Tag Archives: Technology

Using insider research to study teacher engagement with video conferencing in first year classes

Image by mikecogh via FlickrNicola Westbury opened with an overview of the background to the study, and highlighted some issues such as the danger of disconnestion in large classes (Nicol, 2010) and how educators respond to technology education. The researchers … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship and Online Safety (a session facilitated by Nancy Groh)

Image by hazelowendmc via FlickrToday was the first session of the Paepae Hot Seat session, Digital Citizenship and Online Safety, kindly facilitated by Nancy Groh from Netsafe. Netsafe are the developers of the Learn, Guide, Protect site, where educators and … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship and Online Safety (a session facilitated by Nancy Groh)

Image by hazelowendmc via FlickrToday was the first session of the Paepae Hot Seat session, Digital Citizenship and Online Safety, kindly facilitated by Nancy Groh from Netsafe. Netsafe are the developers of the Learn, Guide, Protect site, where educators and … Continue reading

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More or less human? We are all cyborgs now (Amber Case)

Image by Kris Krug (used with permission) via CrunchBaseThis video shows a thought-provoking, if rather controversial presentation by Amber Case. The whole notion of whether we are more, or less, human when we use technology in the way we currently … Continue reading

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Technology to enhance learning with students with disabilities (John Mandelberg and Annick Janson at Sharefest)

Image via Wikipedia John Mandelberg and Annick Janson spoke about how technology can enhance learning for children with disabilities. Annick Janson introduced a short video clip of her son who has Aspergers, and has discovered his talent as an artist. … Continue reading

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get excited and change things: How the library is engaging with Unitec’s new eLearning strategy – a case study (Fran Skilton and Penny Dugmore)

Fran Skilton started by giving some of the driver around strategy at Unitec in general and in the Library in particular. The two key points made were the Living Curriculum and Innovation in Teaching. Complementary to this are the principles … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Online Facilitator (Sarah Stewart at Sharefest)

Sarah Stewart talked about facilitating online, from a personal viewpoint, around her experiences of facilitating ‘open courses’ (run in Wiki Educator). She also explained what an open course actually is. The wiki is used mainly as an LMS type approach, … Continue reading

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Netsafe embraces social networking: Learn, Guide, Protect

A couple of weeks ago (August 26th 2010) I was lucky to be invited to a preview of NetSafe’s new cyber safety school initiative: Learn, Guide, Protect. I must admit to a certain frisson of negativity as I feared another … Continue reading

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