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Academic Bloggers

This list is compiled from the participants in the #LTHEChat (Learning and teaching in Higher Education) about the value of academic blogging.

The chat takes place every Wednesday evening (BST) from 8-9pm find out more on the LTHEChat website and follow them on Twitter @LTHEChat

  • Academic Blogs Academic blogs from the University of Glasgow
  • Christopher Wiley Information and expert comment and teaching notes on popular and classical music topics
  • David Hopkins eLearning, MOOCs, Blogging, Social Media, and the stuff in between. Author of The Really Useful #EdTechBook
  • Educational Vignettes A team blog sharing practice, ideas, expertise and activities in the field of educational development
  • How Sheila Sees IT ponderings from the world of educational technology in HE
  • James Clay News and views on e-learning, ILT and tech stuff in general…
  • Kate Soper Thoughts Personal reflections on technology enhanced learning
  • Laura Ritchie Musings on teaching, researching, performing, and learning music in HE
  • Learning and Technology Reflections Thoughts about learning, teaching and technology in HE
  • Sue Beckingham Helping you get started using social media for learning, teaching and research
  • Textile Conservation A blog about textile conservation at the University of Glasgow.

 

Do the right thing! (talk by Simon Wilson)

Flashnotes – The Collaborative Economy meets Social Learning

Students creating learning for other students, and making money from it too?  If only.

But that’s what’s promised by Flashnotes – a new collaborative peer-to-peer learning marketplace where students can offer services or create resources such as flashcards for other students, and earn a weekly commission on their sale.  I’m an enthusiast both for using technology for learning, and for social business models, so this should be right up my street.

In his LinkedIn profile, founder Mike Matousek says

Flashnotes is on a mission to provide college students with two things — more money and better grades. On Flashnotes.com, college students sell and buy course-specific study materials — study guides, notes, flashcards, video tutorials, and live video help.  Flashnotes.com Pays2Study (TM) approach empowers smart college students to make money from their own study material while helping other students study smarter to get better grades.

flashnotes sale

A quick look through the busy marketplace, shows one enterprising student has earned $126 selling a Final Exam Study Guide, so it’s obviously striking a chord with students.  Though as a lecturer it leaves me feeling a little uncomfortable, and not just because of money changing hands for what I would like to encourage as commonplace collaboration, but because of the potential plagiarism issues.  Would you like your “complete semester notes” – as translated by one of your students – to be for sale online?

There are no UK Universities on board yet – want to be the first?

 

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