- @cristinacost: Times HigherEd reports on winning ALT2010 Learning Technologist of The Year http://ht.ly/2ICPV. Congrats. Again 🙂 #
- @amcunningham I use Diigo, but only 2 track my own reading with the highlight feature (it posts content I read to my blog). U did respond 🙂 in reply to amcunningham #
- @amcunningham I’m in the process of doing so now 🙂 in reply to amcunningham #
- @amcunningham Thanks for this, too often we think we can only share the projects that “worked” http://bit.ly/a5m8cT #research in reply to amcunningham #
- @RachaelLowe New Zotero sounds awesome, but no release date and nothing to try now…so basically, it’s an idea that sounds nice in reply to RachaelLowe #
- @RachaelLowe Thanks for this, will definitely check it out. Mendeley might be for more formal use, and Zotero for notes, clippings, etc. in reply to RachaelLowe #
- RT @mpaskevi: Educational implications in using the social web. Connective learning and the commercial imperative. http://bit.ly/dyOpvE #
- “U are not Facebook’s customer. U r the product that they sell 2 their real customers ‐ advertisers. Forget this at your peril” S Greenberg #
- Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid by Jonathan Kozol http://bit.ly/9Te0VD #
- Teaching with Passion: Advice for Young Educators. Jonathan Kozol is one of my new heroes http://bit.ly/c9Cr0u #
- A framework for exit-level outcomes in the education and training of SA undergrad physio students http://bit.ly/9WV7su #phd #
- RT @MrAversion: http://bit.ly/caQ9p9 The Death of the Book has Been Greatly Exaggerated #
- APGAR for Class Meetings « Gardner Writes. Simple & quick tool for adaptive / flexible teaching http://bit.ly/cjWpFM #
- Evaluation and Assessment Practices in Technology-Enhanced Learning | EDUCAUSE http://bit.ly/aTzcU5 #
- Listening to Gardner Campbell discuss assessment in a web 2.0 context. Interesting stuff http://ht.ly/2HVNq #
- The impact of new technologies on teaching and learning http://ow.ly/1qTurs #
- Reading Get Granular on Twitter – Tweets from a Conference and their Limited Usefulness 1 for Non-… on Scribd http://scr.bi/a4UgrP #readcast #
- @PaulaBarAsh Must finish up a few other things and then going to focus on writing up some #phd results from past year, will share with u in reply to PaulaBarAsh #
- How much does teaching count in World University Rankings? http://ow.ly/1qTfRV #
- World University Rankings: A reality based on a fraud http://ow.ly/1qTfK9 #
- With Open Source Lectures, Who Needs So Many Lecturers? http://ow.ly/1qTfJ0 #
- @RachaelLowe Mendeley for sure…would use Zotero as well if they released a Chromium plugin 🙁 in reply to RachaelLowe #
- My “Blended learning in clinical education” presentation is currently featured on Slideshare’s Education page (chuffed) http://ht.ly/2GIFg #
- RT @MichClarke: Just how massive is Google? [Infographic] http://bit.ly/aFHbH6 #
- RT @sguilana: the web doesn’t forget, an article at NY times magazine worth reading: http://is.gd/dHIl9 #
- RT @wesleylynch: Awesome – need this on a t shirt – RT @jacquesmillard: the periodic table of irrational nonsense http://ow.ly/2gbQb. #
- Podcast with George Siemens on Social Learning Networks: from theory to practice http://bit.ly/9fCUQa #
- Teaching for Transformative Learning http://tinyurl.com/32tyqnu #
- Be like the bamboo: 7 lessons from the Japanese forest http://tinyurl.com/2b8nvta #
- What if they threw a party and none of us came? Thoughts on open access and academic publishing models http://tinyurl.com/2wqob9a #
- @PaulaBarAsh Great to meet up with you at #saahe Hope we can arrange to do some cross-institutional work with students. Keep in touch 🙂 in reply to PaulaBarAsh #
- Just arrived at ORT, have a few hours to kill before home to CPT. #saahe conf went well, I learned a lot, thank you organisers #
- @ileducprof I’m sorry but this is not productive. Good bye in reply to ileducprof #
- @cristinacost Sometimes doing nothing is the most useful thing you can do… in reply to cristinacost #
- RT @jay_swan: Think illegal immigrants are taking US jobs? Take one back, I dare you. http://ow.ly/1qJZPm (brilliant) #
