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Hazel Owen's Blog – March 2014 Archive (10)

Pay it forward: Benefits of attribution and sharing of online resources

Anyone who knows and/or who has worked with me knows that I am really focussed on ensuring that resources (multimedia and text) are only used when the author or creator has indicated it is OK to do so, and then with the point that I am probably really annoying! :-)

It was with a lot of pleasure that I read the work of Austin Kleon on attribution…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 20, 2014 at 10:52 — No Comments

Award-winning mathematics editor for LMS, for Arabic learners: Congratulations to Wiris!

It's always great to share the success of members of this community, so I would like to share the following news from Ramon Eixarch, whose company develops software tools for STEM learning, in particular mathematics, for a variety of different language speakers.

Were you aware that in languages that flow from right to left it isn't just the letters of the…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 14, 2014 at 9:18 — No Comments

Blended learning case studies: Providing a better understanding of the issues as well as the benefits

Blended learning

While blended learning** has been around for a while now, it is often the benefits*** that are focussed on rather than some of the issues (that may include a possible increased workload for facilitators, technological problems, and poor communication - Garrison & Vaughan, 2007) that providers of blended learning need to be…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 13, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Mapping the way ahead: Nigel Bailey on inspiring learners

Nigel Bailey, originally from the UK where he used to tramp the hills of Derbyshire and the Lake District, was inspired by the landscape surrounding him to study and teach geography. Still a student himself, Nigel is a strong believer in lifelong learning and inquiry, and is currently studying a social networking / Web 2.0 paper with Canterbury.

To watch…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 13, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Work taking over your life? Try some of these strategies...

Finding balance between life and work is an ongoing challenge for most people. Today's webinar (facilitated by Dave Burton, Heather Eccles, and Vicki Hagenaars) was designed to provide some tools and practical suggestions for thinking about how we can…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 12, 2014 at 17:16 — No Comments

Virtually Engaged! Building Virtual Professional Development Communities

Current models of Professional Learning and Development (PLD) provision are being evaluated. As a result, one of the mainstays of education intuitions, the generic workshop, has been identified as having number of fundamental flaws. Hand-in-hand with this is the request by teachers for increased PLD to help them with eLearning projects. The Virtual Professional Learning and Development…


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

Toxic, Tough, or Feeling Threatened?

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This word ‘toxic’ is being bandied around a lot and used to describe people or systems that are challenging for various reasons.  It appears to be almost commonplace in the academic, health, and…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 6, 2014 at 6:30 — 1 Comment

Listening to Student Voice: Thinking about ways of improving education

In this Slidecast Nick Rate gives a brief…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 5, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Do this survey to gauge the strength of your personal learning network (PLN)

This survey was recommended by Tamara Bell via my own PLN (who in turn says "Thanks Dee Reid & Linda Brown for stumbling onto this and on-sharing!"). Tamara explained that it's:

A survey tool, developed by NYC Department of Education to support you to

inquire into:…


Added by Hazel Owen on March 4, 2014 at 17:34 — No Comments

It's bigger on the inside: An opportunity to find out more about inquiry learning

If you have not seen Lane Clark in action at a conference or via You Tube, you may well have caught her post last year (A puddle. A pond. A lake. An ocean). Lane is undoubtedly one of the thought-leaders in inquiry learning, so I was keen to share that she is…

Added by Hazel Owen on March 4, 2014 at 16:07 — No Comments

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