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04 Dec 12

NMC Horizon ProjectThe NMC Horizon Project, as the centerpiece of the NMC Emerging Technologies Initiative, charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, research, creative inquiry, and information management. Launched in 2002, it epitomizes the mission of the NMC to help educators and thought leaders across the world build upon the innovation happening at their institutions by providing them with expert research and analysis. 

04 Dec 12

 The virtual classroom, in its modern and flexible form, is truly a game changer for educators and students.Compares WizIQ and Adobe Connect.

04 Dec 12

We are hard-wired for experiential learning, as John Medina explains in Brain Rules: “When we came down from the trees to the savannah, we did not say to ourselves, 'Good lord, give me a book and a lecture so I can spend ten years learning how to survive in this place.' Our survival did not depend upon exposing ourselves to organised, pre-planned packets of information. Our survival depended upon chaotic, reactive information-gathering experiences. That's why one of our best attributes is the ability to learn through a series of increasingly self-corrected ideas.”

  • This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.

  • Resources for classroom use, case studies, advice and guidance on improving teaching practice – a huge range of materials created for practitioners are available here.

     

  • Originally funded by the Skills Funding Agency, the materials represent one of the most substantial and wide-ranging collections of e-learning materials in the UK.

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  • Models that are based upon discovery learning model include: guided discovery, problem-based learning, simulation-based learning, case-based learning, incidental learning, among others.

  • Is investing in informal learning effective? Do you get return?
  • Informal Learning is becoming more of a culture of Learning than the standard Instructor Led Training and/or eLearning.
  • yes, by reading blogs, likely you are learning informally

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29 Aug 12

This wiki has been created to support Office Admin students at Sydney Institute of TAFE for 2012. All sorts of interesting links and exercises which we never completed but are always here to come to if students want to. We focused mainly on writing and English skills in an office environment.

in list: wikis

29 Aug 12

Introduction

Since early in 1995, teachers everywhere have learned how to use the web well by adopting the WebQuest format to create inquiry-oriented lessons. But what exactly is a WebQuest? What does it feel like to do one? How do you know a good one when you see it? In the space of 90 minutes, you're going to grapple with these questions and more.

in list: webquests

23 Aug 12

By Donald Graves from Scholastic.Com
Adapted August 2012 for adult students by Rebecca Nash
Your students are already noticing writing conventions — such as
capitalization, punctuation, and the like and using some conventions
accurately in their writing. So the first thing you'll do in this mini-lesson
is help them to see what they already know about conventions.

Start with a small group of students who have a reasonably strong
repertoire of conventions. I do this lesson with small groups because the
concepts are sophisticated enough that I want to make sure everyone has
acquired a fundamental understanding of them. (With this mini-lesson as
with others, follow-up is key to making concepts stick.)

23 Aug 12

Great eBook on time management - especially setting goals, planning etc. Useful to work on with students and adapted to make a bit more interesting visually!

23 Aug 12

Although this is aimed at parents and young people - it's well-explained for all levels of readers. What's more, it's Australian.
There are even captions for explanations, videos…you name it.
The Guide to Online Safety covers mobile phone costs, online advertising and scams, online purchasing, legal downloading and security threats.

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