Monthly Archives: May 2014

‘Knowledge exchange’ between researchers and practitioners must be a two-way street

 Louise Stoll and Chris Brown Both of us are fascinated by how research finds its way into policy and practice. Most researchers hope their findings will be used, but engaging people isn’t always easy or straightforward. It’s good to see

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Let’s not play fast and loose with language, especially when talking about illiteracy

Brian Creese, NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy) Oxford English Dictionary: Illiteracy: of persons ignorant of letters or literature, spec. (in reference to census returns, voting by ballot etc.)  Wikipedia: Functional illiteracy is reading and

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education

What is the problem for which MOOCs are the solution?

Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – have been grabbing headlines and conference time for a year or two now. It’s the very large numbers that attract attention. But are MOOCs solving any real, global

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Posted in ICT in education, International development

Understanding impact: what does it actually mean?

Chris Husbands  Research changes lives. Somewhere along the way, every research project involves a question which is about making a difference to the way people think, behave or interact. In applied social science – the field in which the IOE

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Global learning for global health professionals

Originally posted on lidcblog:
Medical, pharmacy and veterinary students learn about global issues at a joint workshop We live in a globalised world. This is true for all of us, from the suburbs of London to the slums of Nairobi,…

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