Archive For The “Learning” Category

TeacherTube. What next?

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TeacherTube.  What next?

OK, maybe I’d prefer LearnerTube.com, ULearnTube.com or something, but at least it’s a start.

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Leadership and Teachers

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I think a Professional Leadership Community approach has a lot to offer. But what do we need leadership in teaching for? Brian Lord and Barbara Miller have this to say: At present, we do not know enough about teacher leadership to make bold claims for its effectiveness in helping reforms go to scale or improving…

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Lectures: Pro and Con

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Lectures: Pro and Con

Today in a class of 200 plus physics students, the textbook was seen as the most useful source of learning for the last term. 60% plus. Lectures were second. There has been some writing on the topic of lectures recently. Mary Burgan’s December article [Burgan, M. 2006. “In Defense of Lecturing,” Change Magazine, November/December] has…

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Shift to UCTL (2)

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I now have a name plate on my door, and work is ramping up with calls about things WebCT for the new semester. But I’m still not sure about workshops as a vehicle for professional development. I found this video on a website today, one of two CareerBuilder.com‘s adverts at the super bowl. One of…

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Online workshop with George Siemens . . . Starts today

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For me, (in Christchurch) this starts today in 30 minutes. For details about the workshop, check out scope.lidc.sfu.ca/ Sylvia, our SCOPE host, says: This seminar is scheduled for January 10 – 30, and we may decide organize additional Elluminate sessions during that time. In keeping with the tradition at SCoPE, newcomers, latecomers, lurkers, and passersby…

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Participatory clture

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Participatory clture

I work with Tim Greig most Tuesdays and Thursday. Through his MLIS course he has come up with some quite interesting reading. Last week he has gave me a copy of Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century by Henry James and others. The readers digest summary is found in…

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Learning Journals = vaults of good stuff

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Learning Journals = vaults of good stuff

I’ve gone a little cold on Learning Journals. At least the personal, compulsory ones that are part of a formal taught course. Now I think: make them public, give them another name, add a few more tools, generate some new habits (for tutors and participants). Several comments: 1. Good stuff is wasted inside the locked…

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Course as community (cont)

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Course as community (cont)

More from Learning Ecology, Communities, and Networks: Extending the classroom (eLearnspace) What is needed? What is needed? We need to bring elements into the learning experience that allow for extension beyond classrooms…and integration with “real life” We need to be able to “tap into” a means of staying current within our fields. Courses can’t serve…

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Webquests

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These, I nearly had forgotten about.  Glen revamped IT712 into a webquest format in 2003 and it has proved a big hit. Webquest links: WebQuests (Bernie Dodge’s website) “This site is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the WebQuest model to teach with the web. By pointing to excellent examples…

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Course as Community

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Course as Community

The Applied e-Teaching and Support qual that was developed at the College last year aspires to build a community approach to the learning process. We ran a pilot last year, with some success, althought we certainly learned a lot. Here are a few blogs that have posted on this issue. Mathemagenic Blog (Lilia Efimova) blog.mathemagenic.com/2003/10/17.html#a805…

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