In the last instalment, we discussed the distinction between online learning and remote learning, and described some issues about their management. We also noted that many students actually do better with that sort of learning than with face to face learning. In this final instalment, we will compare life then with life now, and provide […]
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In the last instalment, we discussed aspects of the quality of teaching and learning, and how the same teaching and learning issues needed to be addressed online. In this instalment, we will discuss our attempts to manage asynchronous online learning, and the reactions of other teachers to what was going on. You will remember from […]
In the last instalment, we discussed how you could know that learning has taken place, and issues around entitlement. In this instalment we are going to discuss aspects of the quality of teaching and learning. One of the good things about face to face lessons is the ease in principle of formative assessment and real […]
In our last instalment, we looked at rates of progress, and how they can be vastly different by giving students access to many sessions at once. In this instalment, we will look at the general issue, has any learning taken place at all? The first thing we did was to check which students had actually […]
In our last instalment, we described what happened when courses went on line in a secondary school. The issues we encountered are really general ones. The first one is simply that unless learning activities are scheduled, you get massively different rates of progress through them. This is no surprise, of course. Students have varying abilities […]
As the secondary ICT coordinator for York LA, I was fortunate to work with the ICT leads for York secondary schools, who, with one notable exception, were a far sighted, clever, hardworking team of colleagues. Great days – we all met termly to follow national and local agendas – and to share practice. Two schools […]
Spreadsheets are indispensable tools for all pupils. The spreadsheets passport lists the skill set required activities for teachers to demonstrate and pupils to follow further activities for pupils to use their skills in new contexts Pupils record their progress themselves. Click here to purchase.
Penny and Tim, our directors, are both members of CNECT, the Consultants Network for Education Computing and Technology. Find out more here. Learning is a proud stallholder in The Education Technology Street Market. More to follow.
We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be publishing sets of case study resources, which can be used by teachers and pupils to introduce topics. Early case studies will be aimed at exploring common businesses, giving descriptions and simple financial models.
There is growing evidence that Ofsted inspectors are looking for the effective use of learning technology in support of both teaching and learning, and that it is now very difficult to be judged outstanding without its use.