Monthly Archives: February 2013

In praise of practice

Education is a bit like parenting. In the same way that we cannot mould our children in our preferred image, educators cannot really control what people learn. We can do our best to guide them, to motivate them and to … Continue reading

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Graduate attributes me arse

DCU is committed to its students acquiring six attributes on graduation. Each graduate should be: Creative and Enterprising Committed to Continuous Learning Solution-Oriented Effective Communicators Globally Engaged Active Leaders I’m sure the other Universities have similar stuff on their websites … Continue reading

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The Era of the Plausible

Somebody, I can’t remember who, once said: “There is always an easy solution to every problem; neat, plausible and wrong“. The plausible bit is what interests me. Much of what we do  these days is driven by plausibility rather than … Continue reading

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MOOC Mania

I’m trying to get my head around the whole MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) thing at the moment. Here’s one definition of an MOOC that I came across: An educational offering in which students and instructors are distributed (i.e., not … Continue reading

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