PJ Evans

weeknotes [25082014]

Over the last couple of weeks, my time has been spent on: supervising Masters students on the dissertations with most submitting last week working with three part-time students as they start their dissertations developing a couple of ideas on a new course involving what is, I think, an innovative structure. More to follow on both of these piloting discourse analysis for my PhD studies […]

Learning techniques – for education and life

An interesting and useful read from Harold Jarche on learning techniques framed in terms of PKM and sense-making. As with many areas of knowledge and learning, the post (and the research article cited – and summarised here) highlight the tendency towards shallow learning techniques and the avoidance of the more valuable, but harder, techniques of […]

Personal learning environments

I’m currently writing up some ideas on open online professional learning that includes considering  personal learning networks. I came across this interesting post from Martin Weller on the apparent decline in interest or discussion of personal learning networks. The reasons suggested include the mainstreaming of the practices associated with PLEs, a consolidation of the tools used […]

MOOCs automation, artificial intelligence and educational agents

Geoge Veletsianos is speaking at a seminar hosted by DiCE research group at University of Edinburgh. The hastag for the event is #edindice and the subject is MOOCs, automation and artificial intelligence. [These notes were taken live and I’ve retained the typos, poor syntax and grammer etc… some may call that ‘authentic’!]   George began […]

UFHRD 2014: 4 June, parallel session on Theory & Foundations of HRD

We’re in to the next parallel sessions and again I’ll be taking short notes on these. Discourses in HRD: Complexity, Continuity and Contradictions, Jean Kellie, Brian Milsom (University of Hull). The research was framed by the integrationist agenda of HRD with HRM and a functionalist approach around effectiveness and unitarist approach the deproblematises the ‘fit’ between […]

Open innovators

There’s an interesting series of blogs from Nesta and 100%Open on a joint project on supporting open innovation in charities which can be found here. The main common points emerging for charities to further develop, although these could be applicable for any organisation, are: Breaking down internal siloes Focusing innovation investment on core business concerns such as increasing […]

Opening Scotland – funding, if

See on Scoop.it – Network learning 1. I get ‘open’, I really do…but why should I share anything when the enemy down the road gives fuck all? 2. I would, but that would mean asking other members of staff for their packs,… and the…   Peter Evans‘s insight: An interesting post on the challenges of […]

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

See on Scoop.it – Network learning Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.   Peter Evans‘s insight: I’d suggest a lot of the more innovative university programmes are already doing much […]

Professional learning, informal learning and ‘wicked’ problems [2]

Following up on my previous post on learning and wicked problems here, the following diagram summarises a learning process in non-routines knowledge work. Again, this comes from Peter Sloep’s Chapter on Networked Professional Learning in Littlejohn, A. and Margaryan, A. (2014) Technology Enhanced Professional Learning: Processes, Practices and Tools. London: Routledge. What I like about the […]

LinkPool [20140318]

Open Education Trends Report provides a useful set of insights on current trends in MOOCs in particular and open education in general. This is clearly a rapidly emergent area and so the report provides a useful summary of ‘where things are at’ put prediction is necessarily less clear. This is a useful report with lots to […]

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