- @PaulaBarAsh It’s a pleasure. Finishing presentation up now and will put on slideshare before bedtime. Are you staying for rest of #saahe in reply to PaulaBarAsh #
- RT @PLE_SOU: It’s official: @PLE_BCN is now @PLE_SOU . See you in Southampton next year! #PLE2011 #PLE_BCN #PLE_SOU #
- @ileducprof Why make flippant comments in public spaces about deep, complex social issues? We’re trying to fix them but it’s a hard problem in reply to ileducprof #
- @journalproject Yes, seriously. The comment was neither informative nor constructive, so why bother? in reply to journalproject #
- @ileducprof Why South Africa specifically? There’s plenty of global inequity to feel bad about. Why not Brazil, or India, or even America? in reply to ileducprof #
- RT @rvidal: Android apps on the way! We will be seeing some cool stuff show up soon using the Mendeley Open API! 🙂 #
- RT @mendeley_com: People already developing Android Apps against our API; we’re also looking to hire iOS/Android developers! Awesomeness 🙂 in reply to mendeley_com #
- Mendeley: 1st iPhone app available. Gr8, research going mobile, but no mention of Android version = sadness 🙁 http://tinyurl.com/2wxq42g #
- Less Than 1 Year Until The Internet Runs Out of Addresses. Post re. IPv4 & IPv6 http://tinyurl.com/39btg86 #
- BlindType: Touchscreen Typing for the Maladroit. Interesting keyboard interface http://tinyurl.com/25jbgef #
- Sit Back and Watch the World Tweet By: 5 Cool Twitter Visualizations http://tinyurl.com/2arewr2 #
- The eXtended Web and the Personal Learning Environment http://tinyurl.com/2wgu5ja #
- xWeb – Siemens weighs in on the conversation http://tinyurl.com/259eudp #
- xWeb – short comment from Downes on the eXtended web. This looks like an interesting direction http://tinyurl.com/3yzrdpr #
- @carlcrisostomo thank you 🙂 in reply to carlcrisostomo #
- RT @wollepb: looks like commenting and liking will play a major role in education in the next years #fsln10 #
- RT @SpectrumAcademy: When should a scientist’s data be liberated for all to see? (source: Scientific American) http://bit.ly/9hKDdm #
- Just finished workshop on curricular alignment, feeling quite drained but have new insights for ethics module & assessment #saahe #
- @sywot Where can I find out more about the interactive PDF? Sounds very cool in reply to sywot #
- @cristinacost Never mind to previous question, I see that #ECE11 is in July, might just be possible 🙂 in reply to cristinacost #
- @PaulaBarAsh More research type tweeple: @janedavis13, @sywot, @torrest, @lindacq in reply to PaulaBarAsh #
- Getting ready for last workshop of the day, by Debbie Murdoch-Eaton: Curricular alignment, what does it mean? #saahe #
- Insightful talk by Francois Cilliers on pre-assessment effects of summative assessment in clinical settings #saahe #
- @cristinacost not sure if I can fit in #ECE though 🙁 will have to keep checking dates, funding, time available, etc in reply to cristinacost #
- @cristinacost PLE conf is a priority for me, as is #AMEE Oz conf dependant on funding, but would be good for my #phd in reply to cristinacost #
- Great presentation by Herman von Rossum: integrating clinical events into curriculum devel. but no attempt to address community engagement #
- PLE2010 Conference – what did we achieve http://tinyurl.com/328hkyv #
- My supervisor & I r planning to attend this Australian conference on blended and distance learning http://tinyurl.com/35nfv5w #
- Debbie Murdoch-Eaton: what grad attributes are important, how they are relevant to med ed & how to integrate into the curriculum #saahe #
- Great presentation by Bill Burdick on aligning health education with the health needs of local populations #saahe #
- All about Personal Learning Environments (Part 2) http://tinyurl.com/36py5hp #
- MySpace and Facebook: How Racist Language Frames Social Media (and Why You Should Care) http://tinyurl.com/2f8rmjl #
- Knowledge sharing, one at a time http://tinyurl.com/26bxjcw #
- A Thought from Rick’s Presentation. Interesting short post from David Wiley http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/1546 #
