Tag Archives: student engagement

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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A different pattern of student engagement: Mature distance students at university

Concept map describing activities offered by universities to encourage integrative learning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Ella Kahu started with a definition of mature students as 25 and over years of age. Many mature students are blancing their study with other resposibilities. There … Continue reading

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An integrated faculty model for engaging staff with online and blended learning

Image via WikipediaA quick context overview was given of the project and the reasons why they model was developed. The presenters are working at a small multidisplinery institution. They decided to go with a holistic model with four key facets: … Continue reading

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Project Based Learning: Explained

Image via WikipediaThe description on the site reads: “This simple video makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century skills and competencies (collaboration, communication, critical thinking) that will enable K-12 students to be … 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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You’ve heard of the Google 80% – 20%? How about the school 90% – 10%?

There is much talk about student empowerment, engagement, and choice, and yet many education institutions stick to the topics and content required by the curriculum. But not all schools! Read more here… Continue reading

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