Tag Archives: E-learning

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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Please share if you’ve been using Google Classroom

Google Classroom is the new kid on the block, perhaps offering a (currently free) option to Teacher Dashboard. I have explored Google Classroom, and have spoken to a couple of people who are using it, but I would love to … Continue reading

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Efficiency vs engagement: Student attitudes to using mobile devices in their learning

The infographic below was developed by the Australia-based organisation, Open Colleges. The things that caught my attention were some of the statistics, which, while fairly meaningless on their own, do present an attitudinal ‘picture’. 59% of students said that they would … Continue reading

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How do you participate positively in online communities?

Whenever we learn anything we are influenced by other people, as well as by our culture, our beliefs, experiences we’ve had, the understandings we’ve developed about the world and the way it works, and our current context. Every human being’s … Continue reading

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Is it the technology alone or the learning design that effects student learning?

It’s all rather confusing! A few weeks ago, the wonderful Rachel Dingle recently shared a piece of research with me that made me go…hmmmm. The research, as she said, indicates that “there are no discernible differences between students who have access … Continue reading

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MOOCs – returning to questions of assessment and why we learn…

Massive open online courses (MOOCs), have been under discussion, and it seemed that in 2012 you couldn’t escape the flurry of courses (free on the whole, although many provided with a for-profit model seemingly in mind further down the track). … Continue reading

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Something practical for Christmas: 22 Google form templates

While the bigger questions around the meaning of education are engaging and 100% necessary, sometimes it is great to have someone create something really practical and immediately usable. Med Kharbach (of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning) has shared, just in … Continue reading

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Towards a sustainable support strategy for online students

English: Steph’s Rol Model (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This was a presentation given by Elizabeth Smith and Anne Lonie. The objective of the course is to introduce students to engineering, and the professional sustainable practice that goes alongside the engineering skills. … Continue reading

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Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning

Diagram of technology-empowered professional development for teachers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is report you may be interested in (recommended by John S Oliver). It is from a USA-based study (but the tends are likely to have some relevance to you) … Continue reading

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Engaging students through e-Learning and better school to work pathways

Clarence Yates shared this post with another community we are both members of. He writes: This report came out last year and I simply forgot to post it then but the truth of the matter is that I did not … Continue reading

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