Monthly Archives: September 2010

Technology to enhance learning with students with disabilities (John Mandelberg and Annick Janson at Sharefest)

Image via Wikipedia John Mandelberg and Annick Janson spoke about how technology can enhance learning for children with disabilities. Annick Janson introduced a short video clip of her son who has Aspergers, and has discovered his talent as an artist. … Continue reading

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Second Life and second language learning

Belma asked some questions first to see who has learned a second language, is a language teacher, and would like to learn a second language. She then posed the question “What is Second Life”, and there were some great conversations … Continue reading

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Online course peer review as a PD process (Stephen Bright at Sharefest)

Stephen Bright opened with some key questions around the case study (funded by ASCILITE). and a wonderfully visual metaphor of the twisted rope and the fibres of the rope twined together make it stronger than the whole of the parts. … Continue reading

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eLearning attributes of mobile devices with an emphasis on smart phones and the iPad (Peter Looms at Sharefest)

Peter Olaf Looms opened this session about the attributes of mobile devices, smart phones and iPads with a suggestion that the wait and see approach is an approach but perhaps not the most positive! Do we want to be reactive … Continue reading

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Mixed mode learning environment for midwifery students (Adam McMillan et al at Sharefest)

Image via Wikipedia A presentation that looked at the midwifery course at Wintec. The midwifery programme is 3years, 45 weeks /year, 4,8000 total hourse, 2,400 practice hours. The students range from 18 to 58, and have a wide range of … Continue reading

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Using QR Codes, video clips and trades training: A pilot study (Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson at Sharefest)

Image via Wikipedia Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson are based at Wintec and have been piloting QR codes and video clips in trades training – partly to encourage students to do some revision. QR codes are described in Wikipedia as … Continue reading

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get excited and change things: How the library is engaging with Unitec’s new eLearning strategy – a case study (Fran Skilton and Penny Dugmore)

Fran Skilton started by giving some of the driver around strategy at Unitec in general and in the Library in particular. The two key points made were the Living Curriculum and Innovation in Teaching. Complementary to this are the principles … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Online Facilitator (Sarah Stewart at Sharefest)

Sarah Stewart talked about facilitating online, from a personal viewpoint, around her experiences of facilitating ‘open courses’ (run in Wiki Educator). She also explained what an open course actually is. The wiki is used mainly as an LMS type approach, … Continue reading

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A Black Box Approach to eLearning Course Design and Review (Steve Lowe at Sharefest)

Steve Lowe started the sessionby explaining that he has been playin g with Moodle for about 10 years. His system (used in a loose sense…aka total chaos) is trying to get some sense into the chaos. One of Steve’s points … Continue reading

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Can you teach a manual skills like shorthand via e-learning (Joanne True at Sharefest)

Image via WikipediaJoanne began by offering some background to the one part qualification National Diploma in Journalism; four semesters, part-time. that they wanted to offer that included Teelin shorthand. It is really difficult to describe shorthand with text (there are … Continue reading

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