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Hazel Owen's Blog – September 2015 Archive (15)

Online resources designed for teaching development

Teaching issues tend to be similar across schools, and the 'solutions' are transferable between disciplines, where a shift in pedagogy applies to all.

The JISC publication that looks at Emerging practice in a digital age is used by David Snell  and Jane Terell to highlight the question 'is there is a new paradigm for tertiary education?'. At Massey there is a new model of Professional Development, which is a shift away from the generic workshop model. The new model looks to fully…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 24, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Khan Academy revisited

I know it's not new, but I thought it was worth having a look at the Khan Academy (a not-for-profit organisation started by Salman Khan) to see how it's going. There are now over 2,500 videos on a range of subjects including "math, science, computer…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 20, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Vital to education: Non-cognitive skills



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Added by Hazel Owen on September 19, 2015 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Computers 'do not improve' pupil results...It's not the computer, it's what your students do with them!!

It is frequently said, but seems to be lost in translation - computers alone do nothing to improve learning...it's what the students do with them!! Underpinning that is the assumption that, if students are learning skills such as problem solving, inquiry, evaluation, and collaboration, we actually assess them on those skills rather than ones that were required 10...20...or more years…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 17, 2015 at 17:15 — 6 Comments

Making the most of mobility: virtual mentoring and education practitioner professional development

Thought I would share Research in Learning Technology, the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), has just published the following:



"Making the most of mobility: virtual mentoring and education practitioner professional development" by Hazel D. Owen…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 17, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Moodle on a Cloud

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Martin Knott feels that Moodle has the capability to change lives. There are many people who would like to access education, but their life commitments mean that they…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 15, 2015 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Engaging students through e-Learning and better school to work pathways

Clarence Yates shared this post with another community we are both members of. He writes:

This report .... is certainly a report to read through especially when we are looking at the engagement of our students at school and how e-Learning can…
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Added by Hazel Owen on September 12, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Over half a million apps in the iTunes store alone - which do you choose for learning?



Have you spent hours trying to find the app that will do what you need it to do? Add to that the pressure if you are working with learners to find an app that is designed in a pedagogically sound way, and has been quality assured...by educators, and you could be searching for hours.

In the …

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 11, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Psychometric testing and the myth of personality types

Over the past few years I have become a podcast enthusiast (some may even say, bore!). I love the fact that I can be driving, running, cooking...you name it, while learning or being entertained...and often both. One of my favourite podcasts is from the BBC World Service Documentaries, and a while back, I listened to a…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 10, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

A gem of a program from an international perspective: Ka Hikitia (2010-2012)

Jill Parfitt kindly shared the latest report on Te Kotahitanga effectiveness to be released by the Ministry: KA HIKITIA - A Demonstration Report Effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 2010-2012.

An excerpt from an introduction to the report…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 10, 2015 at 12:54 — No Comments

Learn to unlearn: The path to education reform

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Chris Betcher, in this…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 9, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Moodle use in the NZ Government

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Austen Sinclair speaks frankly about using Moodle in the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of the NZ government. The IT…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 8, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

A quick take on learning spaces for future-focussed learning

“We cannot predict the future, but we do sense that we have the power to shape it. So we need to take time to reflect: on what those possible futures are, which are the more desirable, and what it takes to realise them” (Laurillard, in Norris, Mason, Lefrere, 2003, p. III).

Introduction

There are experts and…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 4, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

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