Social media in learning and teaching in higher education – what is important?

I’m working with some colleagues on developing a manifesto for social media in learning and teaching in higher education. This is a passion project for me. One that I have invested in for a number of years now. With all my teaching in since 2012, I have integrated some form of social media into my …

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Project #pstn: engaging pre-service teachers in the Twitterverse

This post is a refereed paper that I have co-written with colleagues about Twitter and the place it can have in Teacher Education as a way to support personal learning networks. The paper is made available to contribute to the field and can be referenced as follows: Lemon, N., Thorneycroft, S., Jones, D., & Forner, …

“Great class today, you are free to go”…but we have an hour to go????

How many times have you been in a learning situation where you have been allowed to go home early? Sometimes it feels like “great, now I can go and do something else like run to the supermarket and pick up those vegies I thought I wouldn’t be able to”. Or sometimes its, “excellent now I …

Generation Y Teachers – a label that generates many assumptions! (…and they are not always true)

Many of the reports and research published about Gen Y and the future of them as teachers is American based. Very little reports about the Australian context have been carried out, it is an interesting field and I have thought a lot about it and would like to do some research into this area in …

Making your move in a Collaboration: Tips to enhance your team to gel

Collaborations in learning and teaching are very common. We can consider them to be a part of the learning environment from the perspective of both being a teacher and a learner. Common scenarios include: TEACHER: a. Planning for curriculum in teams b. Collaborating to seek funding c. Collaborations on a project that is design dot …