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For over a decade, I have worked on numerous large-scale technology enhanced learning projects investigating learning technology and educational trends and developments, and from this producing advice on technological innovation in teaching and learning in higher education. I believe that if implemented thoughtfully informed by research and experience, open, online and blended learning offer great opportunities for developing new pedagogical approaches and
Online Learning and Pedagogy For 20 years, I have worked on technology enhanced learning projects that have included the first contributory website for schools back in the late 1990's and developing large scale online Undergraduate degree programmes. This work has included developing online learning technical solutions, curriculum design, and the development of academic staff. It is important that when developing new provision, both the pedagogical and bu
Technology Innovation Dr. Bill Olivier is a professor of Educational Technology at the University of Bolton and has over 25 years experience developing innovative software for education. He is a former Director for Systems and Technology in the Innovation Group at Jisc which funded a large ICT R&D programme for UK further and higher education. In that capacity, he directed the eResearch programme, ran the JISC side of the International e-Framework Pro
I was an English lecturer in New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., a provider of private educational services in China, and helped Chinese students to prepare for international English language exams. He co-authored a book on English learning which was a bestseller in the category of English learning in mainland China in 2014. I have worked in Eastern Horizon, the UK's first Chinese/English bilingual community radio programme, on BBC Radio M
Wolearn was the proud winner of the Education Award category at the 11th Annual NW England Greater China Awards on Friday, 19th February 2016. Organised by UK Trade & Investment, the 2016 event was held at The Lowry Theatre, Salford (UK). The award given to Wolearn was in recognition of the organisation’s innovativion in establishing educational links with China.
The Web Science MOOC created by the university of Southampton which has been integrated into a computer science course by Beijing Normal University (BNU). 87 first year undergraduate students who are studying “An Introduction to Computer Science” have signed up for the course on Futurelearn. In addition to attending lessons offered by BNU, they also watch videos online and discuss the learning materials with their peers and the tutor face to face or online...
This course appeals to the university approach to make more international partnerships. In particular, how MOOCs can be used to help achieve this goal.
In the past, the things we learnt in the class were very generic. In the Web Science MOOC and the online seminar this semester, we discussed lots of hot topics and help me better understand what I have learnt in the lessons. It is very unique that the professors from Southampton could answer our questions directly.
1. Gain international online teaching experience 2. Create innovative online courses and develop your teaching practice 3. Recruit more and better prepared students from China Gain international online teaching experience Whether you are new to online teaching or already have significant experience, working with WoLearn and our Chinese partners will enable you to develop your practical skills developing and delivering online courses. For acade