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 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.
Information is unstructured, especially when it is en masse (think, for instance, the Internet). The amount of available content is doubling every 5 years, and we just don't have the time or the cognitive capacity to keep up with everything.
People have amazing ideas, but the computational abilities are often not ready. "At the…Continue
Meet Edgar is a way to automate your social media marketing better than Hoot Suite or Buffer
You can load up 1000 or more in your library and schedule them well in advance plus to repeat.
By systematically tweeting and using Facebook them more will come to this community as you share the most popular blog posts and videos.
interview of founder…Continue
Always an issue under discussion, privacy online and how concerned you need to be, is the focus of many a CIO, IT coordinator, teacher, and parent. No matter who you are, of what your views on sharing are, it is wise to keep up to speed with thinking about privacy especially if you are a regular user of social media.Continue
I sometimes work with coachees who will come up with a strategy, and then immediately add the tag “that won’t work because…”. This focus tends to result in some great ideas and strategies never getting off the ground as a result.
The Disney Strategy was developed by the Neuro Linguistic Programme (NLP) practitioner, Robert Dilts. Dilts based the strategy on the approach Walt Disney…Continue
What are the most important issues for students and parents when it comes to satisfaction with Higher Eduction (HE)? This infographic (based on US data) highlights important factors, as well as providing some guidelines for improving the overall college experience. I was particularly impressed that parents...an often neglected or unheard voice in education...are included - and…Continue
Hi everybody,I teach a first year blended, flipped Anatomy & Physiology paper at a tertiary institution in Auckland, New Zealand and we have struggled to find a good platform for an online…Continue
I recently attended a meeting where the key topic of discussion was the exploitation of migrant workers by their migrant employers. The plight of some migrants both on shore and on the oceans was…Continue
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