- Getting ready for day 2 of #saahe Interesting keynotes ahead, will try to update #
- Just shared a draft systematic review with my 2 supervisors on Docs. Now to sit back & relax before the pain begins #phd #research #
- @PaulaBarAsh Some tweeple for u @cristinacost, @thesiswhisper, @pgsimoes, @antoesp, @courosa, @gsiemens, @amcunningham, @mpaskevi, @czernie #
- RT @Tuism: When all evidence points to the contrary, it’s difficult, if not stupid, to keep the faith on what you’re told. #fb #
- First day of #SAAHE over, will blog notes and reflection in a little bit #
- @weblearning Thanks for coffee and the chat 🙂 in reply to weblearning #
- Just met the only other tweeter at #SAAHE conference. Hi @paulabarash 🙂 #
- @techczech sounds great, am at a conference without dedicated access for next few days…what/when did you have in mind? in reply to techczech #
- @techczech Different dynamic with clinicians & educators in health. Clinicians slow 2 implement new research findings, little communication in reply to techczech #
- #Scribefire just crashed & I lost all my notes from the conference so far. Silly not to have a “Save” feature to store content locally? #
- @techczech what sort of practitioners? I think that in health, clinicians are more interested in outcome than process in reply to techczech #
- @ryantracey I think the point is that just because you have access doesn’t necessarily mean you can participate in reply to ryantracey #
- @techczech Love the idea that funders get more insight into research process. More holistic than final research products in reply to techczech #
- Comparing apples with oranges: online vs face-to-face learning in community colleges http://tinyurl.com/38mdmsz #
- it seems its not JUST the connectivity divide http://tinyurl.com/2us4ypo #
- blogging your research http://tinyurl.com/34nm94h #
- Technology not isolating us??? http://tinyurl.com/y89cfjk #
- Skin Whitening, Tanning, and Vaseline’s Controversial Facebook Ad Campaign http://tinyurl.com/3693pjh #
- Just arrived in Jo’burg, on way to Mellville. #SAAHE conf starts tomorrow at #Wits looking forward to it #
- @dkeats Thanks, will follow it up in reply to dkeats #
- @dkeats Interesting idea re. ePortfolios and portability, think it’s an essential concept. Would love to follow that conversation in reply to dkeats #
- @dkeats OK, if Kewl is not an LMS, how would you define it? I can’t find a differentiator between it and e.g. #Moodle in reply to dkeats #
- @dkeats Probably won’t have any free time while I’m at #Wits Have arranged to hook up with @paulscott56 when he gets back from US in reply to dkeats #
- @dkeats Unfortunately, won’t be attending eSkills. Looks like it’s going to be an interesting discussion in reply to dkeats #
- @cristinacost Pearl Jam always makes me remember when my life was less complicated 🙂 in reply to cristinacost #
- @gsiemens If you have the time, try #Daemon and #Freedom by D. Suarez. http://bit.ly/anXY8P = Good review but has spoilers. Similar concepts in reply to gsiemens #
- Listening to Release by Pearl Jam. Makes me think of good times…Springfield, late night coffee, “us against the world” #
- @paulscott56 Sounds good. Let me know when you’re back and have some space in your schedule. I’m pretty flexible #
- @paulscott56 Based at #UWC but at #Wits for rest of this week for conference. Not sure if I can fit it in while there. When u back from US? in reply to paulscott56 #
- @paulscott56 “Despise” was probably 2 strong a word anyway. Let’s just say that I have some issues with it. Who is best person to demo 4 me? in reply to paulscott56 #
- @paulscott56 Fair enough. Are you doing any of the coding on #Kewl I must be honest, it’s been more than a year since I played with it in reply to paulscott56 #
- @paulscott56 I feel the same way about any #LMS it’s not a personal thing against #Kewl in reply to paulscott56 #
- @paulscott56 Mostly ideological issues with constraining learning in a system that students lose access to when they leave in reply to paulscott56 #
