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Adobe Connect Web Conferencing unpacked: Follow Up Session



Thursday 28th October 2010 saw the second of the Adobe Connect Web Conferencing unpacked series of free taster sessions offered and facilitated by Kymm…

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 29, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

Working with Hot Potatoes Quizzes in LMSs and wikis



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One of the teachers with whom I have been working has been experimenting… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on October 20, 2010 at 9:54 — No Comments

Second Life in the Language Classroom (Belma Gaukrodger at Sharefest)



Belma asked some questions first to see who has learned a second language, is a language teacher, and would like to learn a second language. She then posed the question "What is Second Life", and there were some great conversations around the literal and metaphorical meanings of second life.…



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Added by Hazel Owen on September 28, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

eLearning attributes of mobile devices with an emphasis on smart phones and the iPad (Peter Looms at Sharefest)

Peter Olaf Looms opened this session about the attributes of mobile devices, smart phones and iPads with a suggestion that the wait and see approach is an… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on September 28, 2010 at 8:51 — No Comments

Mixed mode learning environment for midwifery students (Adam McMillan et al at Sharefest)

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 27, 2010 at 16:13 — No Comments

Get excited and change things: How the library is engaging with Unitec's new eLearning strategy - a case study (Fran Skilton and Penny Dugmore)

Fran Skilton started by giving some of the driver around strategy at Unitec in general and in the Library in particular. The two key points made were the Living Curriculum and Innovation in Teaching. Complementary to this are the principles of… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on September 27, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Can you teach a manual skills like shorthand via e-learning (Joanne True at Sharefest)

Lange Manzanar j8CC-802A Image via WikipediaJoanne began by… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on September 27, 2010 at 11:58 — No Comments

A Black Box Approach to eLearning Course Design and Review (Steve Lowe at Sharefest)

Steve Lowe started the sessionby explaining that he has been playin g with Moodle for about 10 years. His system (used in a loose sense...aka total chaos) is trying to get some sense into the chaos.





One of Steve's points was…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 27, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

Adobe Connect Web Conferencing unpacked: Introductory Session



The Adobe Connect Web Conferencing unpacked: Introductory Session was a free taster session offered and facilitated by Kymm McPhail. She gave some practical…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 16, 2010 at 16:51 — No Comments

Netsafe embraces social networking: Learn, Guide, Protect

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 7, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

Where to next? The Shape of future Virtual Professional Development - a conversation



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Please jump in and take a part in the conversation…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 19, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

Fun, friendship and the future: Meeting in Wellington (July 2010)

Ken's session - VPD Meeting June 10-11 2010

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The second face-to-face meeting of the VPD teachers' community was held Thursday 10th and Friday 11th June 2010, at the Brentwood Hotel in Kilbirnie,…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 7, 2010 at 19:12 — No Comments

Engaging learners up in the Far North: One teacher's update (Clarence Yates; Kaitaia College)

Te Hapua Wharf, Northland, New Zealand

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Kia ora,

Yes I am still up here in the Far North. It has been an extremely busy time for different reasons, Term 1 was so compressed for us up here and…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments

Virtual Professional Development - what can that look like?



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Virtual Professional Development (VPD) is a concept that can offer opportunities for teachers and other education practitioners to focus on things that are…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 24, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments

How to share your screen in Skype

Image representing Skype as depicted in CrunchBase

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Having used screen sharing in Skype on many occasions now I have been really impressed with the quality and the lack of time lag (and it works on both MacOX and… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on May 20, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Moodle for New Zealand Schools

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If you are an educator in New Zealand or further afield, you may find the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on May 18, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

What's on offer for learners? (Peter Coolbear, DEANZ 2010)

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Peter Coolbear, in his closing address to the conference, raised some key questions from the conference for the participants at the conference to go away and think… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on April 28, 2010 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

The great debate that wasn't!! - DEANZ 2010

Teaching ePortfolios: Department of Natural Sc... Image by hazelowendmc via Flickr
The debate panel was comprised of Simon Atkinson, Niki Davis, Terry… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on April 27, 2010 at 15:01 — No Comments

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