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Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity, and some related things like Expertise and Future of Work

Welcome to my new blog. You can read more about me in the About tab, top left. I'm looking forward to getting back to 'writing and thinking out loud' about Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity and other things that interest me. You can talk to me either here or on my linked Twitter feed.


Flipping lectures – reflections on a term of learning

The Approaches to Knowledge course on Arts and Sciences BASc at UCL has now finished. For this module most of the lectures were ‘flipped’ – that means (for anyone who doesn’t yet know!) that most of the content went out to the students via video – in this case to the UCL VLE Moodle.  We used the large plenaries (the old lecture times) for Q&A sessions and other activities. These are my reflections on the experience. But before offering my reflections I should ask the students

Reflections on making flipped lectures

I’ve been recording flipped lectures. In this vlog I reflect on points of interest that have come up. 1. How lecturing style can be affected by vlogging. 2. How my particular efforts to be engaging in a telegenic sense may lead to thinking in a different way to that which I am used to in  ‘real world’ lectures. 3. The possibility of using audio only + screenshots as another way of making lecturecasts. (A la Khan Academy, I suppose, though I don’t say that in the vid). 4. The

Flipping and Polling Questions

Here is the link to my Echo 360 lecturecast on ‘Five Steps to Successful Flipping’, which I gave at the HEA assessment event in UCL on Feb 23. Unlike other vlogs, I can’t post the image up here to click on directly because to get the video and the screenshots of lecturecast you need to have the video play out from the site. Hopefully one click can take you there and one click gets you back


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