Sakai 12 Upgrade: August 6

The Spring Semester is quickly coming to a close but we wanted to share some big news before finals take over and you’re gone for […]

Jisc Student Ideas Competition 2018

Jisc’s annual student ideas competition is designed to find innovative technology solutions to improve education, research and student life, often based on their own experiences. […]

What?! No Deadlines on Assignments?!

A common kind of complaint among many HE faculty: My student comes with a long story about why they need an extension on an assignment. […]

Is Contemporaneous Grading More Consistent than Grading over a Long Period?

I have an education question for anyone with expertise in assessment: Are there any studies examining the notion that marking all of one assignment/paper contemporaneously […]

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Blogs for academics – 5 great reasons to get involved

Blogs are all around us on the internet and you may sometimes read posts from popular news blogs without necessarily thinking of them as blogs […]

Manners Maketh Mobile

This week I spoke at my institution’s Centre for Education and Innovation Open Seminar (#CEIOS) series. The umbrella title of the seminar was Adding a Mobile and Interactive Aspect to your Teaching and Learning, something that […]

How to allow open access to your Moodle course? #Moodleplugins

Do you want to allow open access to your Moodle courses? Do you have online courses which can be accessed by everyone? How do you […]

Worth Sharing: The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ NYT

Colleges should stop trivializing the transmission of knowledge. Source: Opinion | The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ I love having objective, clear-cut descriptions of […]

5 Common Mistakes Most Schools Make: Admin Problems

These 5 common mistakes most schools make happen in even the best of the best schools.  Often times, you may think you are doing everything […]

Unenroll from Google Classroom Course…

Well it’s that time of the year and the course you were enrolled in just ended. You just enrolled in new courses and are overwhelmed […]

Worth Sharing: Why I Stopped Writing on My Students’ Papers

A professor decides it’s time to reconceive how he comments on essay assignments. This is GREAT! I have taken to requiring my students to do […]

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