Following on from previous scenarios I have shared, this one is based on a hypothetical student called Nadif. It briefly follows his progress through a blended learning, English Language Learning programme.…
Added by Hazel Owen on June 29, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments
Over three semesters screen casts were successfully used with Elementary English language learners for writing feedback and peer learning. As a result, accuracy improved and students were more engaged in redrafting. Amongst improvements noted were all the students started passing their final writing assessments. Screen casts…
This is a mindmap and hypothetical scenario that tells the story of Susie and her use of online tools to conduct research for her assignments. The mindmap: Susie Online…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on June 24, 2017 at 5:00 — No Comments
A confession...a few years ago I bought my first smartphone (Samsung Galaxy), and I have found it really useful. I must admit, until the point where I had my very own smartphone...and for probably the first couple of weeks while I shifted my mindset, I couldn't see what all the fuss…Continue
There is, perhaps, a perception that change is happening at great speed. However, some of the big institutions (e.g. education, health) appear to be positively glacial with the rate they are responding to change, and what is more, there seems to be quite a bit of opposition to such change. This was brought home in a post shared by …Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on June 22, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments
There is no doubt that diversity in the workplace is beneficial. However, it is important to avoid generalisations, especially when referring to gender (Medland, 2012). Lynda Gratton (director of the Centre for Women in Business at London Business School), for example, observes that “there is no substantive difference between men and women at work. Some people are highly caring and…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on June 21, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments
It’s been a big sporting month. It has been amazing to watch so many young, talented Kiwis triumph at the London Olympics; and even better to see that success galvanize the whole country into a mood of pride and celebration.
Ask any of our returning Olympians what has contributed to their success and the answers will almost certainly be a mixture of passion, drive, commitment, hard…Continue
Added by David O'Connor on June 20, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments
This is a post that was written by the wonderful Ed Flagg before he passed away. His recommendation remains valuable as do the questions he poses, so I am sharing it again - hope you enjoy. Hazel
Here is an interesting excerpt from an interview with Melvin Konner, a professor in the departments of anthropology and of neuroscience and behavioral biology at Emory University, USA. His latest book,…Continue
Richard Elliott in his eLearning Watch for June (which you can subscribe to here), had a great range of links to resources, ideas, and events. One that I particularly enjoyed was his recommendation to try the blog, Online learning insights: A Blog about Open and Online Education, written by Debbie…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on June 15, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments
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It's a good question. (Why) do you engage at work? What is it that motivates you to get out of bed every morning and get going? Ed Flagg shares the following post from Science Daily asking us to
Reflect for moment, if you will, about the reason(s) you engage at work…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on June 14, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments
I apologise to my readers for the long break in posts!
But here I am back again!
There is a very interesting event going on at the moment. This is the What Next programme hosted by Nigel Latta and John Campbell on TV1. I hope many teachers and classes are watching this programme and taking…
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Classrooms have come a long way. There’s been an exponential growth in educational technology advancement over the past few years. From overhead projectors to iPads, it’s important to understand not only what’s coming next but also where it all started.
We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on June 8, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments
Before describing the four generations that may be present in today’s workplace, it is important to identify a couple of caveats around generational cohort research. Parry and Urwin (2011) indicate that there is a tendency toward ‘snapshot’ research rather than longitudinal studies of individuals or cohorts. Also, the research design often does not…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on June 6, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments
Back in 2010, on the final day of the DEANZ conference, Derek Wenmoth started a discussion (that included the audience :-) around things to watch for: I'd like to…Continue
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