If you are involved in eLearning development, and / or instructional design, you are likely to find this article, What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning, by Tony Karrer really useful. In the article, Tony reflects on what stock photography…Continue
While Matt Riddle's research is from 2008, the highlights are definitely worth revisiting (and you can find out more by clicking into his overview).
Matt Riddle starts by giving a bit of background to the study (which was funded by…Continue
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Karen Day and Stewart Wells used their university’s learning management software "as a form of social medium to stimulate discussions in preparation for 2 assignments, while creating an environment in which scaffolding could occur…Continue
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Given the opening up of the world and a shift to globalisation, it is important, especially in business contexts to be culturally competent - to be sensitive to differences and know how to work within a multicultural context.
The following is a brief vignette (based on experience, but using fictional characters) of how the…Continue
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There is an ongoing discussion around what the benefits of cloud computing for education and professional development potentially are.
John Pearce has developed a useful PBWorks resource site that looks at various cloud solutions, that may help you…Continue
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NZ Entrepreneur have put together this infographic, which - whether you are thinking about setting up a business, already have one, are interested in supporting one ... or are just curious - offers some interesting insights.
Based on data from the 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, NZ Entrepreneur were keen "to take a closer look to see how we [Aotearoa NZ] compare to ecosystems drawn from similar size populations" (…Continue
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Kerry Spackman advises that if nothing changes you are wasting your time - and making a tiny difference, even if you don't know about it, is more important than winning a gold medal. So, what is the biggest dent you could possibly make in the world? (remembering that changes can be from the bottom up, or from top down).
Thoughts, beliefs, and ideas are the most powerful forces in…Continue
Michael Philips has explored some of the barriers around teachers not adopting technology as part of their every day practice (including being able to access computers during class time).
Examining teachers' beliefs is problematic as it involves…Continue
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How do you feel when someone mispronounces your name? Peeved? Upset? Annoyed? Disappointed? At the end of the day most people are likely to prefer it when someone pronounces their name correctly, or, at the very least, makes an effort. These students at at Holy Family School in Porirua (Aotearoa New Zealand) would like their teachers - and everyone else - to make the effort to say their names correctly.
What are your thoughts? Up for the challenge?
Thanks to Aiona…Continue
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Aotearoa New Zealand is a bicultural nation, with a growing multicultural population. It is essential that business owners and managers actively use the principles of cultural diversity as a basis for decision making and growing company culture in a way that affirms employees’ cultural identities.
That is not to say that a person who identifies as…Continue
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I was talking to a delightful lady from Northern Ireland the other day, who is on retreat for 3 months in New Zealand. We got to talking about how important it was to take some time away from all the gadgets and devices, and to take some time out. I mentioned how lucky John and I were to have a bit of land up in Northland, near Kerikeri, and much of time there we used to…Continue
Following on from previous scenarios I have shared, this one is based on a hypothetical student called Nadif. It briefly follows his progress through a blended learning, English Language Learning programme.…
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This is a mindmap and hypothetical scenario that tells the story of Susie and her use of online tools to conduct research for her assignments. The mindmap: Susie Online…Continue
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A confession...a few years ago I bought my first smartphone (Samsung Galaxy), and I have found it really useful. I must admit, until the point where I had my very own smartphone...and for probably the first couple of weeks while I shifted my mindset, I couldn't see what all the fuss…Continue
There is, perhaps, a perception that change is happening at great speed. However, some of the big institutions (e.g. education, health) appear to be positively glacial with the rate they are responding to change, and what is more, there seems to be quite a bit of opposition to such change. This was brought home in a post shared by …Continue
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There is no doubt that diversity in the workplace is beneficial. However, it is important to avoid generalisations, especially when referring to gender (Medland, 2012). Lynda Gratton (director of the Centre for Women in Business at London Business School), for example, observes that “there is no substantive difference between men and women at work. Some people are highly caring and…Continue
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Richard Elliott in his eLearning Watch for June (which you can subscribe to here), had a great range of links to resources, ideas, and events. One that I particularly enjoyed was his recommendation to try the blog, Online learning insights: A Blog about Open and Online Education, written by Debbie…Continue
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It's a good question. (Why) do you engage at work? What is it that motivates you to get out of bed every morning and get going? Ed Flagg shares the following post from Science Daily asking us to
Reflect for moment, if you will, about the reason(s) you engage at work…Continue
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