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Chinese Culture MOOC – a hotbed of peer-to-peer learning

Dr Ting Guo, project convener for the Many Faces: Understanding the Complexities of Chinese culture MOOC, gives an update on the course's continuing success. The University of Exeter MOOC course “Many Faces: Understanding the Complexities of Chinese Culture” on the FurtureLearn platform has successfully completed its second run, which started on 8th April, 2019. Funded by the… Continue reading Chinese Culture MOOC – a hotbed of peer-to-peer learning

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‘Mapping the physiology of play to education strategy’ By guest blogger Dr Maarten Koeners

'It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye!'  Dr Maarten Koeners on mapping the physiology of play to education strategy Could our understanding of the physiology of play advance education in to the future? Play in a broad sense can relate to games and sport but may also extend to activities that include books, Netflix,… Continue reading ‘Mapping the physiology of play to education strategy’ By guest blogger Dr Maarten Koeners

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Incubator Podcast: InVEnTA, gamefication and active learning

This blog entry is brought to you by The InVEnTA team (Interactive Virtual Environments for Teaching & Assessment) in the way of a podcast. Download or play the podcast here or alternatively 'watch/listen' on YouTube below. On the podcast we refer to our feature video which is shown below. We also refer to the Madden et al (2018)… Continue reading Incubator Podcast: InVEnTA, gamefication and active learning

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The Research-Education Ecosystem

In this exciting debut blog post, Professor Neil Gow, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact,  explains how he sees the University's Research and Education strategies interlinking. 'A considerable part of the appeal of my joining Exeter last year, was its complementary strengths as both a research intensive university and an institution with a strong educational tradition -… Continue reading The Research-Education Ecosystem

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New ideas & new courses supported by Student Digital Champions

Innovation in Education

There’s lots of exciting educational innovation happening this term 🙂

Firstly, our new FutureLearn MOOC, Building Your Career in Tomorrow’s Workplace, starts on Monday 14th January. It includes contributions from a number of Exeter staff, business partners and Student Digital Champions. We aim to encourage learners to think beyond “standard” (i.e. 20th Century!) career pathways and consider the much wider range of options that are opening up in the digital economy.

The objective of our short open course is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to reach their intended career goals in workplaces which require increasing levels of flexibility, adaptability and commitment to lifelong learning. Certain jobs may disappear but entirely new opportunities will become available that currently don’t even exist.

For example, developments in fields such as robotics, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence are proving to be highly disruptive to society and to ourselves…

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