In Part 1 of this post we considered how speculative fiction might help us to imagine and move towards our preferred educational futures. This year, the Postdigital Science and Education journal published a collection of speculative vignettes, or ‘education fictions’ (Hrastinski & Jandrić, 2023). Three of these were written by academics in the BusinessContinue reading “Dreaming the Future: The Role of Speculative Fiction in Shaping Education – Part 2”
How might speculative fiction help us to imagine and move towards our preferred educational futures? In Part 1 of this blog post we look at the ‘what, why and how’ of speculative fiction.
Last year we announced an initiative to develop and share design patterns for Connected Learning at Scale. To accommodate the number of patterns we now have to share, we have a new home! Ready to explore? Here’s what you’ll find… Patterns are like tools for a designer. They can be used to create an endlessContinue reading “Design Patterns for Connected Learning at Scale Have New Digs!”
MOBTS, now in its 50th year, is a global learning society and conference focused on enhancing teaching and learning in management and organisational behaviour disciplines. MOBTS Oceania recently brought together management educators from across and beyond the region to share practice, challenges, opportunities and innovations. The conference was held on Bedegel land and hosted byContinue reading “Connecting the Management Education Community: MOBTS Oceania”
The recent move to online learning prompted academics teaching business analytics to find ways of explaining concepts that maintained some of the advantages of face-to-face teaching and learning. This included inventive ways of rigging up iPads and WACOM tablets to serve as digital whiteboards – to demonstrate analytical tools or to step through or annotateContinue reading “Dynamic Pictures to Support Learning in Business Analytics”
What does music have to do with education? And how might it help us come up with new approaches to thinking about our practice as teachers? While they may look a little different in practice, music and education have many parameters in common. These include duration, pace, dynamics, silence, proximity and gesture, to name aContinue reading “A Musical Lens on Hybrid Learning”
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the way space is used in education, forcing educators to innovatively support learning in a range of hybrid spaces that seek greater integration of the physical and virtual, or bring the relational more fully into online settings. Supporting this range of modes at scale presents challenges in terms of equityContinue reading “Scaling up: Learning space design to support large (inter)active workshops”
How do you learn to teach? The quality of professional development programs for tutors in higher education can have a significant impact on their experience of teaching, as well as their students’ learning. But how do people really learn to teach? What has helped you in your practice? Observing or getting feedback from peers? ReadingContinue reading “Where is every body? Towards embodied practice in teaching development”