It was with breathlessness more suited to the daily rag that the BBC ran the headline Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD while the Register yelled “Don’t bother buying computers for schools, says OECD report”, prompting an outpouring of reaction that, predictably, asserted the opposite. Still, we are sensible professionals who are quite capable […]Read More Students, computers and learning: 5 takeaways from *that* OECD report
I must confess that, the references to ’21st century education’, and the memes that surround it, are ones I am increasingly trying to avoid in favour of more precise descriptions of what we are actually trying to achieve with education that suits our learners, their needs if they are to thrive in society, knowledge and understandings […]Read More Key Competencies book review | The future’s bright….
The new edition of the NMC Horizon report for K-12 for 2014 is just up – and you’re one of the first to know! I was delighted to have been part of the panel that helped develop and refine the report this year. This, in itself, was a fascinating process and you can read more […]Read More NMC Horizon Report | 2014 K-12 Edition out now!
I recently saw the following piece of research – “The Impact of Digital Technology on Learning” – pass across my desktop, via DERN (the Digital Education Research Network). Overview In their intro to this report, DERN states: “Taking into account the scarcity of rigorous research into the benefits of teaching and learning with digital technologies, [this […]Read More The impact of digital technology on learning
My MEd thesis. A mountain stretching away above me into the clouds. I thought I was packing enough tools for the journey during the last few years of completing various post-grad papers, but now I look ahead to the next year or so, I feel like I have brought the equivalent of a can of […]Read More Master of Education thesis: Packing my bags