There is a lot of talk about Active Learning and the importance of learning by doing, but isn’t reading a kind of doing? In my mind it is, but I am reminded too that research by Bartholomae, Petrosky & Waite (2017) suggests that real learning happens, ‘only when the authors are silent and you begin… Continue reading Active Reading: Five ways to engage students in their reading
The rise of recognition apps
Species identification from phone app It is now extremely easy to identify just about anything on mobile devices through image recognition apps. From plants to insects, from foreign words to ancient texts, from rare paintings to state of the art buildings, from fingerprints to faces, there will be an app to help you identify what… Continue reading The rise of recognition apps
The tech behind the 2021 Online Festival of Learning
2021 Online Global Festival of Active Learning When the Active Learning Network set up the Online Festival of Learning we had a number of concerns including: How could we make it work when we could not be face-to-face?How could we make it work for people in different time zones?How could we make it feel like… Continue reading The tech behind the 2021 Online Festival of Learning
Global Festival of Active Learning: bookings now open!
19th-24th April Get ready to celebrate creativity in teaching and learning, party with pedagogies of participation and play with innovative uses of learning technology. Glastonbury is cancelled for another year…. But do not fear. The Active Learning Network is on the case. Do you fancy joining a virtual escape room, exploring creative pedagogies or sharing… Continue reading Global Festival of Active Learning: bookings now open!
Join us for the Global Festival of Active Learning!
So, Glastonbury is cancelled for another year.... But do not fear. The Active Learning Network is on the case. From 19th- 23rd April, we will be hosting the Global Festival of Active Learning online! For two hours each day, during that week, there will be a chance to share, listen, collaborate and network with fellow… Continue reading Join us for the Global Festival of Active Learning!