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Designing and MAKING (my) World Wide Web for learning

Posted by Martin Parisio on March 7th, 2011

With the arrival of web-based systems such as iLearn, university teachers more than ever before are offered avenues to customise their digital learning environment for students.  Embedding videos on webpages along with instruction and other learning resources is one such way to customise.  There is strong pedagogical reasoning that underpins the use of video as [...]

Virtual Archaeology and Learning by Design

Posted by tomkerr on January 31st, 2011

Virtual archaeology is a relatively recent discipline where 3D graphic software is used to construct a representation of an archaeological site, usually for educational purposes. Until the advent of easily accessible and cheap 3D software, the field was mainly the domain of
Hollywood, where CGI experts were employed to create accurate representations of historical scenes [...]

Science and Maths: Managing Teaching for Diversity

Posted by maparry on November 26th, 2010

Curriculum change and renewal is a hot topic in many Australian universities…

Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Forums: Which one, when and how?

Posted by leemowbray on September 16th, 2010

There are a number of possible tools to choose from when creating an online communication resource. This LTC document introduces three similar (but different) online technologies, a Blog, a Wiki and a Discussion Forum. Although none of these technologies was designed as an educational tool, each has inherent capabilities that allow us to use them [...]

Learning, Novelty and Change

Posted by tomkerr on August 30th, 2010

The links between learning, theories of communication and information theory have been the subject of discussion in a number of learning and teaching forums recently. In fact the development of many educational technologies relies on an understanding of how these theories impact on each other to some degree or other.
oldberg (2001) says: “unlike instinctive [...]

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)

Posted by leemowbray on August 13th, 2010

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is launching a new initiative intended to bring the teaching and learning community into a collective discussion about ways of gathering evidence of the impact of our innovations and current practices. What are the current effective practices that would enable us to collect that evidence?
With the advent of Web 2.0, [...]

Opening a window on Burma through LinkedIn

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 22nd, 2010

Are you a member of LinkedIn? I have to admit I’ve been registered on LinkedIn for quite a while but am not that active. Today however I received an interesting notification from Daniel Opacki, a member of a group I belong to called Teachers Without Borders (TWB). Their mission statement says they ‘advance human welfare through professional development [...]