Tag: Writing Retreats

Reflections on the Education Incubator Summer Writing Retreats 2021

This blog is written by Lewis Winks, who collaborated with the Education Incubator to facilitate our eDartington Writing Retreats in summer 2021. In this blog, Lewis reflects on his experiences of moving an ‘in person’ event online, and the lessons learned. I have been lucky enough to facilitate three online writing retreats (each lasting two…

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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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