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Teaching with Social Media

Teaching with Social Media

I think I took my PhD at Leicester at almost exactly the right time – if you ignore the catastrophic downturn in education funding. The reason is I’ve had the opportunity to work with a few people who have been inspiringly innovative in their teaching....
Teaching Apples and Oranges

Teaching Apples and Oranges

There’s an interesting story on the BBC News website: Teaching ‘better at school than university’ – survey When asked to compare teaching at school and university, less than one-in-five privately educated pupils favoured their university...
The value of models in history

The value of models in history

Play the Past, a group blog about the use of video games in history teaching is producing some excellent posts. It’s particularly useful to me given my attitude to teaching with video games. It’d be nice to say I’m sceptical, but that implies...

Teaching, Web2.0 and Teaching Web2.0

Yesterday I was at an event organised with the HEA centre for Biosciences, Enhancing learning through Web2.0. I thought it was a very good day. I didn’t get exactly what I wanted out of the day. What I was hoping for something to help me build a workshop for...