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April 2013 Blog Posts (13)

Work in Kazakhstan....

Peter Breach, a long term member of the Ethos Online community has just dropped me a line with information about a job opportunity teaching in Kazakhstan. The details are as follows:

The interested applicant will have

- 5+years…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 26, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Transforming lives in Cambodia by helping to ensure human rights

Just over a year ago I met a remarkable woman, Denise Arnold. She held myself and a group of friends entranced as she described the work she is involved in with the Cambodia Charitable trust (and you can hear her speak in the video below).

The purpose of the Trust is to…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 24, 2013 at 18:25 — No Comments

ASK FM Social Networking Site under discussion

The focus on "creating inclusive, safe cultures in schools" (Mark Osborne) is a central concern for the vast majority of people. In part this is achieved by involving parents, whānau, and the wider community, especially when it comes to positive experiences online (see …


Added by Hazel Owen on April 24, 2013 at 16:45 — No Comments

Report: Māori learners in the workplace setting

Although there is a significant body of research on Māori learners in institutional settings, there is far less literature focused on the experience of Māori learners within workplace settings – especially in industry training. This…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 22, 2013 at 14:43 — No Comments

Video Biography of Coach John Wooden and More


Here is a very inspiring video biography of an outstanding Christian college basketball coach John Wooden and the teaching tool he used to instill character development in his athletes. 

This can serve as inspiration of all coaches and teachers.

What is important is more than the subject matter but the universal principles that are instilled.

That is what will last far beyond the last day of class or final game of the…


Added by John S. Oliver on April 21, 2013 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

What impact is participating in a Virtual Professional Learning and Development programme having for students? Check out this video

This video provides some teacher's reflections and insights as to how participating within the Virtual Professional Learning and Development programme programme has helped their students and impacted their practice.

VPLD Hui 2012 - Reflections from…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 19, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Cultural Examples of Collaborative Learning: What does this like for you and your learners?

I was working on something this afternoon, and was quite excited to stumble across the following resource. The reason for my excitement? It provides concrete examples of how culture can impact collaborative learning. The focus is on Indigenous Mayan communities,Guatemala and European American middle-class…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 18, 2013 at 17:20 — No Comments

Steve Wheeler e-learning resources

was tweeting the other day and came across this resource from Steve Wheeler, some of the presentations may be of use to some people

Added by Nigel Bailey on April 18, 2013 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

Even if you aren't involved in writing learning objectives, you are likely to need to be able to interpret them - as a facilitator, as a learner yourself, or as a parent. The visual tools developed by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University provides an accessible guide to learning objectives, based on Anderson and Krathwohl’s (2001*) revision of the original Bloom’s taxonomy (Bloom & Krathwohl, 1956). This document offers a three-dimensional…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 17, 2013 at 11:45 — No Comments

Human architecture of the brain and cognitive load theory - so what?

Another person who I have watched (on video) is Lane Clark, (and talked about her work for e.g. What is real learning?) so I am really looking forward to her session.

Interesting that Lane had music playing,…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 15, 2013 at 16:02 — 7 Comments

Organisational approaches to e-learning in the tertiary sector: An annotated bibliography

Tertiary sector organisations have developed a range of approaches around planning and implementing eLearning. This report gives an overview of some of the research literature relating to a variety of…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 15, 2013 at 15:08 — 1 Comment

More about MOOCs - a teaching guide

A few days ago Paige Harris contacted me to let me know about an article she had written about MOOCs. She indicated that "the resource provides an intro on the topic of MOOCs: how they differ from traditional courses, and how one can plan and prepare to teach an MOOC".

Part of me still questions the focus of the MOOCs a la some of the big universities, compared with…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 14, 2013 at 18:38 — No Comments

The wonderful world of ePortfolios...Australian style

Thanks, as always to the wonderful, Allison Miller, who is one of the key figures in ePortfolios in Australasia, and globally. You can find out heaps more about the work she and ePortfolios Australia do on their informative website: …


Added by Hazel Owen on April 8, 2013 at 15:25 — 1 Comment

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