First EdTechWorld.org Podcast – ASEAN related EdTech

EdTechWorld.org released it’s first podcast a few days ago and I’m happy to share it here (since I’m running EdTechWorld ;-)). The aim is to provide insights into ASEAN related EdTech topics. We started off with a student perspective but soon will follow up with an international school teacher, an EdTech enthusiast and other professionals […]

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More than a student! – Zomia offers more than just student loans

Not too long ago one of my best students from Myanmar asked me for a letter of recommendation in order to apply for a scholarship with an organization that she found. That is nothing too unusual since University fees here are quite high and less fortunate students need to find a way to finance it. […]

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New Media Studies @ Thai University

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One of my favorite classes of the past year has been the “New Media Studies” class I was lucky enough to teach at Thammasat University, Bangkok. I took over the class after the midterm break and students were quite skeptical when I arrived at first. Their instructor for the first half of the semester was […]

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2014 – My classes in review

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The year is about to end therefore it’s time for a short review regarding this year’s classes. Tops, Flops and take-aways. Let’s go. #Winning Classes Open Internet Exams One of my favorite new approaches that I tried was the switch to Open book / tablet exams. This was quite tricky though. I had to explain it to […]

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“Everybody can teach” – Job Interview with a private Uni in Bangkok

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This is going to be a short rant. Sorry. So while I was a bit unsatisfied with my career I was looking for different opportunities and got contacted by a private University based in Bangkok. I went there for an interview and it became pretty clear pretty fast that they were merely after me due […]

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Head-Fake Learning

The term head-fake learning is one of my favorites when it comes to discussions about teaching methodologies. The credit for this term goes unfortunately not to me but to one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to teaching and advice in all terms of mastering ones life, Randy Pausch. Randy considered head-fake learning as one…

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Serious Badging – Gamification needs to reach another level in Education

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Over the past the word Gamification has been used to almost unbearable amounts when talking about the next big thing in education. Gamification will keep students more glued to their studies, more serious regarding their study goals and overall it’s going to be the swiss army knife to solve educational problems all over the world. […]

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Technology & Freedom – Experiences from a University class

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Another (summer) semester comes to an end. This means time to share a few things that I’ve tried over the past few weeks. During this summer term I was mainly responsible for a class called “Introduction to Computer Systems & It’s Applications”. It’s a subject that is part of the General Education program here at […]

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University life unplugged: Fights with the exam committee

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Most people I know always think that working at a University is quite easy, no pressure to meet any goals (ha!) and so on. Of course, as we all know, that’s not the case. There are goals and deadlines and everything else that one knows from the ‘real’ world. If those things are taking seriously […]

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How students in Thailand try to bribe

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You always here about corruption and bribes here in Thailand and I already mentioned in some prior posts that I see students giving “presents” to teachers because they ‘like the teacher’ and just ‘want to be nice’. This week however I have been subject to a bribing attempt. Not a very obvious one but still…and […]

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