time – as described in this post from...

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Distributed curriculum

This Tweet caught my eye today by triggering a train of thoughts on what a ‘distributed curriculum’ might involve. This idea appears to position the curriculum as an outcome of interacting within networks of...