Saturday, January 5, 2019

Top 10 technologies to watch in 2019 #vmvwiki

So far unimpressed with VR. Headsets too clumsy and hard to watch a movie with screens so close to your eyes. 
There is enough resistance to 3d glasses for TV's... Enough that manufacturers have ceased 3d TV production (though hope passive 3d for ultra HD will reappear). 
Dumb phones will be a short fad.. A few will adopt.. A bit like vinyl records. 

Top 10 technologies to watch in 2019 - NZ Herald

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The golden circle, Starting with “why” #vmvwiki #vmveBus

uStart With 'Why’ (Petersen, 2016), 7min 10 sec – An edited summary of the video from Simon Sinek
uFor the full presentation including the biological rational behind the model:
How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek. (Sinek, 2010), 18.5min
uPetersen, J. (2016) Start With 'Why' - TED Talk from Simon Sinek. Retrieved from
uSinek, S (2010) How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek  Retrieved from   

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

EIT Teaching & Learning KeyNote: Ken Steele (Rethinking Higher Education) #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Ken Steele's opening keynote to EIT: Rethinking Higher Education
5:00"It's aways challenging to run a 21stC Education Institute on 19th C Structures" - Benoit-Antoine Bacon
9:52External pressures : Politics & funding.
10:30Demography: Student diversity (US chart)
11:00Increase in Part-time (invisible part time).
11:47Local youth populations decreasing. But increasing in some countries so international students. Add "culturally inclusive educator" courses.
15:00Digital natives. More precise information (6 second news video!)
17:18Online education. Teleconferencing.Apprenticeship by distance.
19:00MOOCs. Amherst College - outsourcing to Harvard MOOC. Merging credit - Arizona State using EdX for Year 1.
23:00Online doesn't work for everyone. Average performance penalty about 14% varies by area & social demographics.
24:50Social Learners 80% students prefer to study f2f or virtually.
Blended approach .MOOCs held in physical Learning Hub (massive completion improvement).
29:00Active Learning. Significant improvement.Video University of British Columbia
3 steps" Decide what they should learn? What are they learning? How can we improve learning?"
....will add more later.

Ken Steele's keynote to EIT: Rethinking Higher Education. Retrieved from

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Six Models of Blended Learning #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #vmvlearn #vmvteach

six models of blended learning which correspond to specific learning contexts:

  1.    Blended learning model in elementary schools: Station rotation model
  2.    Blended learning model in middle schools: Lab rotation model
  3.    Blended learning model in high schools: Individual rotation model
  4.    Blended learning model for higher education: Flipped classroom model
  5.    Blended learning model for the workplace environment: Enriched virtual model
  6.    Blended learning for mobile delivery: Ubiquitous learning model
This post deals with last 3. First 3 are linked at the start.