Tag Archives: learning

It’s a MOOC Jim, but not as we know it

First things first – abject apologies for the hackneyed Star Trek-inspired title. My explanation has two parts: 1) this post is about SPOCs (tenuous, I know) and 2) I’ve been getting into The Big Bang Theory recently, having missed it first time around. Those guys love a Star Trek reference. In my last post I considered whether… Read More »

Is there a role for MOOCs in secondary education?

Massive Open Online Courses are pretty mainstream now (hey, even I’ve done one!) and give access on an unprecedented scale to hundreds of University level courses offered by institutions from around the world. Done well, a MOOC can be a very successful way of learning. Trust me, I’ve tried and failed to learn various things… Read More »

Learning to code – a student’s perspective

From September 2014 the UK’s schools will all be teaching the nation’s children how to write computer code. If the rhetoric is to be believed, within a few years this wave of computer-literate re-enforcements  will be rushed into the front line of the global technology race, shoring up the country’s position as a leading innovator.… Read More »