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Please note that all downloads on my website are free. If anyone tries to charge you for them, don’t pay, but let me know by emailing me (link at top left of each web page). I’ve had the odd report that someone is fraudulently trying to get people to pay for downloads.
This page contains the further download materials which I normally leave on the site permanently, and update from time to time. Please go to the Home page (containing new posts), and ‘archive of older posts’ for individual materials from particular events at individual universities or colleges, which I normally leave up only for a limited time.
About downloading my materials
It’s interesting that many more people seem to download my slides from workshops, and handout materials, than were actually at the relevant sessions I ran. Extra people are welcome to download my slides, but remember…’Knowledge is experience – everything else is just information (Albert Einstein) … if you’re downloading the slides from a session you did not attend, you do indeed get some of the information (and for free), but people employ me for the experience my participants get – not just for the information. At my workshops, it’s the discussion around and between the slides that is actually more important. I put up the slides on my website primarily as an aide memoire for those who were present, to remind them of what we were thinking about during the sessions.
Workshops Prospectus 2011-12
Please download a booklet giving examples of a range of workshop programmes I run. I am pleased to custom-build specific programmes including particular elements you may like, so feel free to use this prospectus as a starting point. Workshops Prospectus 2013-14 (1446)
‘Ripples’ model of seven factors underpinning successful learning
Here is a PowerPoint file of the main slides I often use in my sessions on the factors which underpin successful learning, and the ‘Ripples’ model of thinking about how these factors interact with each other. Ripples model seven factors (18167) Here also is my disk version of Chapter 2 of ‘Making Learning Happen’ which expands on the ‘Ripples’ model presentation. Chapter 2 of Making Learning Happen (3983) I will be revising this to incorporate discussion of all seven factors in the 2nd edition, scheduled for 2010.
Smarter Lectures: a collection
This is a compendium of things I’ve written myself, and with Sally Brown and Ruth Pickford, on large group teaching. The materials date from 2002-7. Throughout, the emphasis is on what we get students to do during lectures, as well as on our own actions. Smarter Lectures (3543)
Compendium on Feedback
A collection of my writing on feedback, from various of my books. Compendium on feedback (3846)
Making Small-Group Teaching Work
This is my disc version of Chapter 4 of the 3rd edition (2006) of ‘The Lecturer’s Toolkit’, and I usually issue this as a handout for some of the exercises I use in my workshops on small-group teaching. Making Small-Group Teaching Work (3706)
Workshops that Work
Here is a download of the book ‘Workshops that Work’ which I wrote with Tom Bourner and Viv Martin for McGraw Hill some years ago, but which is now out of print. I hope you will find that many of the ideas in our book are still relevant today Workshops that Work (2452)
How to Win as an Open Learner
I originally wrote this in the 1980s for the Council for Educational Technology, revised it in the 1990s for the National Council for Educational Technology (both of which have ceased to exist meanwhile). I wrote this new version a couple of years ago, free to anyone who would like to use it. How to Win as an Open Learner (3934)
Phil’s Conference Guidelines
I wrote this some years ago, and it has been used by many conferences to send to delegates and chairs. Please feel free to adapt it for your conference. Phils Conference Guidelines (4956)
Sound of breadknife on glass
This little mp3 file is a recording of a metal knife on an empty Australian Shiraz bottle. The sound can be useful in workshops and keynotes when participants need to be brought back in attention after a noisy exercise! Considerable research, which is continuing, has been invested in finding the best sound for this purpose. Glass (2185)
Ode to spellchecking
This PowerPoint slide contains a little ‘poem’ which when read out aloud sounds sensible, but when looked at is terrible! I forget who sent me the original in the first place, but it’s useful in thinking how those using English as a second language struggle with the some aspects of our spelling and pronunciation. Ode to my spellchecker (2032).