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Finding information in a networked world: EdNA

Posted by Martin Parisio on July 28th, 2010

Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon wisely stated that, the meaning of ‘knowing’ has shifted from being able to remember and repeat information to being able to find and use it (Simon, 1996, cited in National Research Council, 2000, p. 5).
Education Network Australia (EdNA) is a network for Australian educators that offers services such as News [...]

ABC Podcast: The Digital Classroom

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 22nd, 2010

What impact is digital interactive technology having on education? And what will the classroom of the future look like? These are just some of the questions that were raised at the 2010 Australian Council for Computers in Education conference.
Listen to Radio National’s Future Tense:

Photo – Vancouver Film School (Flickr.com/ Creative Commons)

Podcasts for learning and teaching

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 2nd, 2009

Following Joshua Kim’s Blog U post, Podcasts for Learning Technologies – definitely check out his recommendations – here’s a quick spin around podcasts for learning and teaching in higher education.
First, a bit of spruiking for LTC’s podcast series on Engaging Students – lovely stuff here from award-winning Macquarie teachers, visiting scholars, Macquarie staff and students [...]

New podcast: Chinese students’ transition into uni

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 28th, 2009

Check out the latest addition to the LTC podcast series Engaging Students:
Chinese Students’ Transition into University – Liyun Huang
Liyun Huang, a visiting scholar from China, talks about issues and challenges Chinese international students may face when they make their transition into university life in Australian universities.
The talk starts with a comparison of eastern and western [...]

Managing Online Teaching Workload

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 23rd, 2009

This useful and timely post comes from the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) joint campus:
As much fun as teaching on line can be, one would think that being able to avoid driving to campus multiple times weekly to stand in front of a classroom in [...]

Baby boomers, gen x and gen y

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 24th, 2009

This blog has previously expressed some scepticism about the claims for digital natives, millenials, gen y, the i-gen.
In this podcast and slideshow from the Engaging Students series, LTC’s Margot McNeill gives a run-down on the differences between baby boomers, gen x and gen y and their experiences of learning and teaching.
Note Margot’s words of caution [...]

Engaging Students podcast series

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 13th, 2009

Check out the latest in LTC’s Engaging Students podcast series.  In it I speak to Cynthia Townley from Philosophy about student engagement, ethics and her philosophy of teachers as learners.
Last year, Cynthia, together with colleagues  Catriona MacKenzie and Mianna Lotz, received an ALTC citation for excellence in the development of a cross-disciplinary research-based ethics program, [...]