Tag Archives: learning

CPD needs analysis

In my work place we are lucky that there is a wealth of training offers we can access, both on and off the job, as well as some funding for external events and courses. But how do you decide what … Continue reading

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Student collaboration

Here is an example of an assessed presentation I worked on with a partner for my fourth MA module, the final one before handing in my Critical Study: How to support the adoption of technology: An exploration of behaviours and … Continue reading

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Keeping a learning log

Anyone who has ever thought about what they do knows what I mean by reflection. It is a different thing to be asked to keep a reflective learning log though, and (nearly?) anyone who has submitted or is working on … Continue reading

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What I have learned so far this week

This week I have discovered CamStudio, free software that allows you to record screen-casts and audio. I needed this to record a presentation for a last-minute event where the technical facilities were a bit unreliable and would possibly not allow … Continue reading

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“Go away and inspire people” – My notes from #LearnPod13

Another year and another big unconference for post-16 learning. Today I attended LearnPod13 organised by Jisc RSC YH and Doncaster College. Session 1: Informal social media use in education, led by @_Daniel_Scott social media used as communication tools, e.g. Facebook page, library … Continue reading

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How I learn

I have done some tests over the past week and they have confirmed that I learn kinesthetically, and also visually. I think my preferred learning style out of these depends on what I am learning. For example,  I find it … Continue reading

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Learning languages

During the past couple of weeks I have been researching recent developments in language learning and teaching, including how to promote independent language learning. It is so rewarding and important to learn a second (or third) language. We all know … Continue reading

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Yesterday I attended LearnPod12, “the UK’s largest unconference for post-16 learning“. It was a great day, organised by Kevin Campbell-Wright and Rob Wilmot, and hosted by Doncaster College. I met new people, renewed old connections and brought twitter connections into … Continue reading

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How to Use Social Media – For your learners, for your institution, for you. #SocMedYH

I attended the above online training session this lunchtime. The facilitators, Scott Hibberson, Kevin Campbell-Wright, Kathy Boyer and Deborah Judah (contact details here), were friendly and helpful as usual and even though the group was made up of learners at … Continue reading

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