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Hazel Owen's Blog – June 2017 Archive (12)

Learning in a blended learning environment: What a student might do...

Following on from previous scenarios I have shared, this one is based on a hypothetical student called Nadif. It briefly follows his progress through a blended learning, English Language Learning programme.…


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Added by Hazel Owen on June 29, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Digital Literacy and online tools for learning – the Scenario of Susie

This is a mindmap and hypothetical scenario that tells the story of Susie and her use of online tools to conduct research for her assignments. The mindmap: Susie Online…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 24, 2017 at 5:00 — No Comments

A confession, a smartphone, and a te reo Māori Language App

English: Samsung Galaxy A confession...a few years ago I bought my first smartphone (Samsung Galaxy), and I have found it really useful. I must admit, until the point where I had my very own smartphone...and for probably the first couple of weeks while I shifted my mindset, I couldn't see what all the fuss…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 23, 2017 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Change at the speed of...so, who has got it right?

There is, perhaps, a perception that change is happening at great speed. However, some of the big institutions (e.g. education, health) appear to be positively glacial with the rate they are responding to change, and what is more, there seems to be quite a bit of opposition to such change. This was brought home in a post shared by …

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 22, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Why do we need gender diversity in the workplace?

There is no doubt that diversity in the workplace is beneficial. However, it is important to avoid generalisations, especially when referring to gender (Medland, 2012). Lynda Gratton (director of the Centre for Women in Business at London Business School), for example, observes that “there is no substantive difference between men and women at work. Some people are highly caring and…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 21, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Could competency based learning form the basis for reform in higher education?

Richard Elliott in his eLearning Watch for June (which you can subscribe to here), had a great range of links to resources, ideas, and events. One that I particularly enjoyed was his recommendation to try the blog, Online learning insights: A Blog about Open and Online Education, written by Debbie…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 15, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Holiday course offering from SCRATCHPAD

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 15, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

(Why) Do You Engage at Work?

It's a good question. (Why) do you engage at work? What is it that motivates you to get out of bed every morning and get going? Ed Flagg shares the following post from Science Daily asking us to

Reflect for moment, if you will, about the reason(s) you engage at work…
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Added by Hazel Owen on June 14, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Should we be aiming for our Learning Management Systems to be 'next gen'?

A while back I read a blog post by Tom Vander Ark entitled "Why Aren't There Any Next Gen Learning Platforms?". Something that …

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 11, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Blended learning, distance education & enhanced learning outcomes for Māori learners

Pōhutukawa Tree taken at Cornwallis Beach , We... Image via Wikipedia
Mason Durie shares a little bit of history around around flexible and distance education in Aotearoa NZ, looking back to 1922 at Te Aho o te… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on June 8, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

With 4 generations in the workforce, who can you expect to be working with?

Before describing the four generations that may be present in today’s workplace, it is important to identify a couple of caveats around generational cohort research. Parry and Urwin (2011) indicate that there is a tendency toward ‘snapshot’ research rather than longitudinal studies of individuals or cohorts. Also, the research design often does not…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 6, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

Things to watch - has much changed in education since 2010?

eFest meets Teaching and Learning Conference 2009 Image by hazelowendmc via Flickr

Back in 2010, on the final day of the DEANZ conference, Derek Wenmoth started a discussion (that included the audience :-) around things to watch for: I'd like to…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 6, 2017 at 6:30 — No Comments

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