Flipping the Institution: Higher Education in the Post Digital Age (APT Conference 2015)

Olympus Photography Playground Berlin - photo by Peter Ulrich

This year’s APT (Academic Practice and Technology) conference is entitled “Flipping the Institution: Higher Education in the Post Digital Age” and will take place on the Tuesday 7th July 2015 on the world heritage campus at the University of Greenwich. From the conference website: Main image: CC-BY-NC-SA Peter Ulrich, via Flickr Continue reading

Flipped classrooms at the University of Greenwich: our lecturers discuss

Ah this flipping flip again …  Since Colorado Science teachers Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams sparked excitement and discussions around the flipped classroom in K-12 Education, many educators have pointed out that a similar method has been practised for years at universities, mainly by business, law and humanities, when students… Continue reading

Digital Badges: an emerging ecosystem of evidence

‘A Busy Night’ by Jinx! on flickr.com

Were you ever a Boy Scout, a Brownie or a Girl Guide? Do you remember the thrill and satisfaction of earning a merit badge for some achievement, and the pride of having your accumulated credentials displayed on your uniform for all to see? Well this very concept of earning badges… Continue reading

Digital Identity

One of the focal aims of the Greenwich Connect team is to encourage  academic staff to encourage students in their use of technology to enhance peer and professional networks for learning and improving Digital Identity (DI). Such practice will bridge the relationship between formal and informal learning, and learning for employability. Due to the… Continue reading

Scrutinising MOOCs: Lessons for online distance learning

Earth seen from lunar surface - NASA picture

Exploring landscapes of distance learning A major focus for the Greenwich Connect team here at the University of Greenwich is to explore and identify best practices in online distance learning, and to encourage and support innovation in this field within the University community. This post is the first in a series… Continue reading