The Ethos community offers a place for anyone interested in learning to share conversations and ideas, and to build an online identity.
We believe that by helping students and teachers 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, Web 2. 0 (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 Web 2.0's rich resources (see this glossary) to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, enable students with various life commitments to study, and find new ways of connecting learners with content and each other, empower learners to create their own content and enable them to reach their desired learning goals. It can also empower education practitioners to engage with students more, moving away from the front of the room to a shared space where they too become learners.
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.
The models underpinning Ethos Consultancy's work are:
You may, or may not ;-p be wondering what the differences are between aims, learning outcomes and objectives. In a nutshell:
Hi everyone, after a gentle poke from Hazel I am back in this lovely community to share a great resource that has come to me this week on how to build your online community.
I love the easy to skim format of 50 quick tips to keep your community alive and buzzing, I hope you find this resource useful too.
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We are pleased to advise that the second issue of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology for 2013 has now been published.
The editorial for AJET Issue 29(2) and the articles it contains are available from this link AJET 29(2).
We would like to thank our team of Associate Editors,…
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