Journeys in Educational Innovation and Summative Peer Review, Iteration 2: Getting Back on the Podium

Earlier in the year, I shared my bruising experiences of introducing ‘flipped assessment’ into my 2nd year Economics class. The experience caused a lot of soul searching and reflection on the unique nature of educational innovation.

Five Things Instead of Video to Make Your MOOC Extra Awesome

As the Head of Instructional Design at OpenLearning, it may surprise you that I think videos are the least important aspect of your MOOC.

The Highs and Lows of the Educational Innovator: of cobbles, haircuts, and flipped assessment (Pt. Three)

Here, I provide some reflections on what an innovative context needs. These thoughts are not exhaustive, but are given as a starting point for discussion.

The Highs and Lows of the Educational Innovator: of cobbles, haircuts, and flipped assessment (Pt. Two)

Despite the hard work in setting the system up, about a third of the students objected to the system, ultimately flicking mud at the unit altogether. The crown had slipped.

The Highs and Lows of the Educational Innovator: of cobbles, haircuts, and flipped assessment (Part One)

I teach a 100+ student second and masters year Economics unit at Monash University that I built from the ground up. Let me share a tale of blood and toil on the frontline of educational innovation.

OpenLearning & Muru-D Enter China with MOOC Plus!

OpenLearning and Telstra backed incubator Muru-D recently teamed up to bring Australian and Chinese entrepreneurs together.

Teaching feminism/teaching while feminist

As teachers, we all kind of hope that what – and how – we teach matters. We hope that students will journey with us through our classes and by the end of the journey, perhaps think a little differently about the world.

‘Chalk And Talk’ Or Technology. Do I Have A Choice? (Part Three)

How useful is the online lecture? Used wisely and sparingly, online lecture can be used effectively to add another dimension to the classroom lecture.