Ed-Tech · pedagogy

5 key steps to online teaching in uncertain times

I won’t beat about the bush: we are now in the midst of very uncertain times. Schools are only partially open and many teachers are working from home and being asked to deliver online. Although most will have some experience of online content, many will find transferring classroom practice to the virtual world daunting. Myself and my… Continue reading 5 key steps to online teaching in uncertain times

Ed-Tech · pedagogy · Philosophy of Education

On the Unreal: VR and embodied embedded social cognition

I wrote previously about disruptive technologies and their impact on education. In this blog, I consider how content delivery technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Gamification will transform the role of the classroom practitioner. Aptly named game design companies like Unreal, the publisher of titles like Fortnite, ARK: Survival Evolved, Tekken 7 and Kingdom Hearts III… Continue reading On the Unreal: VR and embodied embedded social cognition

Blog · Ed-Tech · Policy

Education 4.0, Optimal Learning Experiences and Disruptive Technologies

In this blog, I want to examine the impact on education of what the World Economic Forum (WEF) describes as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Purpose of education An important consideration is the highly contested purpose of education. Policymakers pursuing Human Capital Theory (HCT) have traditionally considered education as an investment, which produces higher-earning and more productive individuals 1. Policymakers also see education as… Continue reading Education 4.0, Optimal Learning Experiences and Disruptive Technologies

Ed-Tech · pedagogy · Progressivism

On “powerful” progressive teaching: using ed-tech and storyboarding to secure key concepts

In the last blog I discussed creating the discourse of a subject. This is based upon infusing the discourse of the everyday with “powerful” concepts in order to construct pedagogic discourse. Story boarding is a teaching approach I use a lot particularly if the concepts are abstract and relatively complex. Constructivism seems to be constantly under fire. I… Continue reading On “powerful” progressive teaching: using ed-tech and storyboarding to secure key concepts