Making Online Learning More Engaging in Higher Education

With my recent work in Maynooth University (MU) in Ireland and my ten years of refining and teaching the courses we offer in the MAET program at Michigan State University (MSU), Ive been pontificating and procrastinating on what is current state of play with making more engaging online content in …

The Effectiveness of Infographics

When I was teaching TL517 Digital Technology in Higher Education to lecturers in Maynooth University I was tasked with elevating certain elements of the blended module. I noticed that a lot of reflections and understanding was in the form of forum posts and replies. Something that I have had great …

Virtual Reality in Education

Back a billion years ago, Google was throwing out trial periods of cardboard goggles at us to stuff our phones into so we could look around a 3D static environment. It was fun for the students but was it of any immense benefit? The jury was out on that. It …

What Are We Teaching Anymore?

Thinking about teaching and creativity has made me realise that AI and the dawn of pressing buttons to automatically create things is upon us. Even tools like Canva have pivoted with AI tools to allow us all to create without…creating. Kinda. Inquiring and Analysing has become a minefield of navigating …

AI and the Future of Assessment

Having listened to many educators from primary school to higher education over the last few months, the worries surrounding AI lie within assessment. The essay still rules in higher education and now there are worries beginning to mount. Turnitin say they can detect AI written pieces. The results say otherwise. …