1. amiddlet50

    Vertical and horizontal learning networks: implications for #active learning

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    Understanding Difference Between Vertical and Horizontal Networks from Daniel Bassill Slideshare presentation on Horizontal and Vertical networks

    This presentation is useful for thinking about the difference between collaborative and co-operative learning. My interest in social media for learning, studio-based learning, and hybrid learning centres on how people work and learn …

  2. amiddlet50

    Learning with consequence #activelearning

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    Evening walk following the campfire session

    It’s the Global Festival of Active Learning this week. Our secret question in the organising group is ‘so how do we make this a festival and not a conference?’ It’s got to be about people and attitude. Just feeling good with each other!

    It’s …

  3. amiddlet50

    Learning Spaces Iceberg

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    This infographic represents the complexity of learning space discourse and points to the experiential value of the ‘hidden depths’ where the space is least understood because it is least represented and least visible – who are the advocates for the non-formal experience in which the agency and spatial literacy of …

  4. amiddlet50

    Feedback: where learning begins #activelearning

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    Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

    While the title of this post is intentionally contentious, it allows me to reflect on one or two recent discussions and reinforce some key ideas about active learning design, especially in the context of ‘unified’ active learning (UAL): how it is recorded and how activity …

  5. amiddlet50

    What is co-operative learning?

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    I was asked by the Co-operative College: ‘what do I understand by the term co-operative learning?’ My response will sit alongside others in an introductory online course on co-operative education. Here’s my answer to the question.

    Flipgrid video version: https://flipgrid.com/s/bd52e0344b99

    As a developer I often work with University academics and …

  6. amiddlet50

    Teacher? Or what..?

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    based on Photo by Akson on Unsplash

    I have an activity in a session I run on active learning where I ask ‘what is the role of the teacher in the active classroom?’ and ask people to come up with better suggestions than ‘teacher’ to describe the role. Giving the …

  7. amiddlet50

    Tables, chairs, co-operation #activelearning

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    4 chairs supporting one table representing co-operation!

    I have had a very fruitful day working with the Co-operative College in Manchester exploring our thinking about co-operative learning. I am proud to say that we produced this sculpture in response to a learning activity led by Cassie Earle who took us …

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