Where’s your third space for learning and teaching?

Good friend and colleague of many here at GCU, Professor Keith Smyth, University of the Highlands and Islands, gave his inaugural professorial lecture last week in Inverness.

Title “it’s third space, Jim but not as we know it”, Keith gave a very entertaining and informative overview of changes in access and expectations of education, interwoven with  an overview of the many projects he has been involved in around developing approaches, practice and frameworks around effective learning and use of technology in education.

Including wonderful examples from his own children of how the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence is creating cross disciplinary, self directed learners,to open collaborative practice, to the nitty gritty of how open education can actually widen and not just amplify educational opportunities, to the impact of third space, Keith gave one of the best overviews of what digital education can and could be.

Watch the video and think about your own third spaces.

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