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We believe that by helping learners and education practitioners 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, technology (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 rich multimedia resources to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, to give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, to enable students with various life commitments to study, and to find new ways of enabling learners to reach their desired goals.

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.

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Three top tips for designing a Moodle course

Posted by Hazel Owen on December 7, 2016 at 16:00 0 Comments

Moodle has been used for over 10 years, and yet 'What comprises a good Moodle course'? is still a hot topic.

Some top tips from Yong Liu include:

1) Mobile learning is key, and gamification is built in as much as possible (although it can be…

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A Comprehensive Educational Technology Resource Guide

Posted by Jessica Carrell on December 6, 2016 at 20:20 0 Comments

First of all, I appreciate the invitation and warm welcome from Hazel Owen. My name is Jessica Carrell. I'm very glad to be part of the community, also super excited to connect with like-minded educators from other areas of the world.

I love teaching, and I'm enthusiastic about technology. Back in November, I spent quite some time researching and curating a list of educational technology resources for teachers. The work ended up with a blog post in 10 different…

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Resources for mothers during the holiday season - please forward

Posted by John S. Oliver on December 6, 2016 at 9:45 0 Comments

Based on my observations it seems that the role and responsibilities of a mother are very many. It seems that it is tough enough to be a mother during most of the year. But then during the holidays there are yet more tasks piled on for juggling and completing with a smile.

 

I genuinely care deeply about all mothers. That includes mothers of infants, mothers of adult children and grandmothers.

 

It is not…

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Vocational Education and Training and the future digital economy

Posted by Hazel Owen on December 6, 2016 at 0:51 0 Comments

I recently heard from Claire Mason (Digital Society Initiative Leader, Adaptive Social and Economic Sciences Program, CSIRO), who advised me that the report - The VET Era - is now available. I found many of the points made about the design of online learning affirming and…

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Would you enjoy freelancing: Some pros and cons

Posted by Hazel Owen on December 2, 2016 at 17:00 2 Comments

Shared originally by the marvellous Jane Nicholls - the folks at Bright Side have shared some great cartoon images comparing freelancing positions with or full-time office employment. The invite us to: "If you have ever wondered about the differences, take a look at these beautiful illustrations…

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STEM education in NZ

Posted by melvin din on November 30, 2016 at 23:41 2 Comments

Wanting to see the level of interest in STEM and STEAM education in NZ schools

Who will decide the Curriculum ? 

What are the training needs and how to procure resources? 

How willing  ( committed) is your school to give STEM a fair push ? 

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Does ESOL teaching pay?

Started by Adon Kumar in Learning (e.g. preferences, styles, requirements). Last reply by Lorraine Makutu Jun 10, 2015. 1 Reply

I want to share my exciting…Continue

Tags: PrivateTutor, Sociolinguistics, ESOL

Online glossary

Started by Sylvia Hach in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Allanah King May 1, 2015. 7 Replies

Hi everybody,I teach a first year blended, flipped Anatomy & Physiology paper at a tertiary institution in Auckland, New Zealand and we have struggled to find a good platform for an online…Continue

Tags: Glossary

Ethos and exploitation

Started by Adon Kumar in Theories and principles. Last reply by Hazel Owen May 1, 2015. 4 Replies

I recently attended a meeting where the key topic of discussion was the exploitation of migrant workers by their migrant employers. The plight of some migrants both on shore and on the oceans was…Continue

Tags: Exploitation, Students, International, Migrants

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

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles Aug 8, 2014. 0 Replies

As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of myVLE.com 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

 
 
 

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