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Hazel Owen's Blog – December 2013 Archive (9)

Is the case for sharing data online open or closed? Allison Miller

We are currently living in an era where some forms of government and business information or 'data' is being made open and accessible. Known as 'open data', this service can offer a lot of potential for research and development, and improve current services. However, at the same time,…

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Added by Hazel Owen on December 16, 2013 at 18:33 — 1 Comment

Learning and teaching French: Examples and resources

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BEFORE you start reading - please note that all the links (shown in green text) in…

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Added by Hazel Owen on December 16, 2013 at 18:22 — 8 Comments

Links to ideas, resources, and tools for learning and teaching Te Reo Māori

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Kia ora koutou katoa.

Ideas for communication around and through Web 2.0 can be in a…

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Added by Hazel Owen on December 13, 2013 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Madiba - an inspiration and a guide for many generations

I would like to acknowledge the loss of Madiba - Nelson Mandela. There have been many tributes to his life, and I encourage you to dip into some of them. He was also a great advocate for, and supporter of, education for all, saying that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on December 11, 2013 at 13:14 — No Comments

Understanding the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework

After reading the latest TPACK newsletterDerek Wenmoth shared the following thoughts and resources which focus on the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)…

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Added by Hazel Owen on December 6, 2013 at 13:57 — 1 Comment

Special issue: All things eLearning and their impact on education around the world

I'm sure many of you will be jaded by the constant hype...or ongoing 'downer'...about the impact (or lack of it) of technology on education. However, it is noteworthy when publications such as Nature and Scientific American devote 25% of one of their issues to take a look at…

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Added by Hazel Owen on December 3, 2013 at 20:29 — No Comments

Why bother with Universal Design for eLearning?

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers a way of looking at learning...and the design of learning experiences...that makes us really think about the people involved. We are all different, and while neuroscience will tell us that there are some similarities with the actual 'nuts and bolts' of cognitive development, the actual process that leads to 'learning' differs from person to…
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Added by Hazel Owen on December 2, 2013 at 14:39 — 2 Comments

A brand new, shiny resource with guides about integrating eLearning into science curricula

Do you have anything to do with teaching (or learning about) science in New Zealand? Are you looking for inspiration?

If you answered 'yes' to either of those questions, you may find the resources, shared by Jane Nicholls, of interest. Jane writes that "A new resource has…

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Added by Hazel Owen on December 2, 2013 at 14:13 — No Comments

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