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How do you facilitate synchronous sessions? Please share your effective practices…

Karen Melhuish made the following post, with the following request to share your wisdome and your experiences: “You may have seen a number of online workshops – (sometimes called web conferences or webinars) – offered by Enabling e-Learning, VPL-D and other groups over … Continue reading

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The future, facilitating online, and interactivity: eLearning Watch has it all

Richard Elliott has done it again 🙂 I must admit that every month when his resource, the eLearning Watch (which you can subscribe to here), pops into my inbox I see it as a treat to be savoured. I always … Continue reading

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Inquiry learning – from knowledge to understanding

Jane Nicholls recommends, “another video for your toolbox, this time one from NZ Curriculum Online“. Jane goes on to say that if you are an educator working with an inquiry learning approach with your students, or who would like to consider … Continue reading

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Untangling notions of flipped classrooms

Having done a wee bit more research around the Flipped classroom that centre around videos, I found this rather thought-provoking blog post by Jackie Gerstein entitled Flipped classroom full picture: An example lesson Jackie quotes Harvard Professor Chris Dede (Global Education 2011 … Continue reading

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Great resource: The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators has a plethora of tips and ideas for teachers in primary, intermediate, and secondary schools, with focus on topic areas such as ESL/EFL. Tools have been selected and described for their suitability for … Continue reading

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Inspiration, skills, and feedback via video: Introducing Russell Stannard

Have you come across Russell Stannard? He has been doing some really interesting things around recording video feedback for students, as well as creating (free) videos for teacher professional development. It is well worth checking him out, especially if you teach … Continue reading

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Want some guidance around writing learning outcomes? Try the learning outcomes authoring tool

Many thanks to Conor Bolton who recently shared these online learning outcome authoring tools. The first is the ‘Co-generative Toolkit’ – CegentT the development of which was funded by JISC. The tool has four main parts – the vocabulary, outcome, … Continue reading

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Leveraging technology for engaging learning design

Image via WikipediaAshwini Datt and Trudi Aspden presented on leveraging technology for engaging learning design. They first looked at some strategies to encourage students to complete homework. The presenters identified some assumptions around digital literacy and technical skills, and then … Continue reading

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Driving teacher change through brokering in an online community ecosystem

Image by D’Arcy Norman via Flickr Online or virtual communities of practice were a theme that appeared in many of the presentations in the Research stream of ULearn in 2011 (and you can acces the papers from the research stream … Continue reading

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Apple tools Smacdown – some inspiring ideas?

Image via Wikipedia The session started in a lively fashion, and the folk facilitating were certainly enthusiastic. To get a good idea of the smacdown you can visit the site here. Overall, the idea is that each the audience get … Continue reading

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