Tag Archives: Learning

Engaging reluctant learners

This was a session facilitated by Clarrie Yates on 23 May 2012. I live blogged as we went along, but Blogger seems to have removed the automatic save function – or maybe something else happened! Needless to say, I lost … Continue reading

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Why are we still measuring virtual learning experiences against face-to-face?

Bagley Lakes (Photo credit: Jeff Youngstrom)Helen Cooper shared this blog a while back, and it has been in my to-read list. I have just had a good read through. Something that jumped out at me was the continued need to … Continue reading

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The future of Distance Education?

education (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee) This was the Executive panel session for DEANZ 2012, and it was kicked off with the suggestion that the Distance should be taken out of education and it should just be called education. However, there … Continue reading

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Re-visualising innovative online learning spaces in an early childhood teacher education programme

Tapa from the Lau Island Group of Fiji. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Re-visualising innovative online learning spaces in an early childhood teacher education programme Lesley Pohio and Maryann Lee (University of Auckland) started by introducing the initiative and then showed a short … Continue reading

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Designing an ecology that supports students to be critical thinkers, engaged in problem-solving

The spaces that we exist in have an effect on our learning. When you are comfortable, the noise is low (or is the noise that you like to listen to such as waves breaking or music), the limbic system in … Continue reading

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How the brain works…and how emotional stability at home is the single greatest predictor of academic success!

 DK shared this video of a keynote from ISTE 2011 by Dr John Medina. Dr Medina is an entertaining speaker…you definitely won’t fall asleep!! 🙂 He starts by exploding myths such as right brain / left brain ‘ways of thinking’. … Continue reading

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We need to be able to fail!! Start making better mistakes

This is a gripping video that, although it doesn’t refer directly to education has huge implications with the way in which we think about and measure the effectiveness of what we and our learners do. If you are someone who … Continue reading

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The blending of blended learning: An experiential approach to academic staff development

Image by David T Jones via Flickr Debra Bath and John Bourke spoke about the results of work they have been doing around a blended learning course at Griffith University. The University focus from 2008 onwards has been on blended … Continue reading

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Learner generated content as a pedagogical change agent

Image via WikipediaVickel Narayan started by exploring the notion of learner generated content and showed the extract of a video that showed how hip hop can be used to engage studnents. Vickel also showed some images which illustrated the use … 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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