Category Archives: Learning

3 Top Terms for 2019

Well, clearly there could be many terms and I suspect the most quoted will be Brexit (but let’s not go there) and related terms, but we are looking at those specific to turf management, so here’s my top 3: 1. Fit for Purpose       Something which is well-suited for the required purpose. The focus in turf management should be on which product will best meet the needs of the customer and their specific requirements; this will clearly include

Action words for Assignments and Communication

Action (also referred to as command or instruction) words form the basis of the requirements for assignments, examinations, general tests or when communicating with others. What do they mean though? Well, this can depend not just upon who has set a test or who you are communicating with but also the level and depth of understanding you are thinking of communicating the required message to. Describing something to a school child will be different to that of an experienced employee

Artificial Intelligence and Learning Course Content

With the ever increasing advance of AI, in particular machine learning (ML), one particular area that seems ripe for exploitation is in the education sector with the co-ordination of course material to meet the specific requirements of course learning outcomes and learning criteria / assessment criteria. There is a vast amount of information and content already available (just think Wikipedia!) – either open source or proprietary – and much of this is most likely lying unused in relation to many

Assessment for long-term learning and recall

This is an interesting one in which there are plenty of different opinions and theories on the most appropriate way to assess learners. Building a knowledge base is essential if an individual is to learn effectively. The process of learning and then assessment of that learning, formatively and summatively including providing  appropriate learner feedback, will demonstrate how effective the inputs have been to achieve the desired outcome of long-term learning and memory recall. Daisy Christodoulou presents a persuasive case in

Exporting the Groundsmanship and Greenkeeping message

It’s probably reasonable to say that UK Groundsmanship and Greenkeeping is World class and renown for its superb lawns and sports turf surfaces. Well, maybe that’s an understatement, as we clearly lead the way in quality surface production! Sharing our knowledge with people of other languages and cultures is an area we can certainly improve on: The primary barrier that most people would accept is that we have relatively poor non-English language communication skills. With the range of technologies now