Social Media in HE – the book! #SocMedinHE | rowellc

I’ve just started putting together a new book on the use of social media in higher education and it will be out next year. After I contributed to David Hopkin’s book on Emergency Rations I felt inspired and that I could do something similar.

So back in June this year I emailed/DM’ed several people I have worked with or knew who used aspects of social media in different universities asking them if they wanted to contribute to the book. I had a great response and now the book is shaping up nicely. There are 21 chapters (still two more to come) representing 20 different universities (plus…

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The Shape of Education Policy in the Gulf: Impacts of the Economic Imperative Coming from the Regional and International GCC Level | @DrCWebbBAPhD

Notes on the Shape of Education Policy in the Gulf: Impacts of the Economic Imperative Coming from the Regional and International GCC Level

An international, regional cauldron of culture, economic survival, sustainability, and growth imperatives are arguably some of the strongest identifying features that have to be taken into account when understanding the context of education in the UAE. The UAE cannot be understood without considering its political interdependency within the GCC. A brief introduction to the GCC highlighting some of the complexities of this context can be understood…

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Long division | Colin

Some time back in the olden days, @robeastaway posted this:

My 11 year old’s sample SATs papers found in his book bag. “Work out 1118÷43 (no calculator).” I wish all ministers had to take these tests. http://pic.twitter.com/dEOiLv2fsJ

— Rob Eastaway (@robeastaway) March 22, 2017

Before I say anything else: I do not consider this a useful question for 11-year-olds or anyone else. I particularly dislike that a method is mandated – long division is a fine algorithm, but I don’t think it’s appropriate to say “you must do sums precisely this way.”

That is not maths. That is computer…

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Social Media in HE – the book! #SMinHE | rowellc

I’ve just started putting together a new book on the use of social media in higher education and it will be out next year. After I contributed to David Hopkin’s book on Emergency Rations I felt inspired and that I could do something similar.

So back in June this year I emailed/DM’ed several people I have worked with or knew who used aspects of social media in different universities asking them if they wanted to contribute to the book. I had a great response and now the book is shaping up nicely. There are 20 chapter (still two more to come) representing 19 different universities (plus JISC)…

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Learning through conflict. | Eddie Playfair

Education, like all human endeavour, requires conflict, struggle, challenge, disagreement, argument, difference, dialectic, dialogue. If we want to learn or make anything new, we need to reach towards what we don’t know, to seek out the unknown. Education, and life itself, can be thought of as a constant struggle at the frontiers of our ignorance; … Continue reading Learning through conflict.

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My Sister | charliecountryboy

Now this has the potential to be a sad tale so, as the Beatles once said, ‘Take a sad song and make it better.’  My sister died last Sunday, now that is sad, but I feel like celebrating her life and rightly or wrongly I’m doing it here on WordPress.

Me on the right and her on the left. Centre is my other sister

You see she drove me to the edge of insanity sometimes, not in a bad way, in a mischievous way, but let’s start at the beginning. I was born when she was eleven and I cried, I mean I cried a lot. When dear older sister offered to to take me out in my pram there was relief from…

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My Sister | charliecountryboy

Now this has the potential to be a sad tale so, as the Beatles once said, ‘Take a sad song and make it better.’  My sister died last Sunday, now that is sad, but I feel like celebrating her life and rightly or wrongly I’m doing it here on WordPress.
Me on the right and her on the left. Centre is my other sister
You see she drove me to the edge of insanity sometimes, not in a bad way, in a mischievous way, but let’s start at the beginning. I was born when she was eleven and I cried, I mean I cried a lot. When dear older sister offered to to take me out in my pram there was relief from…

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