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Supporting Ulster staff to plan flipped practice

Posted on: 20 May 2016 | Views: 3682

In the previous post, Professor Neil Morris explored how educational technology can be used to foster active and collaborative learning in- and out-of-class. My post outlines recent training offered to Ulster staff, to help them to effectively plan to flip, or further flip, their learning and teaching practice and take advantage of the potential educational benefits of the flipped learning pedagogy.

Category: Fiona McCloy

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Flipped Classroom

Posted on: 05 Apr 2016 | Views: 2740

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.

Category: Professor Neil Morris

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Critical enablers for institutional excellence in a digital future

Posted on: 17 Feb 2016 | Views: 1761

Professor Neil Morris gave an excellent overview of the current landscape of blended, open and online learning in Higher Education. If this represents a perspective of what is, or will soon be, and what needs to be done to change our teaching and learning practices, I want to build on this as my contribution by thinking about what it is going to take to achieve this.

Category: Professor Simon Bates

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CHERP Conference Keynote Presentation

Posted on: 01 Feb 2016 | Views: 1350

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’

Category: Professor Neil Morris

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Lecture Capture

Posted on: 04 Jan 2016 | Views: 1739

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.

Category: Professor Neil Morris

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Digital Futures - The Academic Voice

Posted on: 09 Dec 2015 | Views: 1124

The Executive Summary of Ulster University’s Digital Learning Strategy 2015-2018 has recently been launched.

Entitled ‘Digital Futures – a strategy to shape the future of Blended, Open and Online Learning at Ulster University’, it is a key component of the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy and embraces the emerging principles of the student experience. In this video, Mrs Nikki McQuillan, Professor Brandon Hamber and Dr Sarah Atkinson explain what the three strands of the strategy mean to their teaching, the student experience and their research.

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Blended, open and online learning

Posted on: 02 Nov 2015 | Views: 1747

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

Category: Professor Neil Morris

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Digital Learning Strategy - Digital Futures

Posted on: 02 Jul 2015 | Views: 2773

The Executive Summary of the University’s new Digital Futures strategy 2015-2018 is now available. The high level Vision, Scope, Principles, Objectives and Blueprint provided in the Executive Summary, have been approved by both Senate and the Senior Executive Team. The full strategy - titled: Digital Futures, a strategy to shape the future of Blended, Open and Online Learning at Ulster - will now move to consultation, development and implementation stages. Aspects of the full strategy will be released in due course.

Category: Professor Brian Murphy

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