Learning Technology


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New MOOCs on learning and teaching online

February 15th, 2016 at 08:02

“Designing eLearning for Health”, a free online course on the Futurelearn platform, starts today Monday 15th February. It’s being offered by the HELM team in our School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. The course presents design methodologies tried and tested in Health, although the approach is also applicable to many other subject [...]

Structuring and facilitating conversations online workshop recorded

May 16th, 2014 at 11:05

At the University’s recent Teaching and Learning conference on Students in Conversation (Tuesday 29th April 2014) Sarah Speight and I ran a workshop on “Structuring and facilitating conversations online”. At Nottingham online learning has become part of our core provision. We offer increasing numbers of courses online; we use ‘blended’ approaches combining face to face [...]

All about NOOCs and MOOCs – recording of November’s community session

November 28th, 2013 at 09:11

At the November E-learning community session (Wednesday 6th November), we talked about NOOCS – Nottingham’s cross campus open online courses open to all staff and students – and MOOCs – massive open online courses. The University is developing MOOCs to be offered free worldwide as part of the FutureLearn initiative. Steve Stapeleton, Helen Whitehead and [...]

The Future of (Sustainable) Learning…..

September 19th, 2013 at 03:09

Yesterday saw the launch of the FutureLearn platform. In case you’ve missed the various announcements in the press over the last few months……FutureLearn is the first UK-led, multi-institutional MOOC platform offering free on-line courses. The Futurelearn proposition is to increase access to Higher Education for students in the UK and around the world by offering [...]

Elearning community Wed 6th February – Open Learning and MOOCs

January 25th, 2013 at 09:01

The February e-Learning Community lunchtime seminar will be about Open Learning and MOOCs. Open learning and MOOC are the buzzwords of the year.  Find out more this February! Steve Stapleton will talk about the PARiS Project and some of the resources, particularly on sustainability,  that have been produced and have won awards. This will interest [...]

OLDS MOOC starts January 2013

January 4th, 2013 at 10:01

It may be interesting to sign up for the Open Learning Design Studio’s MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum“. The course will run from 10th January to 13th March 2013. This free, open and online course (MOOC) has been designed with further and higher education professionals in mind – [...]

What is a MOOC?

1 January 3rd, 2013 at 09:01

A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course.  It is designed for large numbers of participants and typically is used for professional development. It allows people to participate as much or as little as they need to achieve their personal learning aims, and to use a variety of online tools. While seed materials (often in the form of [...]

Universities caught nap(ster)ing?

3 January 31st, 2011 at 08:01

Don’t worry, it’s not a blog about copyright :) One of the great things about being an economist is how many models you must know, and I would assume you also know a lot about economic and business models as well, well hopefully. Given the changes afoot in the education sector due to the new government [...]