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 […]

Hybrid, blended or remote? An interview with secondary English teacher Tim Goundry

In this video Rowan Roberts meets with Tim Goundry, secondary English teacher and head of year 12 at NIST International School in Bangkok, to discuss the phenomenon of ‘hybrid’ teaching. This term describes a situation where lessons are delivered simultaneously in person and online. It’s an approach that many schools are considering in light of […]

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 […]

Supporting gaming, young entrepreneurs and inclusive online spaces

This recorded session for educators of 11 – 24 yr olds looks at how Rudy, director of entrepreneurship and gaming from the Dreamyard Project in the Bronx, NYC, has been supporting young gamers from underrepresented communities in the Bronx to use platforms like Twitch and Discord to build inclusive communities, learn digital skills and become […]