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Team Based Learning #1: Motivation

This semester, I have been experimenting with Team Based Learning; I am really happy with the outcome so have decided to write a series of blog posts about it. Continue reading

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Reflections on the #ucustrike

We are now at the end of (the first) 4 weeks of an industrial dispute between the Universities UK (UUK) and the University and College Union (UCU). I thought it useful to reflect on the dispute for the benefit of … Continue reading

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Dr Fox and effective feedback

Today’s Conversation with Cake involved a look at a recent paper reappraising the Dr Fox phenomenon. This led onto a discussion of meaningful student feedback – that is, feedback that informs and improves our teaching

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Sustainable Innovation

On Monday 7 November, I went to the Sustainable Innovation conference at the Centre for Sustainable Design in Epsom. The theme of the conference was “Circular Economy” which ties in very nicely with my teaching and research on #itmbath.

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Disappearing WiFi

Does the wifi disappear on your laptop? It might be just me, but I’ve had this recurring, intermittent and extremely annoying problem for a while. By wifi disappearing I don’t mean the wifi network, I mean the wifi adaptor itself. … Continue reading

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Christensen #3 – Building a Theory

In perhaps the most interesting (and certainly the most novel) lecture, Clay gave a meta-explanation of the Innovator’s Dilemma, using it to illustrate the process of building a theory.

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Christensen #2 – Disruptive Innovation and the Panda’s Thumb

Much of this lecture came from ‘The Innovator’s Solution‘ – a well judged (and marketed) follow up to Christensen’s seminal ‘Innovator’s Dilemma‘ book. The phrase Panda’s Thumb, btw, comes from Stephen Jay Gould, a brilliant evolutionary biologist who used the … Continue reading

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Christensen #1 – Disruptive Innovation and the economy

After recapping the theory of disruptive innovation, Clay turned his attention to the macroeconomic implications of this theory. Incidentally, if you haven’t heard the famous steel mill example, its a cracking good yarn (the better for being true). You can … Continue reading

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Fracking – er ….

On my todo list is to do a bit more ‘digging’ (forgive the pun) about fracking. This looks like a good place to start (UKERC links to EU reports so hopefully reasonably unbiased) The study on energy market impacts shows … Continue reading

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It’s not whether, but when.

I am almost finished reading Renato Orsato’s Sustainability Strategies which is also explained on SlideShare and on video Orsato produces a number of interesting case studies illustrating strategies (that is to say CHOICES) about how to compete on price, brand, … Continue reading

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