Thursday, 10 January 2013

The changing role of the teaching in a personalised learning environment

Just came across this post which explores how the role of the tutor could change in response to an increasingly personalised system of online education:

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/6-possible-roles-for-teachers-in-a-personalized-learning-environment/

Given all the recent debates about MOOCs and their impact on HE it's interesting to consider if and how the age-old practice of teaching might change. Perhaps we will just return to a more Socratic method of personalised instruction?


iPads and mobile learning - ideas for use in the classroom

Use of iPads in educational contexts is increasing exponentially. But hoe are students and tutors making use of this mobile technology: Here are some posts that provide ideas for using iPads and tablets in your teaching:

12 principles of mobile learning  Useful key guiding principles to guide the use of mobile devices in learning 
 
23 ways to use the ipad in the 21st century problem-based learning classroom

25 ways to use the iPad in the classroom

12 characteristics of an iPad-ready classroom

iPads in Art and Design