Category Archives: ICT Enhanced learning and teaching

Posts about and conversations around ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching (ICTELT).

What are the ingredients that make assessment meaningful: A guide

Assessment is an inextricable part of learning, and it can be something we do ‘in the moment’ (“hmmm, that was OK but I need to do X next time”), or it could be a high-stakes formal assessment designed and administered … Continue reading

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Three tips for good design in Moodle courses

Moodle has been used for over 10 years, and yet ‘What comprises a good Moodle course’? is still a hot topic. Some top tips from Yong Liu include: 1) Mobile learning is key, and gamification is built in as much as … Continue reading

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Blended Learning reviewed in New Zealand

Image by groovysuvi via FlickrAn article recently published in the Computers in New Zealand Schools Journal, gave the details of a study that examined a teacher’s first implementation of online learning in a Learning Management System (LMS). The programme of … Continue reading

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The Learning Powered School

Image by wlibrary via FlickrGuy Claxton today facilitated a webinar entitled The Learning Powered School. One of the first things he started by asking was why is it that the 19th century approach to learning and teaching is so ‘sticky’. … Continue reading

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That feeling when you uncover that hard-sought insight!

Success has different interpretations, and not all successful coaching sessions will see progress toward a specific goal (A to B) or having developed a strategy or solution (Allen, 2013). Sometimes it can be a sense of the coach and coachee working together … Continue reading

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The eight stages to a successful coaching culture

When we learn something, we change. However, it may take several steps during a coaching session to help a coachee become aware that they have learned, and recognise the relevance and application of their learning, which in turn, can help … Continue reading

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Opening up opportunities to share: Using backchannels

I’ve been meaning to share this resource for ages (and thanks to Jedd Bartlett for sharing this way back). You may be a fan of the backchannel at conferences, meetings, sessions that you are facilitating etc…or you may not be sure … Continue reading

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A framework for mobile learning: He Whare Ako He Whare Hangarau

My friend and colleague whaea Yo Heta-Lensen has observed that “online and blended learning courses are often written to instructional design guidelines that have been developed from a specific theoretical viewpoint taking a one-size fits all approach that cares little … Continue reading

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Ways forward: One year on

What happens when a school isn’t working – for the learners, the community, and the teachers? Sometimes it’s a case of bringing in the broom, working with leadership, and then starting again. Gavin shared his story from the Board resigning, … Continue reading

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Examples of what happens when learners connect

Student voice and student agency are key to learning. However, this doesn’t always seem to be an unquestioned (inconvenient?) ‘truth’. Lorraine Makatu explains what happens when student agency is supported and nurtured. Mangere Central School has sister schools in Bali, … Continue reading

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