Wednesday, 21 December 2011

How a flipped classroom actually works

The concept of 'flipping the classroom' is gaining popularity as a way for educators to deliver effective to learning to large groups of mixed ability. This article provides a good example of the flipped classroom model in action:

http://edudemic.com/2011/12/real-flipped-classroom/

This infographic from Knewton also provides a useful summary of the concept:

Flipped Classroom
Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A New Culture of Learning

An excellent presentation by Judy O-Connell that explores the changing nature of the Web and the ways in which these changes will impact on teaching and learning:
New culture of learning
View more presentations from Judy O'Connell


Many thanks to Jane Hart for bring attention to this presentation.

Assorted tips from Seth Godin

I love this post! Lots of random advice.

Which reminds me, I definitely need to back up my hard drive...

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

>> Measuring success

>> Measuring success

A useful post illustrating that measuring the quantity of 'activity' in an online community is not the same as measuring the amount of 'learning' that is taking place. What is more important is the need to define performance objectives for individuals and then measure how well they achieve these objectives.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

How to Engage People on Yammer – 10 Great Reads

How to Engage People on Yammer – 10 Great Reads

Useful tips and case studies on how to set up engaging social media activities and events. Thank you to Stefan Lindegaard for sharing these!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Support coaching and mentoring with Social Media

Support coaching and mentoring

An interesting blog post that suggests how mentoring can be achieved using social media tools. The article also suggests that offering 'reverse mentoring' - getting younger colleagues to mentor older ones - can also be a useful way to help the latter better understand new forms of online communication.