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We believe that by helping learners and education practitioners keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.

With its flexibility and rich wealth of resources, technology (when informed by education principles that recognise human learning as social and contextualised), can empower learners to collaborate fruitfully, using new information and ideas to build on what they already know.

In turn, education practitioners can use rich multimedia resources to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, to give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, to enable students with various life commitments to study, and to find new ways of enabling learners to reach their desired goals.

The aim of this site is to share effective practice, resources and ideas by encouraging discussion around the design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation of online communities and how they impact learning in all education sectors. We are also sharing resources and ideas around ePortfolios and Green ICT in Education.

Because collaboration and openness are two of our guiding principles, we choose to use this Ning as the forum for projects in which we are involved.

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Do Touch and Hold the Exhibit

Posted by Zack Hargrove on May 3, 2019 at 19:34 0 Comments

Once, a comedian told a hilarious story on how he left a rental car at the airport and got away with it. But it worked for him only because no one else does it. The same principle can apply for touching and holding an exhibit item in the museum (which is a part of the diverse learning lifestyle). If a storyteller would crash the car at the gates of the airport and left it on the runway, the story would probably be a…

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Transactional or transformational coaching?

Posted by Hazel Owen on May 2, 2019 at 12:09 0 Comments

In the art of coaching there are many different approaches and definitions. However, at a basic level they all are either transactional (coaching for performance) and / or transformational (coaching for a change in awareness and understanding that can lead to improved performance). The two foci are strongly interrelated with the transactional…

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Find My Phone And Other Christmas Tech Savvy Tips

Posted by Amy Scholl on December 5, 2018 at 23:00 0 Comments

Christmas is literally just around the corner and we all simply cannot wait. From festive décor and seasonal dishes to spending time with family and even traveling there is no denying how much there is to look forward to.

  • Learn about Find My Phone and what you need to make it work!
  • How to find your missing phone Step by Step!
  • 9 Apps and Online Services for a Techy Christmas!

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Sapiens and the Sixth Extinction

Posted by Paul Keown on December 1, 2018 at 23:00 0 Comments

My apologies to readers for a long break between postings. However, I have been using my non-posting time to do some serious reading about the relationship between values and some of the major and intensifying issues facing us all in the first half of the 21st century. My quest started while I was in Germany and the UK over winter visiting our five grandchildren of that side of the world. I thoroughly enjoy the privilege of reading the Guardian and the Observer newspapers on a regular basis.…

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What coaching and mentoring is...and isn't

Posted by Hazel Owen on November 8, 2018 at 16:54 0 Comments

A lovely overview from Sarah Whiting, about what coaching and mentoring is...and isn't, and a couple of the options available through CORE Education.

The description from the Edtalks site reads:

Sarah Whiting, facilitator for CORE Education, discusses the role of coaching and mentoring in teaching. She talks about how important it is that coaching and mentoring happens alongside people, providing support in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Sarah explains how…

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Why and How to Effectively Start Monitoring Your Children’s Phone

Posted by Amy Scholl on November 6, 2018 at 16:57 0 Comments

As a parent, you may consider monitoring your kid’s online activities in order to make them spend less time on the Internet and not engage with dangerous things. Still, there’s a fine line between monitoring and invading their privacy. So, why should you do it? and how can it be done without crossing the line?

At Kidguard we support and care for healthy relationships between children and parents, find out what are the updated tips on …

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Controversial Topic: Should I Spy on My Kid's Cellphone?

Started by Amy Scholl in Safety and Netiquette Sep 27, 2018. 0 Replies

What's your honest opinion about monitoring your children mobile devices? What is the best way to educate your children regarding online safety? Any stories?Continue

Tags: monitoring, my, children, education, cyberbullying

E-Learning: It's Not Just About Technology!

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles. Last reply by Paul Keown Mar 13, 2017. 2 Replies

As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of myVLE.com learning management system, I had the opportunity during the past few years to research the main hindrances to e-learning…Continue

Tags: LMS, e-learning

Applying 'The Chaos Monkey' to your life

Started by Sarah Whiting in Professional Development. Last reply by Tessa Gray Mar 4, 2017. 1 Reply

I am currently completing the whole life challenge and every few days, I get sent emails around practices that support improving my life from the inside out. Most of the time, I just flick the…Continue

A quick reminder about passwords and how to create an awesome one.

Started by Catriona Pene in Facilitation Feb 28, 2017. 0 Replies

Got 3 minutes? Well worth a watch of this video to get some tips on creating awesome passwords.Continue

 
 
 

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