Category Archives: Patchwork text & Patchwork media

The tricky issue of word count equivalence

The challenges of managing media rich assessments, or managing student choice in assessment, has been evident in higher education for as long as I have been employed in the sector, and probably a lot longer. Back in 2004, when I … Continue reading

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E-assessment for work based learning: Functionality v ideals

There are very close ties, or at least there can be, between e-learning, e-assessment and work-based learning. The compatibility of e- methods and work-based, work-located studies is in many instances because of: · Pragmatic considerations o Access anytime, anywhere using … Continue reading

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Patchwork discussions

Really interesting to catch up with Kevin Brace earlier in the week. Kevin, based at Aston, and I met up to explore ideas about patchwork text (or, more accurately patchwork media) on the back of some ALT mail list exchanges. … Continue reading

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Word count

At various points (forever) I have been pressed on the issue of wordcount, by students and colleagues. In the past, an issue that was frequently of concern to others was around equivalence – when multi-media is used how do we … Continue reading

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5 Thoughts from the Jisc event – Employer Responsive Provision: Designing, delivering and supporting flexible learning opportunities

A productive day at Aston University spent with colleagues sharing thoughts and practices around employer engagement design, technology, assessment and policy. The main emerging points for me from today…. The HE sector is rising to the challenge of working with … Continue reading

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Published … Advancing the Patchwork Text: The Development of Patchwork Media Approaches

Following on from the July 2009 learning Conference “The” paper is now published in the International Journal of Learning and available here: http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.2169

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Learning & Teaching Forum, Harper – Patchwork media for practice.

Patchwork_- Harper Teaching & Learning Forum On Thursday 9th I gave a presentation on Patchwork Media at the Teaching & Learning Forum at Harper Adams. The presentation is available as a PDF download from the link above. This dovetailed nicely … Continue reading

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