Author Archives: Liz Bennett's Blog

About Liz Bennett's Blog

I'm a Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education and University of Huddersfield

Learning Analytics: the rise of the data wrangler

The rise of online tools for delivering courses enables educators new opportunities to harvest and use data.  Buckingham Shum and colleagues at the OU presented the ways that data can be used in education as three overlapping spheres; Customer relations … Continue reading

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MOOCs – the educational technology ‘du jour’

MOOCs, Massively Online Open Courses The idea of the MOOC has come to prominence in the last year or so.  The idea is that courses can exist online provided by organisations such as universities or profit making bodies and students … Continue reading

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Digital literacies; a challenge for all

In Doug Belshaw’s TEDx talk on digital literacies, Doug makes a persuasive argument for understanding the new types of culture/language and practices surrounding digital literacies.  He argues that they should be built into lifelong learning through focussing on the intersection … Continue reading

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Learning from the Early Adopters: Web 2.0 tools, pedagogic practices and the development of the digital practitioner

Link to my doctoral thesis.  Here is the abstract; The radical and transformative potential of Web 2.0 tools to impact on learning has been widely discussed.  Their promise is of participative, collaborative learning in which students are producers of knowledge, … Continue reading

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TeachMeet article for SEDA Newsletter

Teachmeets: Guerilla CPD Liz Bennett, Course Leader MSc Multimedia and Elearning, University of Huddersfield   Dubbed as ‘Guerilla CPD’ TeachMeets are a relative new-comer to the style, structure and principles of continuous professional development, CPD.  They are radical in that … Continue reading

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