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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.

Blog Posts

LITERACY SHOULD WEAR A SUPERHERO CAPE

Posted by Paula Eskett on August 24, 2016 at 16:44 0 Comments

This post originally appeared in the CORE Education blog space as Literacy should wear a superhero cape in July 2016.

Laundry, Libraries and Literacy. Which is the odd one out?

The answer may depend on where in the world you are reading this.

Khayelitsha is an informal township 30km from Cape Town on…

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Behind My Kneecaps

Posted by John S. Oliver on August 24, 2016 at 3:57 0 Comments

Mostly I sleep on my side with my legs tucked up.
When I wake up, I start by stretching my legs while still horizontal.

There is an enjoyable sensation behind my kneecaps.
Lately I have wondered what kind of sound that might make.

Cell Phone Shape

Posted by John S. Oliver on August 23, 2016 at 3:24 0 Comments

I have a grey beard.

That reflects my age of 63 years.

When I was a child all the phones were black.

It was a big deal when colors were introduced.

It was a big deal when the phone could mount on the wall.

 

Every phone had a hefty handle and a curve.…

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Job opportunity in a forward-thinking, collaborative IT company: Cyma

Posted by Hazel Owen on August 22, 2016 at 12:00 0 Comments

Cyma Ltd is looking for a new team member! This is a permanent position as a senior architect in New Zealand's best architecture consulting company. You will have the opportunity to work with some of our great clients as well as help us bring on board new ones, and the work will range from…

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Minecraft and Literacy - midpoint review (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz/)

Posted by Monika Kern on August 21, 2016 at 20:28 0 Comments

You would be hard pushed to find any parent or teacher who have not heard of Minecraft. An open-world sandbox game, it was first released in November 2011 and has since developed into the second best-selling video game (behind Tetris). According to Wikipedia, as of June this year over 106 million copies have been sold, across a variety of platforms. About 20 or so of these have been purchased…
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Advances in technology and connectivity mean more people are working from home - would it suit you?

Posted by Hazel Owen on August 21, 2016 at 14:00 1 Comment

Rachel Roberts shared this article from the Taranaki Daily News (cross-posted from…

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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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Paula Eskett liked Monika Kern's blog post Minecraft and Literacy - midpoint review (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz/)
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LITERACY SHOULD WEAR A SUPERHERO CAPE

This post originally appeared in the CORE Education blog space as…See More
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Pi and Four Fingers - Numberphile

Pi, Spigot Algorithms and why The Simpsons is not in Base 8? Simon Singh's book is at: http://amzn.to/1fKe4Yo Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphil...
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Behind My Kneecaps

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Cell Phone Shape

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