All entries for Friday 22 February 2013
February 22, 2013
Here is a short video I created to demonstrate the importance and goal of my PhD study concerned with helping UK universities become more innovative.
Note: You can use higher resolutions for better quality (HD).
As part of my doctoral studies, members of staff from UK universities who participate will have access to a number of useful free resources. Here is a sample (teaser) of these resources:
Reviews of Useful Tools for use in Education
Nowadays, there are many tools and technologies that can be used by both teachers and students in universities or even schools. Therefore, I developed an interactive website where I write short reviews of some of these useful tools and technologies and give examples of how they can be used. Here is an example:
Many tools/technologies are reviewerd and categoried into different operatnig systems
Each tool/technology will have a summary along with any useful links (such as education discounts)
and specific rating
From 0 to 380,000 Fans: Can we use Social platforms in Education?
There is no more doubt today that social platforms can be used in education or to enhance learning. There are many examples of such social learning platforms including YouTube Education, iTunes University and much more.
I have been personally interested in how Facebook can be used to enhance or disseminate learning and useful resources. Therefore, back in 2009, I started an Arabic sceitfic research Facebook page. Now, I have over 380,000 fans and conting. This is all a personal effort! The Facebook page gained quite a lot of attention in the Middle East and it still do.
It is been almost 4 years now and I have gained quite a good experience from this. Therefore, I created a rich presentation of the good practices and lessons learned which I would like to share with you.
If I, as an idividual, was able to get this far and help educate thousands of people from over 15 countries, I am sure universities can benefit and achieve much better, especially since this can be used for marketing as well!
Use of Twitter in Education and Research
In addition to the two resources I have prepared for you above which I will share with you after taking part in the study, I would like to go ahead and share with you NOW some useful resources I came across recently. They are focusing on the social platform Twitter and how it can be used in education and research.
To thank you in advanced for participating in the study, here are the links:
- An extensive and useful guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities published by LSE.
- Using Twitter in Research by Salma Patel.
- Using Twitter in the classroom. Also, here is a similar one for the use of Twitter in Education.
If you are a member of staff working within any UK university, please go ahead and participate in the study to receive access to the rest of the free resources:
Participate in the study (Link will be updated soon)