Feb 13 2015

What does the future hold for learning technologies in higher education?

social media for collaboration at workRather than write another article about learning technologies covered in this previous LCP newsletter  I thought this month we would try a different approach and direct you to some useful material relating to how technology is being used within Higher Education to support learning.

Our recommended video this month provides an overview of, and a link to, a report by New Media Corporation and EDUCAUSE. Some other materials you may find interesting are:

Open University’s Innovating Pedagogy 2014 provides a wealth of information on what the authors see as the ten new educational, terms, theories and practices that have the potential to provoke major shifts in educational practice. It provides a great overview of all ten areas together with useful links to additional resources.

This piece by Susan Aldridge of Drexel University discusses three of her favourite ways students are using digital devices and applications to support their learning. These are podcasting/vodcasting, games and simulations and online discussion forums.

Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education

In the author’s own words the purpose of this post is to:

  1. Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education.
  2. Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad.
  3. Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning model.

Continuing with the theme of ‘flipped’ this short article suggests four flipable moments that can be used in classrooms sessions.

The Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCiSA) 2014 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for Higher Education in the UK reports on the findings a national survey of UK Universities. The report is divided in the following five sections with an executive summary.

Section 1: The factors encouraging the development of technology enhanced learning (TEL)

Section 2: Strategic questions

Section 3: Technology enhanced learning currently in use

Section 4: Support for technology and enhanced learning tools

Section 5: Looking to the future.

If you think we have missed some relevant articles, videos or posts please let me know at clairewalsh@lcp.org.uk and we’ll include them in next month’s HE Inform.




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