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    Ethos Consultancy NZ


    We believe that by helping students and teachers keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.

    With its flexibility and rich wealth of resources, Web 2. 0 (when informed by education principles that recognise human learning as social and contextualised), can empower learners to collaborate fruitfully, using new information and ideas to build on what they already know.

    In turn, education practitioners can use Web 2.0's rich resources (see this glossary) to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, enable students with various life commitments to study, and find new ways of connecting learners with content and each other, empower learners to create their own content and enable them to reach their desired learning goals. It can also empower education practitioners to engage with students more, moving away from the front of the room to a shared space where they too become learners.

    The aim of this site is to share effective practice, resources and ideas by encouraging discussion around the design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation of online communities and how they impact learning in all education sectors. We are also sharing resources and ideas around ePortfolios and Green ICT in Education.

    Because collaboration and openness are two of our guiding principles, we choose to use this Ning as the forum for projects in which we are involved.

    The models underpinning Ethos Consultancy's work are:

    Blog Posts

    Flipping Interesting!

    Posted by Jan Pickett on October 1, 2014 at 17:30 0 Comments

    Kia ora koutou. Thanks Hazel for your very warm welcome.

    Having had some down time after another crazy term, I have now got my head together to scribble down a few thoughts about my first attempts at Flipping.

    I decided to seize the moment and have a go at flipping for my maths class. I used PowerPoint then captured it using…


    Being a connected student - my learning experiences with technology.

    Posted by Charlotte Caines on September 30, 2014 at 16:30 0 Comments

    This month Hazel asked me to do a reflective piece about my own experience as a connected student. When I first started brainstorming the things I could write about, I found it unexpectedly difficult. On further reflection I put this down to the fact that technology has become something that is so absolutely ingrained in my life, and my education, that I almost don't notice or appreciate it anymore. So having this chance to truly analyse how technology has, and continues to,…


    Consider These Aspirations from School Administrators in Texas

    Posted by John S. Oliver on September 27, 2014 at 3:30 1 Comment

    I noticed that the TASA was having a convention in downtown Dallas. I did not know what that stood for so I looked it up and came on this document that I thought might inspire, challenge and encourage those of this community.

    The highlights of the document are in this blog post. The link to the full text is here …


    Technology for Emirati teacher trainees: Thoughts and opinions

    Posted by Hazel Owen on September 26, 2014 at 14:30 0 Comments

    This blog post was written by Glenys Henry (whose bio is below). Glenys is currently working with Emirati women who are enrolled on the Bachelor of Education Programme at Dubai Women's College in the United Arab Emirates.

    Dubai Women’s College a…


    ‘e’ in workload

    Posted by Nicola Dunham on September 26, 2014 at 12:00 1 Comment

    Innovation is great isn’t it?

    I mean it fires up the brain cells, gets the creative juices going and tests how many hours there actually are within a day!

    It’s interesting that within education at the moment e-this and e-that are everywhere - except it would appear within discussions around workload and the impact of moving to…


    What does learning look like in your class?

    Posted by Leigh Hynes on September 25, 2014 at 14:00 0 Comments

    Crossblogged from Hynessite

    I can't say enough how much I value the work of researchers, Bolstad and Gilbert et al who wrote the report for the Ministry of Education on "Supporting future oriented learning and teaching".

    The report focuses on…



    E-Learning: It's Not Just About Technology!

    Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles Aug 8. 0 Replies

    As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of learning management system, I had the opportunity during the past few years to research the main hindrances to e-learning…Continue

    Tags: LMS, e-learning

    Anatomy Resources

    Started by Liz Huff in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jul 7. 5 Replies

    One of the core objectives of Anatomy Warehouse is to educate medical students about the best resources in updating their knowledge about the human anatomy. Beginning our series about online…Continue

    Tags: resources, education, anatomy, human

    Flipping classrooms

    Started by Peter Breach in Theories and principles. Last reply by Leigh Hynes Jun 26. 3 Replies

    Hello all I'm heading off on leave in a few days.  I was going to be lazy and just post a question, but decided that Search was worth a visit - and it was.  There is a lot of interest in flipped…Continue

    Anatomy Resources:

    Started by Liz Huff in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jun 19. 1 Reply

    Continuing our series of anatomical study aids, we’re excited to introduce, a site full of exciting games to help…Continue

    Tags: games, anatomy



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