Articles

August 30, 2019

Learning (and Walking) at Your Own Pace, by Emily Spicer

  In June 2017, I walked four days of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela – an ancient Pilgrimage route which runs across Europe in ….

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August 09, 2019

Be Kind to Your Brain: Cognitive Load and Learning, By Emily Spicer

  That feeling of the cogs not moving quite quickly enough, not-able-to process – ‘computer says no’. Sitting in a lecture theatre or classroom, or ….

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July 03, 2019

‘Ed’ Before ‘Tech’: Why Effective Learning Technology Must Be Education-First, by Emily Spicer

  We have all heard the claims that hail software solutions, apps, and technological breakthroughs that will revolutionise education. We’ve heard that students can forget ….

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June 05, 2019

Community first; People at the heart of online learning, by Emily Spicer

2012 was hailed the year of the Massive Open Online Course. These courses, springing up out of the Open University (FutureLearn), Harvard and MIT (edX), ….

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May 17, 2019

Students in the Driving Seat, By Emily Spicer

Use your imagination. If you could do away with fixed syllabuses, lecture halls and timetables, what would a typical day at school or university be ….

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April 09, 2019

Good ideas and how to listen to them, by Emily Spicer

This musing has been very much grounded in my day-to-day reality over the last week. As part of the development of our new online courses ….

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February 22, 2019

Learning in your PJs: What does Connected Learning look Like? By Emily Spicer

What’s the best part about an Oxford Summer Courses experience? I’ve been speaking to our alumni over the last few weeks and most of them ….

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