Do we need a theory for blended learning?

Dr Tony Bates is a Research Associate with Contact North and the author of 11 books in online learning and distance education. During the period of remote learning early in 2021 CLC director, Sarah Horrocks interviewed Tony about his recommendations and insights for learning design, curriculum adaptation and pedagogical approaches when teaching remotely. In this blog, Tony addresses why […]

Teaching news & media literacy – the why, when and how

This live session featured speakers from the BBC, the Guardian Foundation, and the National Literacy Trust discussing why it is crucial to teach news and media literacy in schools and how the pandemic has made this even more critical. Guest speakers shared their top tips for engaging pupils as well as useful resources and lesson […]

News & media literacy, a BBC perspective – with Josie Verghese

In this short video, Josie Verghese (Assistant Editor, BBC News Development & Head of BBC Young Reporter) discusses the BBC’s approach to teaching news and media literacy. Highlighting the resources and opportunities that the BBC has to offer schools and young people, Josie’s talk formed part of the live ‘Teaching news & media literacy – […]

Collaboration, creativity and assessment: In conversation with Padlet

In this session we are joined by Zoheb Jamal from Padlet, an online collaboration tool that has come into its own during the pandemic. Zoheb shares a practical demonstration of some of the newer features and improvements to Padlet. He will also answers questions around how it can support schools’ blended digital strategies, how to […]

Personalised learning with technology in modern foreign languages

This live session was facilitated by CLC educators Peter Lillington and Sarah Horrocks and recorded on Tuesday 19th October 2021. The facilitators worked with a group of primary MFL leads to explore the ways in which they were continuing to use technology to support languages in a blended setting. The teachers shared examples from their […]

Personalised learning with technology in maths

This is a recording of a live session facilitated by CLC educators Peter Lillington and Rowan Roberts on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. The facilitators worked with a group of primary teachers to explore the ways in which they were continuing to use technology to support maths in a blended setting. Teachers shared examples from their […]