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Nau mai, haere mai - welcome

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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Using reward contingencies in online activities to facilitate engagement in a statistics class

Posted by Hazel Owen on February 27, 2017 at 13:00 1 Comment



Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia opened suggests that engagement comprises the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance learning at university.



With statistics, the course and the knowledge-base is cumulative,…

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More Bouquets: Two Secondary Schools

Posted by Paul Keown on February 24, 2017 at 22:51 0 Comments

Case Study Three: Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Hobsonville Point is a very new school – established in 2014 so now in just its 4th year. Its roll of 348 (2016) is 65% Pakeha , 12% Maori, 12% Asian and 4% Pasifika. It could be argued that because a brand new school starts from a blank slate that it will look closely at current and even future thinking and build a culture, a curriculum and an education based on current best practice. It seems that this…

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Developing relationships - the key to fostering online professional communities

Posted by Hazel Owen on February 20, 2017 at 21:30 1 Comment

I am sure that online communities, and your participation in them, will not be the silver bullet for all lifelong learning and professional development needs. I am convinced, however, that they provide an important piece of the puzzle.

Also, not all online communities are equally effective in providing a space for people with common interests to creatively, robustly and…

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Twitter analytics in R...and using Twitter in teaching

Posted by Hazel Owen on February 17, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

Lyndon Walker started this session by asking the questions who uses Twitter (nearly everyone), and who uses Twitter in their teaching (not many). He then moved on to look at different ways Twitter can be used in teaching starting with 'transmission' (e.g. reminders that appear via Blackboard directly to a student's Twitter feed), and others such as;

  • class…
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Data mining interactions in a 3D immersive environment for real-time feedback during simulated surgery

Posted by Hazel Owen on February 16, 2017 at 14:00 0 Comments

An illustration of the sources and data types ...
An illustration of the sources and data types…
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Here is my article on leadership - what do you think?

Posted by John S. Oliver on February 15, 2017 at 15:30 5 Comments

Leaders Provide Guidance

 

Here are my reflections on qualities of a great leader.

A leader provides the following kinds of guidance to an organization.

That organization can be a family, small group, class, church, school, company, club, etc.

 

 

Conceptual Guidance

Mission statement

Vision statement

Core values

Other elements of strategic planning

 

 

Concrete…

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

Started by Catriona Pene in Facilitation 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles. Last reply by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie Jan 27. 1 Reply

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

Does ESOL teaching pay?

Started by Adon Kumar in Learning (e.g. preferences, styles, requirements). Last reply by Lorraine Makutu Jun 10, 2015. 1 Reply

I want to share my exciting…Continue

Tags: PrivateTutor, Sociolinguistics, ESOL

Online glossary

Started by Sylvia Hach in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Allanah King May 1, 2015. 7 Replies

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

Tags: Glossary

 
 
 

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TV 2 | All That We Share

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? Introducing All That We Share. The English version.
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More Bouquets: Two Secondary Schools

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New Classrooms presents Teach to One: Math

New Classrooms is a nonprofit organization that leverages classroom design, teacher talent, and technology to enable personalized learning for more than 7,00...
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