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May 2016

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Videos / Lost in Disruption? Why Games?

Speakers: Luca Morini & Sylvester Arnab Location: The Teaching Room Foreword from Luca: Games are exciting, thrilling, transformative and oh so ‘engaging’. However, there are limitations and critical issues relating to the use of games in education that need to be explored and confronted. Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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Videos / Lost in Disruption? Open Badges

Speakers: Jacqui Speculand & Fiona Harvey Location: The Grass Foreword from Jacqui and Fiona: Open Badges are digital representations of skills and knowledge gained and evidenced by individuals. They can be used for formal and informal education, and are particularly suitable for employability and portfolio evidence. Badges earned can be displayed on the earners social..

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Videos / Lost in Disruption? How Flipped?

Speaker: Alan Richards Location: The Grass Foreword from Alan: This session will provide an overview of Coventry University’s approach and ethos for flipping the classroom, alongside tools and techniques that have proven effective within our institution. Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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Videos / Lost in Disruption? Reclaiming Innovation: Brian Lamb

Speaker: Brian Lamb Location: The Grass Foreword from Brian: It has been an angst-filled few years for educational technology as a field. The entrenchment of the enterprise virtual learning environment as institutional hegemon. The pounding waves of hype and profit driven innovations keeping educators off-balance, always responding to the latest breathless claims, and fears of..

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Videos / Lost in Disruption? Reclaiming Innovation: Jim Groom

Speaker: Jim Groom Location: The Grass Foreword from Jim: “Knowing our ed-tech history is completely necessary for building an ed-tech future.” – Audrey Watters One of the greatest dangers of the rhetoric around innovation and disruption in EdTech is its ahistoricism. How do we understand the current state of digital culture in higher education as..

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The Team / Charlie Legge


Student Activator Psychology student going into 3rd year, my role and interest in the DMLL work is very research-skills based, with most of my efforts going into preparing data for projects in the lab. In my spare time I enjoy running and am an avid gamer, with the occasional studying on the side.

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Blog : Reblog: The Reclaiming Innovation Roadshow at Coventry University

24th May 2016

Reblogged from Jim Groom At the end of April Brian Lamb and I spent three days on the ground at Coventry University. We were cordially invited by the great Daniel Villar-Onrubia given his interest in an EDUCAUSE Review article we wrote back in 2014 titled “Reclaiming Innovation.” I think the polemic Brian started the article with around questions..

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UniverCity Project - DMLL - Coventry University

Project : UniverCity Match-Making Portal

16th May 2016
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Lead Partner Sinead Ouillon Programme Leader the City University Initiative Overview In the context of austerity measures, resulting in reduction of funding by as much as 50% in the City council, focus has moved to the civic role of Universities. It is therefore timely to pilot a new coordinated form of University community engagement that..

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Project : Immersive Narrative: Digital Character Development and Narratives for Enhancing Students’ Empathy and Deeper Learning

14th May 2016
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  External Team Members: Sheila Leddington Wright (team lead) Sean Graham Michelle Stanley   Overview “Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert” Sir William Osler (1849–1919)   Assessment of a client is a crucial..

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Guides / Towards Successful Graduation: Writing up, Managing Time, Balancing Work, Study and Personal Life

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DMLL team member Katherine Wimpenny, Reader in Arts Related Research and Pedagogy, recently shared ideas about ‘writing up, managing time, balancing work, study and personal life – towards successful graduation’ with PhD students in health and life sciences. The link below shares the session notes, which might be of use for others. Comments are always appreciated, and you..

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