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Getting The Ning Thing? Got It? Or Over It?

Getting The Ning Thing? Got It? Or Over It?

Yesterday’s post Ninging? Blogging? How Do We Best Support Needs Of Educators When Doing Professional Development? added more thoughts and voices to blogging vs ning. Thanks everyone for your comments — I suggest you check out their feedback. And once again I would like to thank both Graham and Clay for inspiring this conversation! And I have decided to follow up this post with reflecting on reasons why we are getting, got it or are over Ning as a result…

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Make It Interactive, Engaging and Model Use of Tools! Will I Crash and Burn?

Make It Interactive, Engaging and Model Use of Tools! Will I Crash and Burn?

I have agreed to do an online session (using Elluminate) on “Video in E-learning” for e-Tips n Tools for the 2007 Australian E-learning Networks. Mine is a “how to” session on video, for one hour, and I have to keep in mind these sessions are aimed towards beginners. Oh did I mention they have also requested we make them interactive. Most of the advice people have been giving me on How Do We Get Others To BUY IN? To Make…

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How Do We Get Others To BUY IN? To Make Them Go The Extra Miles With E-learning?

How Do We Get Others To BUY IN? To Make Them Go The Extra Miles With E-learning?

The other week I received an email to a presentation for school teachers on e-learning, which I agreed without hesitation, at no cost, because: Funnily enough it is the high school my oldest son attends (emotional attachment) I am responsible for auspicing their aquaculture program at the school i.e the teacher delivers VET qualifications at the school and I keep an eye on how it is delivered and assessed (work attachment) Assumed that the presentation was on topic that I…

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The importance of getting out

The importance of getting out

My friend Phillip worries that I do not get out enough, so I convinced him to let me visit and watch him facilitate professional development for his Learnscope project (titled iTubes YouTubes) at AMES at West Coast TAFE (they offer English for Migrant courses). He was a bit concerned as to whether I would actually gain from being at his session, I wasn’t because my aim was to pick up tips for improving how I facilitate professional development. I believe…

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Tips of the Trade

Tips of the Trade

My Tools of the Trade post has been fairly popular (Web 2.0 tools that I recommend for lecturers and why) so I thought I would follow it up with Tips of the Trade (i.e. basic strategies I use to empower lecturers with some Tools of the Trade). Also worth checking out My EveryDay tools (software and online tools I use everyday). (Photo by K.Lewis) Let me first start with a disclaimer – contrary to popular belief by some I am…

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Reflective learnings and why it is important when doing professional development on e-learning for staff

Reflective learnings and why it is important when doing professional development on e-learning for staff

At the project planning days last week for the Learnscope e-learning and WADET mobile technology Becky Sauders highlighted the importance of delivering effective PD to increase sustainable m-learning & e-learning uptake by uptaking. She especially touched on the importance of reflective learning; so this week I decided to try it with my workshop. There is so much for me to learn about reflective learning and how to use it effectively so it was a case of Becky giving me some…

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Use of peer coaching in e-learning professional development

Use of peer coaching in e-learning professional development

Yesterday was m-learning, today was Learnscope e-learning Project Planning day. Thank goodness for the Internet access on my PDA that meant I could multi-task i.e. listen to the presentations and participate in the activities while I researched more about the use of peer coaching (all Becky Saunders fault however that was the desired outcome). I suppose at this point in time it is interesting to reflect that my technology life style has made me very proficient at multitasking. Carole McCulloch…

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Delivering effective PD to increase SUSTAINABLE m-learning & e-learning uptake by staff

Delivering effective PD to increase SUSTAINABLE m-learning & e-learning uptake by staff

My brain definitely feels overloaded today – give me technology any day! Today was the Project Planning Day for all teams that were approved funding from WADET for Embedding m-learning projects. The funds are to be used for professional development to enable teams to gain the skills to embed the technology with their students. Ann Odgers (WA Learnscope Manager) organized an excellent day of activities, to give us food for thought as we commence the planning stage of our projects….

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