I’m fascinated by learning theories, the way some people chase meaning in their dreams or the machinations of their football team. Unfortunately just as someone befuddled by their dream world or why their football team is rubbish, when it comes to learning theories I have been clutching at bubbles for over a decade. They look … Continue reading Understanding & Using Educational Theories
This is from OpenLearning and is an 8 week self-paced course. By the end of this week, you should be able to: understand the benefits of networks to the online teacherdiscuss the concepts of communities of practice and network weatherdevelop useful online networks to augment your teaching practice Teacher who has tried: Private Facebook Group … Continue reading Take Your Teaching Online Week 4
Day two is proving as valuable as day one. I'd like to do this every quarter, or at least once a term ... just to get a grip on industry best practice in a fast changing world, to get a feel for what works so as to avoid what in practice does not. I've just … Continue reading EdTech Summit > Miss it our miss out!
Over the last few weeks I've followed a number of FutureLearn Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS). These have been and are: World War One: Trauma and Memory. Anika Mombauer. The OU. Just Started.Start Writing Fiction. Derek Neal. The OU. Week one of eight 1/8World War One: Aviation Comes of Age. Peter Gray. The University of Birmingham. Completed. 3/3World … Continue reading The power of Open Learning
CommentsGrainné ConoleConnectednessConstructed LearningCognitive LearningCommunities of PracticeCompendiumCurationCognitive OverloadCollaborationComplexity TheoryConstructed KnowledgeCsicksentmihalyiCreative CommonsCrowd SourcingCoxCity & GuildsCREETCompostingDoug ClowCommunities of Practice - Etienne WengerCuration Connectedness, Comments, Curation and Collaboration are interrelated: you get 'connectedness', a George Siemens coined term, as a result of curation (putting content online) which garners comments and thus creates collaboration. Comments bring like minds together and the … Continue reading
Communities of Practice Wenger (1998). In a community of practice the social dimension is central to these: through the process of sharing information and experiences with the group members learn from each other, and have an opportunity to develop personally and professionally. In communities of practice there needs to be a domain - a commitment … Continue reading Communities of Practice
Learning and identity The concepts of learning and identity are closely interwoven and seen as a social process of making meaning, primly inspired by the situated learning. (Wenger 1998)Identity is not only about our self image or other people’s image of ourselves, it is our way of living our everyday life, it is the layers … Continue reading Balancing on a thin line – Thoughts from a study of Swedish voluntary leaders in children’s football.
[These are notes that came out of module H810 on Accessibility that I took as part of the MA: Open and Distance Education. I was reading Seale, E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education, Chapter 13 : issues identified in relation to creating accessible e-learning for students with disabilities. If I recall, the module was pretty … Continue reading Accessibility and Communities of Practice
[Taking notes in May 2011 'Mobile E-Learing' before the smartphone became ubiquitous was a thing. There was a lot of theory about what might be - now we know. 21 December 2020. This was H800 in the MA ODE - the second module I took]. There must be industry reports that can give a more … Continue reading Use of Mobile in E-Learning