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Hazel Owen's Blog – November 2016 Archive (11)

Characteristics of eLearning: A model and associated resources

Rachel Roberts piqued my interest when she shared the diagram below, along with the following comment:

"This resource was created…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 26, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Programme publications from London Knowledge Lab



This research was shared a while back by the late Vince Ham who indicated that there were "Some interesting digests of research here".

The description of the research (from James O'Toole, London Knowledge Lab)…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 22, 2016 at 22:30 — No Comments

Blending learning for human service education

Iconic image for social science. Iconic image for social science. (Photo credit:…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 21, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Linking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment: Classroom ideas for learning with the iPad

Merryn Dunmill shared this interesting resource (original post here) that looks at Classroom ideas for learning with the iPad and "has an excellent model for adaptation for…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 19, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Appropriate education performance indicators for Open Distance Learning (ODL) organisations

Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted (Einstein)…
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 19, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Appreciative inquiry and creating effective tertiary learning spaces with ECE students

How do teachers reconcile their personal and professional selves? In a paper called Philosophy in Action students are expected to go out and ask questions. The paper was bringing back a lot of positive feedback. But there didn’t seem to be much space for student voice. What was written, compared with the ticked boxes in the evaluative survey at the end.…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 17, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Academic independence is being eroded by universities more focussed on money than academic excellence...thoughts?

This radio programme (26 mins 27 secs) from Radio NZ's Nine to Noon was shared by Diana Ayling via email. In this interview, the feature guest is Richard Hil, and Diana writes "If you have not heard this, I highly recommend as a contribution to the debate on…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 16, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments

A framework to support facilitators develop online courses

When unit standards change (e.g. as part of Post Tertiary Review of Qualifications), how do we support academics to develop courses in short timeframes, with high institutional expectations? Often educators are novices in education and experts in their vocation, and may well not have easy access to educational qualifications. Within a few weeks they may find themselves in front of…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 16, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Flipping the curriculum: Developing and assessing graduates who are ‘work ready plus’

Are we helping learners develop for work? Or work plus? Are graduates going to be ready to cope with the gnarly questions of the future? Should education be about supporting learners to develop for work...or something else?

Geoffrey Scott (Western Sydney University) advises that “good ideas with no ideas on how to implement them are…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 12, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Taking away the fear: Guided risk taking

Programme content and outcomes are important, but should not been as the primary focus for learning, This means revising the amount of stand alone theoretical content and increase the experiential learning activities (Kolb, 1984). Programmes are no longer about students remembering and proving they understand theory but has moved to experimenting with an…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 10, 2016 at 9:24 — No Comments

Job opportunity: Senior Lecturer to lead research and teaching in e-Learning

An exciting opportunity for an Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer to lead research and teaching in e-Learning/Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Canterbury. 

This appointment is evidence of the commitment of the College and the University to continuing growth in research, teaching and service in this area. It fits with the university's strategic intent to contribute to society through promoting a world-class learning environment known for…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 7, 2016 at 23:47 — 2 Comments

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