The Reed Diaries

A blog discussing various issues in eLearning, with a particular focus on issues related to Higher Education including Open Education, MOOCs, Social Media and Quality Assurance, etc.

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Posts by The Reed Diaries

New challenges, new opportunities. A new job.

So after 2 and half years at Liverpool, and over 12 years in HE, I'm leaving. Well, kind of... After a rather extensive recruitment process, […]

Web Design Trends and eLearning: A merging path?

When I first started to get my teeth stuck into technology enhanced learning (TEL), or eLearning as we referred to it then, the key message […]

The Science of Persuading

Last week I came across a video which was based on Cialdini's 'Yes, 50 Scientifically Proven Ways  to be Persuasive' book. How is the 'science' […]

Alone or together. How do we learn?

I've been doing plenty of reading as part of my PhD in Social Networking, and I'm realising that there is much more to learning theory […]

Reimagining the University #JiscCreativity #RadicalHE

So this week I spent two days in Birmingham with some fine folk, such as +Sheila MacNeill , +Simon Thomson (Digisim) , +Dave White and +Eric Stoller . We were tasked by +Lawrie Phipps with […]

Teachers know best. Do students?

I've been thinking about the kinds of tools and technologies students want and need, and I came across a site from the Bill and Melinda […]

ACI Interview on Social Media & Blogging

I was surprised to be asked last week to contribute to an interview with ACI about this blog (and the actor of blogging). They're a […]

Digital Ethnography

As I've blogged a few times recently, I'm looking into how students form social networks, the roles they adopt, and how these impact achievement in […]

Free the Textbook: reducing the cost of studying with open textbooks

I watched Cable Green's #OER15 keynote with great interest last week, and it brought me back to what I've been thinking about open textbooks for […]

Shouldn't we being encouraging 'social' more?

Flickr Photo CC BY by DaveFayram I've blogged a few times recently about the focus of my PhD - social networking in UG Medical Education. […]

VLE Minimum Standards - what do students want? Comparing institutional responses...

So as people who read my blog will know, at Liverpool we've spent some time looking to implement a VLE baseline, and I've personally done […]

Questions on Pedagogic Research #LTHEChat 17 (with visuals)

Last night's #LTHEChat on Pedagogical Research (PedR) was as lively as ever, and expertly facilitated by guest Anna Wood (and not so expertly by myself, […]

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