Category: Dartington Online

Reflections on the Education Incubator Summer Writing Retreats 2021 pt.2

This blog is written by Tom Ritchie, who collaborated with Lewis Winks to facilitate the eDartington Writing Retreats in summer 2021. In this blog, Tom reflects on his attempts to make the Writing Retreats a nurturing and caring space, personalised to the individual attendees. The Education Incubator is a University of Exeter initiative, designed to…

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Taking the remote out of online learning – using digital co-presence to build learning communities

By Lisa Harris and Sarah Dyer In this post we challenge the “deficit model” of online teaching and learning that continues to circulate in the media. This model assumes that learners are “remote”, or “at a distance” when they study online, and are therefore at a disadvantage. In contrast, we’ve come to understand the affordances…

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Dartington online writing retreat blog #5 – Video introductions for modules: a guide to why and how to create an inclusive approach

By Lisa Harris, Sarah Dyer, and Helen Walkington  What have introductory videos on Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) got to do with social justice? Our aim in this blog post is to persuade you of the value of short introductory video as a one mechanism of inclusion. You may worry that an introductory video is, at…

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Dartington Online Writing Retreat Blogs #4 – Lockdown learning: notes on distanced education

The Education Incubator is enthusiastic in hosting this unique blogpost, written by five attendees at our Online Writing Retreat in May. The thoughts expressed below on distanced learning – by Matthew Collison (Computer Science), Katharine Earnshaw (Classics and Ancient History), Matt Finn (Geography), Mollie Gascoigne (Law), and Houry Melkonian (Mathematics) – are important factors that…

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Dartington Online Writing Retreat Blogs #3 – Planning online learning for non-native speakers*

The Education Incubator is excited to host this blog, written by two attendees at our Online Writing Retreat in May. The perspectives on online learning offered below – by Irene Salvo (Classics and Ancient History) and Helen Knowler (Education) – are critical for all educators in the post-COVID HE landscape. We are looking forward to…

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