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Learn to play, play to learn

Gamification is a word that has been thrown around with a lot of interest but very little action. Small pockets of innovators have produce astonishing pieces of work in various faculties across the university. As the new Learning Designer here at ILIaD I have a vision to bring together those innovators in Gamification and spread the word on what is capable with this learning design. (, 2016) It's estimated that 18. Continue reading →

Review – Getting Started in Pedagogic Research

The Getting Started in Pedagogic Research guide was produced a result of activity carried out under the auspices of the National HE STEM Programme in 2011-12. It was developed for individuals who were new to undertaking pedagogic research, and although its focus is on STEM disciplines, the content is transferable across other fields of study. Its purpose is "to provide an accessible introduction to pedagogic research along with a practical guide containing hints and tips on how to get started. Continue reading →

Event: 7th Sept – Enhancing Education. Embracing Technology

The University aspires to 'revolutionise its educational offering'. Whilst technology will clearly be a critical part of any such change, it can be challenging to find the simple, practical opportunities to implement improvements. iSolutions’ ITT&D and ILIaD are delighted to invite you to join us for lectures and a workshop supporting the University’s enhancement 2015 theme, ‘Technology Enhanced Learning’. Continue reading →

Can you use Peer Instruction with just one concept?

Can you use Peer Instruction with just one concept? A biochemistry professor from Taibah University in Saudi Arabia raised this question during a recent virtual Peer Instruction training Professor Mazur and I worked on for 30 faculty. This question, in various forms, comes up often among teachers trying to innovate in their classrooms across the globe. “Do I have to flip my entire class for it to count as truly flipping?” is one common variation. Continue reading →

Next Door Innovator: One Math Teacher Working to Help Thousands Learn Better

Next Door Innovator is a Turn to Your Neighbor (TTYN) series on educational innovation inspired by Deborah Solomon’s New York Times column, Questions For. We engage in short conversations with educators, students, and others doing clever work to gain their insights about relevant topics. In this post, we feature TTYN reader and math teacher, Geoffrey Slack. Mr. Slack teaches high school math in Portland, Maine. Continue reading →

Peer Instruction 3.0 – When students do the teaching…with video

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD  The Neighborhood is a special  Turn To Your Neighbor series where we invite innovative educators from around the globe to discuss a variety of education topics.  In this inaugural post of The Neighborhood, five classroom teachers from across grade levels discuss what happens when students teach each other using video. This strategy takes Peer Instruction to a fascinating new level. Continue reading →