The Ethos community offers a place for anyone interested in learning to share conversations and ideas, and to build an online identity.
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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 ?
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
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
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