The Learning Renaissance

International Learning Collaborations: What Can Be Achieved?

I’m generally a little sceptical of the potential of information and educational technologies to bring about decisive improvements in learning. My position has been forged over many years working with … Continue reading

March 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blended Learning: Some Considerations

How do we take advantage of educational technology in learning? This infographic gives some consideration to the parameters that need to be addressed. In many classrooms, the rather unsubtle reality … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence, Monitoring and Educational Ethics: Engagement Detection

Thank you to Ian Grove-Stephenson for bringing this disturbing article to my attention. We are all aware of the capacity of computer based technologies to make a decisive impact on … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Engaging with E-learning

Too often in education, Information Technology has been sold on its features. These may be very enticing all-singing, all dancing Technicolor elements, but at no point does it demonstrate achievable … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Steering Culture, Driving School Improvement and Developing Excellence

I’ve been working with Critical Publishing in putting together a series of books on education leadership and learning. The books focus on change management at the level of culture. and … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Direction of Travel in Educational Technology…

This article outlines the top ten trends in educational technology development. Some perennials remain in the list like Personalisation and Gamification, whilst others make the list by dint of new … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Digital Education Policies in Europe and Beyond: Key Design Principles for More Effective Policies | European Commission

An interesting report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre for Science on effective digital learning strategies. This report offers policy-makers in digital education evidence on how, at the national … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Periodic Table of STEAM Apps | ThingLink

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Digital Darwinism and Schooling

Another entry in the occasional series by Mal Lee and Roger Broadie on the future uses of ICT in Learning. Digital Darwinism, as the term connotes can lead to the … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: IT in the Classroom

July 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Compendium of Skills Needed by 21st Century Learners

This is a neat summary by Bradley Kemp of the skills base which a 21st century learner will need to deploy. The question is: Are schools preparing students to develop … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD | BBC News

Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils’ performance, according to a global study from the OECD. The think tank says frequent use of computers in … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Use of Games as a Learning Strategy in the Classroom

This article from David Wortley neatly outlines the process and advantages of using games as part of the class learning strategy…

September 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

A TPACK-based Approach for Effective Integration of Technology

Much has been written about the appropriate ways to integrate technology into learning in ways that inform choice and improve learning performance. This Venn diagram explores the relationships that have … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

21st Century Classroom | e-Learning Infographics

Source: 21st Century Educational Technology Classroom | e-Learning Infographics

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Addressing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Originally posted on User Generated Education:
A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students’ intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual…

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Educational Technology… Not the Universal Panacea

I found this article a useful counterblast to those who see the application of technology per se as the answer to raising educational standards… IWBs are expensive and need extensive … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology | The Edvocate

This article on The Edvocate website certainly accords with my experience of problems encountered in schools when bringing in new learning technologies… Education is all about purpose. Integrating technologies into … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools | e-Learning Infographics

This infographic summarises the response of US teachers to the need to develop digital literacy. It provides some insights into implementation issues in your own schools.. It has been my … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Purposeful Use of Technology in the Classroom

I think this might be over-egging the pudding in its assertions as there are limits to how well the technology can be used which reside outside the control of the … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Teacher Confidence in Learning Technologies – The Journey

Having struggled myself, and taken teachers, students and adults with learning disabilities on this journey, I found this an interesting insight. I used to tell teachers that they would know when … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mobile Devices in Schools – Some Key Questions

There is often an assumption that the more ICT kit there is in the classroom the better. However, without some clear protocols for their implementation and use, ICT kit does … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Learning Leads, Technology Enables | Educate 1to1

Some excellent ideas from the Educate 1to1 blog (run by Dom Norrish) about the applications of educational technology to learning.  This is a guest post by Aisling Brown, Education Technologist at Stephen … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Five iPad Apps for Running Surveys and Polls

ETML have compiled a list of survey and polling apps which have a wide range of applications in the classroom. You can view their full list here, together with links … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Technology in the Classroom – Some Downsides

Thanks to my colleagues at St Carries for bringing this to my attention… the sum of many teacher’s nightmares… Via the Voniz website: The Dark Side to Integrating Technology in … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Learning Technologies: The Accelerating Differences Between Schools, as seen by Mal Lee

Two people whose view of the way in which new learning technology is reshaping learning are Roger Broadie and Mal Lee, so I read this post from Mal with some … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment