Two years down the road –
student ownership of GLOW…
giving it back to the learners
Teachers have to let go – we don’t have to be in control !
Why do we always try to overcomplicate things ?
Let the students change it around and take ownership.
“Stop talking miss – you’re stopping us from learning”
(adapted from Prof. Stephen Heppell 2006 conference presentation
GLOW Learn has been ill thought out and is too impersonal.
“Teaching by machines” went out with behaviourism
• Students worked in small groups
• Set up GLOW groups
• Planned and taught four ‘lessons’
• Mix of tasks/formats
• Peer assessed/ evaluated
At times, organised chaos but very soon,
method from the madness
Did the lights stay on ?
• 14 % attainment gain
• 32% module on module
• Time on task ratio 10:1 ( 5:3 w/o)
• Out of hours learning enhanced
• Very labour intensive – is this investment
in attainment cost-effective when set
against AiFL ?
• Funding and hardware are increasingly
• GLOW unsustainable in it’s present format
• Huge issues with QA preventing sharing of
• GLOW Learn and the time factor
• Out of date and unintuitive – “The VLE is
dead – Long live the Wiki”
• Project management and classroom
credibility of national team approach