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Culturally responsive e-learning pedagogy

Tim Gander, in his post Māori pedagogical frameworks & relationship with technology tools, carries out a literature review to highlight some of the main elements of kaupapa Māori for learning and eLearning.…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

First time online students and misplaced expectations

What are some of the 'soft factors' that influence a student's initial experience of distance online learning? A couple of years back, this study sought to identify some of the key aspects that helped shape their experiences, as well as some of the expectations…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 3, 2018 at 18:08 — No Comments

What characteristics 'make' a coach?

What are the personal characteristics of a coach? It's an interesting question because the response, while apparently simple, also requires a look at characteristics that could potentially work against a coach, and their suitability to develop in that role.

Every individual has a different personality, and this means that…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 27, 2018 at 21:03 — No Comments

How To Strengthen Your Credentials - 5 Career Tips

This month we have a post that has been written by Ashley Limpan, that is highly relevant to anyone looking for a career in the medical field. It also has some useful tips for pretty much anyone starting out in a career, or planning their next career move.

Ashley is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion in providing creative solutions for building brands online. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome…

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Added by Hazel Owen on May 23, 2018 at 10:11 — No Comments

Making the most of learning and teaching online: Fostering skills and strategies to stay safe

http://www.mylgp.org.nz/It is never too early to help students realise that there is a risk when using social networking, and to help them assimilate strategies and skills that will assist them to stay safe online, while also enjoying the huge benefits of being online and part of…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 26, 2018 at 22:04 — No Comments

The power of coaching: Don't let technology disruption disrupt your team

This post was written as a guest post for Cyma (a technology and enterprise architecture consultancy), and was originally posted as Living With Change - Don’t let technology disruption disrupt your team on 16th April…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 23, 2018 at 18:48 — No Comments

Snapshot Auckland 2017

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 13, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

VLN Primary: March Update 2018

Meet Nate - Airpoints™ for Schools


Meet Nate - Airpoints™ for Schools, by Air New Zealand…
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Added by Hazel Owen on March 30, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments

New forms of curricula and assessment

Heather Eccles shared the following video and thoughts with members of another community. I found it a humorous, accessible presentation with some great suggestions for re-designing assessments.

“What year are you preparing your students for?” Heidi Hayes Jacobs poses this question in her book Curriculum 21 and in her speaking engagements. I love this question as it quickly gets to the heart of the need to teach students 21st Century skills. She goes on to say that we need…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 25, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Webquests: Ideas, resources and more

The following resources were recommended by John S. Oliver.

Are you and your students webquest fans? The Zunal Webquest site looks great.
There are…
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Added by Hazel Owen on March 24, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Listening and Respecting: A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations

A while ago I participated in a thought provoking webinar entitled Te Kotahitanga PD including Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations, and facilitated by Mere Berryman. It was Mere's first time facilitating in a Webinar environment, and she faced all the technical hiccups with aplomb...and gave the participants a lot to think about.

Culturally responsive pedagogy…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 23, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Add your voice to the discussion around what the Internet will 'look like' in the next 25 years

From a couple of years ago, but still very relevant...

Minister of Comms and IT, Amy Adams, opened the second day of NetHui with an overview of the Internet and digital technology in New Zealand. One of the first things Amy said was "the Internet and the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 13, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Interactive infographic: ADDIE for Training Organisations

Recommended by Richard Elliott in an eLearning Watch 'extra' (which you can subscribe to here), is the interactive infographic based on the ADDIE model, Implementing e-learning: A…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 2, 2018 at 6:00 — No Comments

Sustainable programme design: A guide to help institutions prepare for natural disasters...in advance

Not wanting to be too depressing, but natural disasters can affect anyone, anywhere. It is a positive outcome of the earthquakes in Christchurch to see a practical guide being written that suggests how institutions can prepare for such disasters...before they happen.

About the project

The earthquake of 22 February 2011 required Christchurch…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 24, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Effective coaching questions

Questions are part of our everyday lives, and it’s a challenge to communicate without them. If you have ever played those games where you have to communicate without any questions you know what a fundamental role they play. There are many types of questions, each of which has a different purpose, including (but not limited to) probing,…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 22, 2018 at 22:13 — 3 Comments

What is the difference between blogs, wikis, and discussion forums?

Screenshot of phpbb in use on a games forum.

Image via Wikipedia



I was recently asked what the difference was between…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 22, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

On the shoulders of giants: Creative Commons and commercial use

A post by John Owen

Creative Commons (CC) provides the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 20, 2018 at 23:30 — 3 Comments

Looking at student success through a cultural lens: Iwi and whānau speak

Melanie Riwai-Couch works tirelessly with iwi especially around iwi and whānau 'voice'.

Melanie is from a bicultural marriage at a time when it was unusual, and when her parents split, her father brought her up. Growing up with strong Māori roots gave her an interesting perspective on life. She lives and works in Ngāi Tahu, but does not claim Ngāa Tahu in her…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 18, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Using data to build better education systems plus a belief that all learners are capable of success

This post was written by and posted by Helen Walters (27th June 2012) on the TED blog here |…

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Added by Hazel Owen on January 29, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Have you noticed how, when you articulate things - either in a verbal or written form - it feels clearer in your head?

Have you noticed how, when you articulate things - either in a verbal or written form - it feels clearer in your head? Sometimes you may write or say something that you weren't expecting. There is also evidence from psychology and neuroscience that talking through traumatic experiences, issues, and challenges, shifts it from the amygdala to the frontal lobe; in other words from the instinctual part of your brain to the processing part of your brain - which is on of…

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Added by Hazel Owen on January 28, 2018 at 13:05 — No Comments

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