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Hazel Owen's Blog – August 2017 Archive (8)

Māori and Pasifika learners: To make change it has to be a tide rather than a wave

I was going back through the archives, and came across this overview of a webinar where participants discussed some thoughts around working with Maori and Pasifika learners (recording can be accessed here). The ideas are still really current, so I thought it was worth dipping into it again...enjoy :D



The session…

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 28, 2017 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

A rubric for testing the longevity and impact of iPads and other technologies

Greg Carroll shared the following really useful PLSA (Probability of Large Scale Adoption) Predictors rubric - developed by Doug Johnson (you can click through to his …

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 27, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Finding really useful images for eLearning from Stock Photography Sources

If you are involved in eLearning development, and / or instructional design, you are likely to find this article, What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning, by Tony Karrer really useful. In the article, Tony reflects on what stock photography…

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 26, 2017 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

ICTs in the daily lives of Australian students

While Matt Riddle's research is from 2008, the highlights are definitely worth revisiting (and you can find out more by clicking into his overview).

Matt Riddle starts by giving a bit of background to the study (which was funded by…

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 24, 2017 at 17:02 — No Comments

Adapting social media as a scaffolding tool for teaching health informatics

Health informatics is an applied hybrid discipline of health and life sciences, computer science and business.

Karen Day and Stewart Wells used their university’s learning management software "as a form of social medium to stimulate discussions in preparation for 2 assignments, while creating an environment in which scaffolding could occur…

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 20, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Cultural competency in a business context

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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Added by Hazel Owen on August 16, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

In the clouds: Some tools explored

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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Added by Hazel Owen on August 8, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

How do Aotearoa NZ startups compare?

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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Added by Hazel Owen on August 2, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

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