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Technology Outdoors MOOC leads the way in exploring how to integrate technology in education

By | 2017-06-19T12:16:40+00:00 June 19th, 2017|News|

The Technology Outdoors course, launched in May 2017, was a huge success and drew a global audience of over 450 applicants from more than 30 countries across the world. This is the first of three MOOCs that explore ways to integrate technology within education.

DLaB visit to Norway: 50 people making a MOOC

By | 2017-04-26T09:12:02+00:00 April 26th, 2017|News|

A group of lecturers, students and local teachers joined the Digital Learning across Boundaries Erasmus project five-day visit to Østfold University College in Norway mid-April 2017, along with participants from Bruges, Aalborg and Northampton. The main purpose of the visit was to create an online course on the theme of Technology Outdoors, and we now [...]

Breaking down classroom barriers: new MOOC launched for May 2017

By | 2017-05-02T10:52:10+00:00 February 13th, 2017|News|

Recent research from the University of Northampton found that learning outdoors greatly impacts on young children’s development and can, as a result, boost their future attainment. As part of a European funded project the University of Northampton has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) exploring the use of technology outdoors for education. The MOOC, [...]

Education gets wild at the University of Northampton – January 2017

By | 2017-01-19T15:58:18+00:00 January 19th, 2017|News|

Twenty-six local primary school children, from Standens Barn and Rowan Gate Primary Schools experienced wild education at the University of Northampton this week. The pupils had a wild time exploring indoor and outdoor learning with technology. Fourteen pupils, aged five and six, from Standens Barn Primary School spent a morning working within the Forest School [...]

There’s an app for that! How educators are embracing digital technologies

By | 2017-05-02T10:50:33+00:00 December 5th, 2016|News|

The University of Northampton hosted an exploratory digital meet for educators from Denmark, Norway, Belgium and England this week (11th October 2016). The Digital Learning across Boundaries’ (DLaB) project, which received over £380,000 through the Erasmus+ scheme, will explore ways to integrate technology within education over the next three years.  The project’s recent UK meeting [...]

Get out of the classroom and learn: Erasmus+ project to benefit education across Europe

By | 2016-12-05T13:40:59+00:00 December 5th, 2016|News|

Learning within our environment will be at the heart of the upcoming digital PLAYDATE (People Learning and Asking ‘Y’) hosted by the University as part of a new Erasmus+ project. Technology is transforming the way our everyday lives operate, and is increasingly being used as a tool for education. The Erasmus+ project, ‘Digital Learning across [...]