BBC (BBC education, BBC Bitesize, BBC iPlayer)
'Birds of a Feather' (not the TV sitcom, but the research concept of like-minds connected online)
- Blended Learning
I pick out blogging as the most important 'B' in an A to Z of e-learning as I've come to feel that the act of blogging, as a shared learning journal, meets many learning criteria: constructing meaning and connectedness. You share what you do, even if comments are few. This ties into 'bird of a feather' - the title of a paper that shows how people with common interests or beliefs will associate with each other, share and support. Personally this was particularly apparent in the early days of blogging, say 1999-2003 when the numbers online was manageable and less gamified. It'll take me a while to edit, collate and write on blogging from the 400+ posts I have made on blogging over the last decade. I've made a start.
The BBC is a magnificent resource: inspirational programmes and for schools the magic of bitesize for revision.
While Helen Beetham is an academic and author you ought to be reading often.
B is also for:
- Back Channels
- Martin Bean
- John Seely Brown
- Doug Belshaw
- Tony Benn
- The Brain
Birds of a Feather: How personality influences blog writing and reading. (2010) Jami Li and Mark Chignell. Science Direct. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 68 (2010) 589-602.