Making non-conventional CPD count – are we ignoring how much we learn informally?

It’s been an unusually busy July and August this year. I’ve been delivering lots of teacher CPD, leadership and management and IT courses across the sector as well as continuing work on new the ‘Blended Learning Essentials’ MOOC, ‘Digital Skills’ and finalising my report for the ETF’s Research Fellowship programme. All great stuff, but it… Continue reading Making non-conventional CPD count – are we ignoring how much we learn informally?

Blended Learning news from the Westminster Briefing

Up in Manchester today for the Westminster Briefing on the use of learning technology in Further Education. A great panel chaired by my good friend Rachel Challen from Loughborough College, discussing how we encourage lecturers and trainers (and the organisations they work) in to embed technology and develop the digital literacy skills of both themselves and their… Continue reading Blended Learning news from the Westminster Briefing

MOOCs: thoughts from the front line of Blended Learning Essentials

Two weeks into mentoring as a digital champion on the FutureLearn ‘Blended Learning Essentials’ #FLble1 course and it’s been a fascinating fortnight working with over 10,000 teachers and trainers from across the world. So what has struck me about themes from the 2 weeks? Firstly, I think what a self-effacing and self-critical bunch educators are… Continue reading MOOCs: thoughts from the front line of Blended Learning Essentials

Blended Learning Essentials FutureLearn MOOC: 2 weeks to go – archive post from 20/10/2015

The 2nd November sees the launch of Blended Learning Essentials a free online course for people working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, lifelong learning or adult education. The course is designed to promote the many benefits of blended learning and explore how to make effective use of technology to support learners. Using the… Continue reading Blended Learning Essentials FutureLearn MOOC: 2 weeks to go – archive post from 20/10/2015