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Professor Neil Morris

Unbundling

Posted on: 01 Apr 2017 | Views: 1145

In this blog, I want to explore the terms ‘unbundling’ and ‘marketisation’ as they relate to digital technology. Higher Education is in a time of rapid change globally, partly due to marketization and digital technology, but also due to a number of other factors.

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Making flipped learning possible by reimagining traditional tiered lecture theatres

Posted on: 13 Feb 2017 | Views: 738

All universities have large tiered lecture theatres. They were designed in a time when didactic teaching was the preferred method of teaching and learning in higher education. They serve a purpose of mass education – a ‘one to many’ model where the teacher is the expert and the students are sat in rows absorbing information by writing down everything the teacher says.

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Flipped Classroom

Posted on: 05 Apr 2016 | Views: 1714

In my last post, I reflected on the centrality of the lecture in Higher Education. In this post, I want to give some practical examples of how to use educational technology to foster more active, collaborative learning using less traditional teaching and learning practices.

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CHERP Conference Keynote Presentation

Posted on: 01 Feb 2016 | Views: 813

Professor Neil Morris (National Teaching Fellow), University of Leeds, gave the keynote address, ‘Learning in the 21st Century: Harnessing digital technologies to support active, flexible and collaborative learning’

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Lecture Capture

Posted on: 04 Jan 2016 | Views: 961

I have a personal ambition over the next 5 years to support my university to move away from transmissive lectures as the most significant proportion of contact time spent with students. An aspirational goal perhaps, but I believe that the digital infrastructure that we have recently provided across the institution will significantly enhance our ability to realise this vision.

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Blended, open and online learning

Posted on: 02 Nov 2015 | Views: 1008

Professor Neil Morris, Visiting Professor, Ulster University and Director of Digital Learning and Chair in Educational Technology, Innovation and Change, University of Leeds discusses the core themes of Ulster’s Digital Futures Strategy - Blended, Open and Online

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