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Would your school-aged children like to know how to code...or take their existing skills to the next level...or code their own robot? The Scratchpad holiday programme may offer exactly what they are looking for. They will be able to work at their own pace, on projects that interest them, to achieve their own goals.
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There is a skills shortage in surveying in New Zealand. But how can this be? There is a demand, and people who are interested. There are only about 2000 professional surveyors who are part of the institution of surveyors. So, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic set out to find a solution.
In 2012 they started by delivering the diploma in surveying in a…Continue
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One of the strategies she uses, however, is to ask students to create a contract between the group. This includes understanding the task requirements, taking responsibility for learning, communication,…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on March 22, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments
As a self-professed skeptic of learning analytics (I'm still not totally convinced they are great for the learner...even if they might be a great tool for education institutions), I was reassured to hear Gardner Campbell (director of professional development and innovative initiatives at Virginia Tech) speak so well.
Campbell speaks of the possibility that learning analytics might…Continue
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I came across this particular post by Once Written (Al Kline), when it popped up in Zemanta as a suggested complementary post. It caught my eye as I had seen Dale Stephen (author of…Continue
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I came across this infographic about SMADD (social media attention deficit disorder), via Patricia Martin's most enjoyable post (thanks, Patricia :-p).
Patricia shares that she has the "attention span of a toy poodle. But I’m doing everything I can to fight back. I’ve even returned to practices I learned in Catholic grade school, like preparing lovely handwritten notes with…Continue
While this JISC guide is from 2014 (shared by John Owen), it still addresses some important factors in curriculum design, especially the need to meet a diverse range of learners with a variety of aspirations. This…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on March 7, 2016 at 13:58 — No Comments
Ever find yourself with a to-do list with things that just don’t get done? Sometimes these are tasks or activities that are in someway off-putting to you, so how can you motivate yourself to do them?
Louise Barnes-Johnston suggests an approach that enables people she is coaching to acknowledge (and celebrate) the…Continue
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