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The emerging realities of digital education – Exploring new dimensions

September 6th, 2017 / 850 Views / 0 comment(s)

Stephen Fisher With the popularisation of mobile phones and on the go media, why is it that classroom based education is somewhat reluctant to change? We can access help, support and tutorials at any time of the day and night yet education, as with many jobs, is rigid in its reliance on timetabling. The purpose […]

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Textwall and TitanPad: technological tools with pedagogic value part 2

August 10th, 2017 / 1771 Views / 0 comment(s)

In March 2017, I delivered a seminar to a group of thirteen first year Fine Art students at Lincoln whose specific intended learning outcomes related to students being able to understand and describe key concepts relating to humour within the field of contemporary art practice; discuss effective communication skills using e-technology; and develop effective argumentative skills. I trialled using TitanPad for the first time in my teaching, as a development of my existing usage of Textwall (which I previously effectively used with the same group of students in a previous seminar).

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Skype: technological tools with pedagogic value part 1

July 18th, 2017 / 2460 Views / 0 comment(s)

My teaching philosophy emphasises experiential learning: 1) the usage of collaborative learning processes and co-learning and 2) reproducing real life in the classroom by incorporating realia (objects from real life used to improve students’ understanding of real life situations). Teaching activities are not displaced from the students’ own life experiences; there is often heavy student engagement in digital technologies.

Blackboard upgrade complete

July 14th, 2017 / 1633 Views / 0 comment(s)

  The new version of Blackboard is now available. Blackboard is now available to all staff and students at https://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk/ The new version brings a number of improvements, including: An updated design, with enhanced support for mobile devices. A new version of Bb Collaborate (a skype-like tool for online teaching) called Bb Collaborate Ultra.  A new version of […]

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