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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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Cultural competency in a business context

Posted by Hazel Owen on August 16, 2017 at 21:00 0 Comments

Given the opening up of the world and a shift to globalisation, it is important, especially in business contexts to be culturally competent - to be sensitive to differences and know how to work within a multicultural context.

The following is a brief vignette (based on experience, but using fictional characters) of how the…

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Old meets Modern (cross-blogged from thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz)

Posted by Monika Kern on August 14, 2017 at 15:36 0 Comments

A good six months into my new role as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a good point for me to take some stock. We have come far, but every time I reach the peak of a mountain, I can see the next mountain range I want to climb:) Looking back over the last six months, there has been lots of learning

  1. of the necessary historic content (and there is always more to learn)
  2. how to run experiences outside the classroom for different ages, topics,…
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In the clouds: Some tools explored

Posted by Hazel Owen on August 8, 2017 at 18:00 0 Comments

There is an ongoing discussion around what  the benefits of cloud computing for education and professional development potentially are.

John Pearce has developed a useful PBWorks resource site that looks at various cloud solutions, that may help you…

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Writing A Book And Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Jennifer Scott on August 3, 2017 at 18:00 0 Comments

Is it true that everyone has a book inside them, waiting to be written? Perhaps not, but you may well think you have a great idea for a story, how to guide, or memoir, just begging to be put down on paper. However, writing is book isn't as easy as it looks. Here's everything you need to know about writing a book yourself.

You need to decide why you want to write

The reason for writing a book will be different for everyone. You need to decide what your reasoning is, as it…

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How do Aotearoa NZ startups compare?

Posted by Hazel Owen on August 2, 2017 at 14:00 0 Comments

NZ Entrepreneur have put together this infographic, which - whether you are thinking about setting up a business, already have one, are interested in supporting one ... or are just curious - offers some interesting insights.

Based on data from the 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, NZ Entrepreneur were keen "to take a closer look to see how we [Aotearoa NZ] compare to ecosystems drawn from similar size populations" (…

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

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles. Last reply by Paul Keown Mar 13. 2 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

Applying 'The Chaos Monkey' to your life

Started by Sarah Whiting in Professional Development. Last reply by Tessa Gray Mar 4. 1 Reply

I am currently completing the whole life challenge and every few days, I get sent emails around practices that support improving my life from the inside out. Most of the time, I just flick the…Continue

A quick reminder about passwords and how to create an awesome one.

Started by Catriona Pene in Facilitation Feb 28. 0 Replies

Got 3 minutes? Well worth a watch of this video to get some tips on creating awesome passwords.Continue

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

 
 
 

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