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What is the difference between blogs, wikis, and discussion forums?

Screenshot of phpbb in use on a games forum.

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I was recently asked what the difference was between…


Added by Hazel Owen on February 22, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

OER: The quality vs credibility vs access vs pedagogy vs legitimacy vs money debate (Dave White)

The conversation around Open Educational Resources (OERs) , Copyright, Intellectual Property, fair use, and Creative Commons licensing is still rumbling along. The outcomes seems to be reasonably inevitable to me, with those organisations that distribute, for example music, using a system that is rooted in an now outmoded business model are looking at rather a sticky end - evolve or die as the saying goes.

A while ago …


Added by Hazel Owen on April 25, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Advances in technology and connectivity mean more people are working from home - would it suit you?

Rachel Roberts shared this article from the Taranaki Daily News (cross-posted from…


Added by Hazel Owen on August 21, 2016 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Google tools get some cool new functions....

While there other tools out there other than Google, I must admit I do enjoy the functionality and collaborative opportunities that Google tools offer. So, I was really pleased with the recent flurry of updates and upgrades that have been shared by some fabulous folks over the last couple of weeks. The ones that stood out for me are:

Rachel Duckworth says that her "excitement levels are…


Added by Hazel Owen on July 12, 2016 at 17:34 — No Comments

Collaborative use of ePortfolios

If we take an ePortfolio as a concept rather than a tool or piece of software, where the learner is in control of the process. Layer on top of this collaboration as a way of people working together to bring a range of skills, background and understandings to solve a particular problem. And then add an aspect of assessment of a range of evidence selected by the learners - and this is what…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 18, 2016 at 16:11 — No Comments

Reciprocity: Building partnerships in health and social work

There is significant diversity in the fields of social work, ranging from child youth and family to general health to social policy development and analysis. Field education is the “signature pedagogy” of social work (CSWE, cited in Peterson, 2010). This way of learning involves collaboration with others in the field, with a shared goal.



Added by Hazel Owen on January 1, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Is too much collaboration something to avoid?

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This podcast, from the awesome TED Radio Hour (NPR), has a lot to think about -…


Added by Hazel Owen on October 20, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Opening up the world of learning: Making connections

Me, us, you - over time we make connections, grow and expand out thinking. Over time we come back together in groups to connect with people we know. The collaborations that develop from those connections can be incredibly powerful.

Heather Eccles,…


Added by Hazel Owen on July 8, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book!

"The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book" was a collaborative initiative (coordinated and edited by Terry Freedman) that brings together ideas and experiences from 94 contributors around the world. The hands-on practical aspect of the…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 16, 2015 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Quality connections: No 8 wire, wool and 'sure to rise': New Zealand icons and distance education pioneers

Rendering of human brain. Image via Wikipedia

Exploring some key New Zealand icons, and drawing parallels between these icons and the distance education pioneers,…


Added by Hazel Owen on February 11, 2015 at 10:43 — No Comments

By teachers – for teachers sites: A new way of providing peer support and professional development?

Paul Keown has written about his personal experiences with, as well as his research into, virtual communities of practice (VCop). It makes great reading as Paul…


Added by Hazel Owen on November 17, 2014 at 14:00 — 3 Comments

Mind the gap: A digital repository of resources to support reflective teaching and learning

In 2011 the Ako Aotearoa Southern Educational Developers’ Group  invited folks to join them in developing a repository (funded by Ako Aotearoa’s Southern Hub) - Mind the…


Added by Hazel Owen on August 17, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Digital Citizenship and Online Safety (a session facilitated by Nancy Groh)

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Added by Hazel Owen on May 17, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

One page guide to getting started with Voicethread

Or if you need a little more Voicethread have this Getting started guide for educators, and this resource offers a pretty comprehensive 'how to' guide.…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 17, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

Chromebox For Meetings: Opening up opportunities for collaborative learning?

Carolyn Bennett (e-Principal of Ako-E Online Learning Environment - FarNet and HarbourNet Schools) recently emailed through the following story from the NZ Herald, which profiles the "a videoconferencing tool designed to make it easier and less expensive to hold face-to-face...meetings even if the…


Added by Hazel Owen on February 9, 2014 at 15:23 — No Comments

The Problem Finders: Design Thinking for Genuine Epic-Scale Problem-Based Learning (Ewan McIntosh)

I have seen and heard Ewan McIntosh speaking on many occasions, but all on videos or podcasts, so I am really looking forward to seeing him live in this keynote session. The description of the session reads:Project-based learning…


Added by Hazel Owen on January 22, 2013 at 21:39 — 1 Comment

This is big Google+ for schools, businesses and governments

Darren Sudlow, who is part of the Virtual Learning Community, shared the following announcement from Google, which may make those synchronous collaborations...and meetings...way more feasible:

Like Google Apps, we think Google+ can help colleagues collaborate more easily and get things done. Google+ Hangouts in particular…

Added by Hazel Owen on November 16, 2012 at 17:33 — No Comments

Global collaboration and the One World Project

Rachel Roberts, wrote up this post about a super collaborative project: The One…


Added by Hazel Owen on February 7, 2012 at 14:20 — No Comments

Wikipedia blacked out to protest


Added by Hazel Owen on January 23, 2012 at 11:59 — 4 Comments

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