Some recent thoughts about interactive learning

Here is a selection of recent editorials I have written for Interactive Learning Environments – all available online in recent issues (Volume 26 to date).

Methodological choices for research into interactive learning in Issue 2

Stop daydreaming, pay attention in Issue 3

Reframing innovative teaching in Issue 4

Research limitations: the need for honesty and common sense in Issue 5

and in Issue 6 Student disengagement: is technology the problem or the solution?

If the links don’t work, go to the journal page for Interactive Learning Environments.

These are all editorials, my own thoughts and arguments based on my reading of a huge number of submitted papers and linked to the papers in each issue. This is one of the most focussed e-learning journals where papers must be related to interactive learning and must have a technology contribution. If you have something to say in this field, aim for a rigorous literature review and/or a longitudinal study or one which takes account of a broad range of learning situations or learners. We regularly reject single case studies of tutor’s successful personal innovations if they applied in just one case and do not add to the readers’ sense of what contributes to debate in this field.

Oh, and….try reading the author guidelines for the journal – I would love it if everyone did before submitting!!


Student Social Media Showcase 2014 Wednesday 9th July Huxley Building 1030-330

Asher and Sue preparing for SSMSGreat event to attend (free) if you are interested in what University of Brighton students do with social media, or you want to come and talk about social media.
this is a pre-conference event for the inaugural European Conference on Social Media running on 10th and 11th July, also in Huxley Building.
website is here

Programme includes Presentation to Students whose submissions were selected for the showcase event, Jonathan Sapsed discussing Brighton FUSE, Professor Ben Shneiderman talking about Big Data. Lots of informal opportunities to network.

Search Twitter for #SSMS2014 and #brightsoc