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Hazel Owen's Blog – September 2014 Archive (8)

Technology for Emirati teacher trainees: Thoughts and opinions

This blog post was written by Glenys Henry (whose bio is below). Glenys is currently working with Emirati women who are enrolled on the Bachelor of Education Programme at Dubai Women's College in the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai Women’s College a brief overview

Dubai Women’s…


Added by Hazel Owen on September 26, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Farah: A Scenario of a Pre-Literate Learner

I shared this first in 2011, but felt it was worth dusting off out of the archives. Hope you find it useful.

This document contains a hypothetical scenario of a pre-literate learner that demonstrates 1) how a learner might be inducted into an online course (in this case English Language Learners In New Zealand (ELLINZ) online); 2) how she would progress through the units; 3) the scaffolding and developmental nature built into the design of the ELLINZ online course; and 4) how she…


Added by Hazel Owen on September 18, 2014 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

From the eLearning Watch: Emerging Practice in a Digital Age & mLearning InfoKit

Richard Elliott has a wonderful resource that he labours every month called the eLearning Watch (which you can subscribe to here), in which he selects a range of emerging trends,…


Added by Hazel Owen on September 17, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Fourteen top tips: The perks and pitfalls of social media in business

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 16, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Have you been using Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is the new kid on the block, perhaps offering a (currently free) option to Teacher Dashboard. I have explored Google Classroom, and have spoken to a couple of people who are using it, but I would love to hear more from folk who are using it a lot with their learners (of any and all ages :-p). What do you think of it (overall impression)? What do your learners think of it? Any really positive…


Added by Hazel Owen on September 13, 2014 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

No bells or interruptions to learning times....

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 12, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Social curation: Its implications for learning and formal education

From the awesome Joyce Seitzinger (@catspyjamasnz) is a visual feast that helps capture some of the key concepts of social curation, online identity, and what these can mean for learning going forward.

The implications for formal education are Joyce observes "I don't think that education is about centralized instruction anymore" (Slide 10).…


Added by Hazel Owen on September 10, 2014 at 8:59 — No Comments

Online guide with examples: Reflective Practice in Health Sciences

Recommended by Richard Elliott in an eLearning Watch September 2014 (which you can subscribe to here), is the…


Added by Hazel Owen on September 1, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

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