I flip, you flip, she flips…

I'm off to Belfast tomorrow for a Staff Development Languages Day at The Open University's elegant headquarters on Victoria Street. I usually enjoy these gatherings very much; there are few of us languages tutors in Ireland compared to the other regions and nations, and Saturday will be a much welcomed chance to catch up face-to-face … Continue reading I flip, you flip, she flips…

Flipped Learning and OER: Survey Results

Yesterday the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of ‘flipped learning’, a timely reminder for me to share the results of the survey that the OERRHub Project conducted with flipped educators to find out about their use of open educational resources (OER). I blogged about our relationship with the FLN and how this research … Continue reading Flipped Learning and OER: Survey Results

Infografía: Recursos Educativos Abiertos en la clase al revés

Desde principios del 2013 he estado trabajando en el Proyecto OER Research Hub. Con financiación de la Fundación Hewlett en EEUU estamos investigando el impacto del uso de recursos educativos abiertos (Open Educational Resources, en inglés) en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje, partiendo de once hipótesis que debemos aceptar o rebatir. El proyecto abarca un … Continue reading Infografía: Recursos Educativos Abiertos en la clase al revés

La clase al revés

Este blog es la traducción al español de otro que escribí allá por marzo, About flipped learning. Imaginaros que sois profes de Química en un colegio en Colorado. Llega el viernes y le ponéis un examen a los chavales en clase, ¿qué pasa si alguien suspende? Nada, el lunes seguís adelante con el material, y … Continue reading La clase al revés

I teach, therefore I reflect (and change)

During the few weeks ahead of OpenEd13, in preparation for my talk, I spent time interviewing K12 teachers in the US about their use of open educational resources (OER) in the classroom. As part of my work with the OER Research Hub Project I’m researching the hypothesis that OER use leads educators to critically reflect … Continue reading I teach, therefore I reflect (and change)

The Lobster Connection

Friday, May 3rd, 2013. I’m in Scarborough Middle School, Maine, US. A banner across the entrance hall reads ‘You Are Now Entering THE KINDNESS ZONE’, a caution for bullies to take a break, I’m told. I’m here with Sarah Morriseau from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to visit Mrs. B’s science class. The kids … Continue reading The Lobster Connection

Of politics, China, SpongeBob and OER-chery

I arrived in Nottingham with minutes if not seconds to claim a comfy seat at the conference theatre and listen to the opening keynote of ALT-C 2013. Why is it that when they can’t find your conference badge you are immediately suspected of trying to sneak in without having registered? I tried to explain that … Continue reading Of politics, China, SpongeBob and OER-chery

Beatus ille

A quick Google-search on the benefits of OER for students will easily deliver a number of hits calling upon, for instance, their power to encourage more independent and flexible learning opportunities, and to facilitate exploration of materials ahead of enrolment, allowing learners to choose more wisely and also be better prepared. The JISC OER infoKit adds, … Continue reading Beatus ille

Flipped or flipped open?

Claire Walker and I were scheduled to present at FlipCon13 last Wednesday, June 18th. Sadly, we never made it, as this silly Spaniard single-handedly decided it would be better fun to visit the local hospital, and not exactly to research their use of OER, mind you (I reckon they pretty much close what they open). … Continue reading Flipped or flipped open?

OER13, Mexico, OER and plagiarism

It’s a few days now since I attended OER13 in Nottingham. The OERRHub team was out in force as we ran a daylong workshop to raise awareness of the project and invite fellow conference attendees to play a game of OERchery (which in itself merits a separate post soon to appear on a screen near you). … Continue reading OER13, Mexico, OER and plagiarism