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April 2014 Blog Posts (23)

Questioning as a Path to Learning


When I ask myself a question that interests me, then that leads me to seek my answers.


For many years I used the public library as my resource bank to investigate and explore.

There was a journey to the destination of finding a satisfactory answer to my questions.

Along the way I would often encounter other inspirational and informative materials.

They may have been in the books on the shelves beside the book the catalog…


Added by John S. Oliver on April 23, 2014 at 9:50 — 1 Comment

Google Apps For Education Summit in Auckland

Crossblogged from my blog Hynessight.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to present at the Google Summit in Auckland (29th and 30th April) about the many apps, add-ons and extensions to Google Drive and Chrome.  There are so many awesome extras that many GAFE (google apps for education) and even casual users of Google docs do…


Added by Leigh Hynes on April 23, 2014 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

Information Literacy and Web 2.0 – the Scenario of Susie

The Scenario

Susie is studying at Unitec NZ for a Bachelor of Architectural Studies. She is in her second year and has just received the rubric for her next…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 22, 2014 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

All the Projects

All the projects will never be completed.

Even as one is done more spring up.

So the grand challenge of life is to just accept that there will always be more to do than time to do it.

Meanwhile I organize and prioritize the projects and tasks within each project.

Then I apply relaxed discipline to keep doing the most important ones one day at a time.

Plus I take great care to weave into the week…


Added by John S. Oliver on April 18, 2014 at 10:37 — 1 Comment

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

Flying… blogging… hand in hand again….

What a week… and oh, it is only Wednesday! 
This is the week, I am taking back control of my life.  It is amazing how transformational it is to just write that down and say it out loud!
For the last few weeks I have been feeling increasingly snowed under, and pressurized in the feeling of playing…

Added by Anne Kenneally on April 16, 2014 at 21:17 — 2 Comments

Update 17 April 2014 - Digital Literacy

Kia ora tātou,

With only a couple of days to the end of term, it is timely to reflect on all that you have celebrated and been challenged by in term one.  As you take a very well earned break take time to reflect on and celebrate the successes.  As you identify challenges take time to acknowledge these and record them to allow you to make the most of opportunities to network and collaborate with others who are working through similar challenges.  …


Added by Anne Kenneally on April 16, 2014 at 21:06 — 1 Comment


As I begin to share in this new space I am adding a link to my own blog...

As I work out what I will share here and share there... my online journey shall become clearer... 

Added by Anne Kenneally on April 16, 2014 at 20:40 — 1 Comment

Social learning: Saving the world one light at a time

Karen Meluish - Social learning - what is it a... Image by…

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

Eduignite Rotovegas: Building your online PLN (cross-blogged from

A couple of weeks this call went out on twitter

Not only do I love helping out my friends +Annemarie Hyde and +Marnel van der Spuy, this was also an excellent…


Added by Monika Kern on April 15, 2014 at 9:35 — 2 Comments

E-Learning Provision and Participation: Trends, Patterns and Highlights

The following was posted on a discussion forum I am a member of, and I felt that some of the findings challenged some of my assumptions, while other findings confirmed them :-) While the focus is on the tertiary sector it makes for interesting reading - especially when considering the parents and wider community of students:

"The Ministry of Education NZ has released…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 15, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

What is art?

The three words “What is art?” is a question that has puzzled and perplexed people for centuries.

There is clearly no simple or obvious answer. But I came across this video that gave me useful perspective.

Is there a difference between art and craft? - Laura Morelli

This is an important question for me as a writer. Each word has power. There is meaning…


Added by John S. Oliver on April 15, 2014 at 6:30 — 2 Comments

Another tool to help online collaboration: Track changes in Google Docs

Do you use Google Docs a lot? Were you desperate for track changes as a key thing that was missing for Google Docs? Well feel desperate no longer. Google track changes are now available.

Admittedly, they aren’t quite as…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 14, 2014 at 19:47 — No Comments

Learning to Teach Online - Resource Site

Crossposted from VPLD

I haven't explored this site (Learning to Teach Online) thoroughly yet but it looks like it would be an awesome resource for all things about Learning & Teaching online.

Here is the blurb:…


Added by Rachel Whalley on April 13, 2014 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

What MBA is Right For Me?

“Is graduate school right for me?”

That’s the question several college and university students will be asking themselves this spring as they prepare to get their Bachelor’s diplomas. So why would anyone consider going to graduate school?

With the…


Added by Vera Marie Reed on April 12, 2014 at 1:30 — 1 Comment

OER: Pie in the sky or meaningful reality?

Creative Commons Semaforoa

Image via Wikipedia

In the December 2013 …


Added by Hazel Owen on April 10, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

How to feel OK about dropping the ball...or at least delegating or deferring!

Scott Hanselman has written a post, shared by the wonderful Glen Davis, with a wealth of ideas around how to manage your email...and your ever growing to do list. One of the…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 10, 2014 at 9:07 — No Comments

Strategic management for eLearning

Tom Prebble works mainly with the tertiary sector around strategic management for eLearning. I saw him present at a conference a couple…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 9, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

The Six Dimensions of Your Power

Developing and managing your personal and professional power is critical if you are to make the most of the opportunities that come your way; more importantly, creating our own opportunities requires us to have an elegant understanding of the knowledge and skills that we wield, as well as the values that give our lives purpose and meaning.…


Added by Edward Flagg on April 8, 2014 at 16:05 — 4 Comments

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