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Using Wikis for group work tasks

Posted by Lyn Collins on March 16th, 2011

Teaching evaluation feedback often indicates that students want more opportunities for group work.   There are several technological solutions that Educational Developers can suggest, but they all lay outside the current LMS (that may change when Moodle arrives). Some Academics requiring a collaborative technology to facilitate group work take advantage of wiki functionality because they [...]

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 [...]

Wiki won’t you?

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 8th, 2010

My favourite Blogger, Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers posted 7 videos all educators should watch. I liked Kevin Honeycutt’s offering ‘I need my teachers to learn’. Certainly no oscar’s here but this line ‘prepare us for the future and not your past’ rings true at many levels. So why not take a ‘ride’ towards the future [...]

The Post-Corporate University

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 2nd, 2009

Check out this interesting “online experiment”: The Post-Corporate University
The Post-Corporate University starts from an assumption that the University is in crisis and that this crisis has been caused by the social and economic characteristics of neoliberalism.  Asking the question, Is Another University Possible?, it provides space for multiple answers and interventions.
If this sounds [...]

More on the Educause challenges for 2009

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 19th, 2009

Back in February, this blog listed the Educause top 5 learning and teaching challenges for 2009:

Creating learning environments that promote active learning, critical thinking, collaborative learning, and knowledge creation
Developing 21st-century literacies (information, digital, and visual) among students and faculty
Reaching and engaging today’s learners
Encouraging faculty adoption and innovation in teaching and learning with IT
Advancing innovation in [...]

Upcoming LTC workshops and webinars!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 5th, 2009

Social Media in Education Webinar – Wed 13 May, 10.00-11.00am
This session presents the current issues, opportunities and directions for education in a world powered by Web2.0, mobile, non-passive communication technologies. It is ideal for anyone trying to understand how social media impacts learning and teaching, the engagement of students, and the technologies that deliver enriched [...]

Youtube Edu

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on April 20th, 2009

Following the news that you can now download lectures from Youtube comes the creation of a new section to highlight higher education content.  In the past, users categorised videos as educational (or not) with haphazard results.  The new YouTube EDU page includes only material submitted by colleges and universities.
Among the most viewed videos for this [...]

Uni of the People

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 12th, 2009

Here is another contender in the category of “social network unis” – previous mentions of similar(ish) ideas in this blog have included CCLearn, WikiEducator, ITunesU, Ebay Uni, Academic Earth, and P2P.
University of the People, a nonprofit organisation, “promises to open the gates of higher education to anyone in the world interested in attending college.”  Anyone, [...]

Top 5 teaching and learning challenges for 2009

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 17th, 2009

Educause have used a wiki to identify the top teaching and learning challenges for 2009.  The final list, ranked by popularity, includes:

Creating learning environments that promote active learning, critical thinking, collaborative learning, and knowledge creation.
Developing 21st-century literacies among students and faculty (information, digital, and visual).
Reaching and engaging today’s learner.
Encouraging faculty adoption and innovation in [...]

Are you a WikiEducator?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on December 1st, 2008

WikiEducator allows educators to share free e-learning content.  It is an evolving  community  with a focus on the collaborative planning of education projects, building open education resources, and networking on  funding proposals.

Interesting content includes the Internationalising Online programs toolkit; principles, procedures and practice for e-learning, and a look at educational uses of Playstation [...]