- @weblearning As far as I know, the policies are not online. I can email you the documents though? DM me your address if you’re interested in reply to weblearning #
- @weblearning I despise Kewl and (almost) everything about it. No, I do everything on my own on a private server with open source tools in reply to weblearning #
- @weblearning I’m going to be at #Wits from tomorrow until Saturday for the #SAAHE conference. Staying in Mellville if you want to chat? in reply to weblearning #
- @weblearning I’m a lecturer in the physiotherapy department at UWC 🙂 #
- News: Whither the Wikis? – Inside Higher Ed http://bit.ly/bjLxLx #
- @farrylpurkiss No problem 🙂 #
- Listening to Farryl Purkiss for the first time, and loving it http://bit.ly/bjPMb2 #
- Decided to give #Rhythmbox a proper chance…and really enjoying the experience. Got tired of trying to figure out the complexity of #Amarok #
- #UWC 2nd yr #physio students had their first patient encounters today. Always 1 of my favourite days of the year. All nerves & excitement 🙂 #
- @weblearning Looks interesting, will give it a read. You know that I’m not at UCT, right? in reply to weblearning #
- Engauge Blog > How Klout scores work. In case you were wondering about Hootsuite’s influence ranking system http://bit.ly/dpMiYJ #
- @weblearning We have a teaching & learning policy mentioning integration of tech., & a grad attribute policy mentioning lifelong learning #
- RT @pgsimoes: #facultyfocus Student Learning: Six Causes of Resistance http://dlvr.it/2qMWd #
- RT @pgsimoes: 20 Fantastic Content Ideas For Your Online Community Guide (@richmillington) http://ow.ly/2dRjp #
- RT @SkepticSheep: “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” ~ Albert Einstein #
- Web 3.0: The way forward? Very interesting presentation by Steve Wheeler http://bit.ly/cS9Y0e #
- RT @timbuckteeth: Learning and Web X.0: http://bit.ly/9SIVy1 #
I know that this is all out of sync but the audio for sessions 4 and 5 aren’t up yet and I haven’t had a chance to go through the slideshows yet. Today’s session was about the actual practice of teaching, using “open” as a framework. Here are my notes:
Session 6 – Open pedagogy
Focus on educators and the impact of “open” on them.
Initially started using wikis for groupwork.
Noticed a few problems when teaching – no one takes notes in class, “no real content”, inattention. Also, when taking notes, educators aren’t always sure what notes are being taken. Notes can “go wrong” when other thoughts intrude or when students mis-hear.
Paper notes are hard to improve and are private and difficult to organise.
Wikis are public and solve some of the problems just mentioned. Everyone collaborates and there is negotiation of content.
An unexpected result was noticing that under the old system of teaching the only way you would know if the students have the wrong information is when they fail a test. With a public wiki, you realise more quickly that students may be on the wrong track.
Lessons learned along with way. Merely pointing students towards the wiki doesn’t work. Students don’t always understand technology. They’re also not sure what to record when taking notes, so templates are useful. Students can sometimes find it difficult to use other resources (one benefit of using wikis / being online).
Problem of using old assessment techniques with new approaches to teaching and learning.
Using wikis to get faculty to put teaching materials online, as well as collaborating with dedicated classmates to build community (reflect on communities of practice).
With wikis, faculty get a chance to have materials edited and reviewed in a way they can’t do alone.
Participatory pedagogy – John Seely Brown and the social view of learning. We can no longer look at the classroom in a cartesian system. We participate, therefore we learn.
Students create blogs as emerging professionals, rather than personal blogs (about what’s happening in their industry).
Found that some students weren’t very keen on blogging. Reasons included: “I don’t know who I am yet, or who I want to be (powerful statement)…and that some don’t like the idea of being told what to do. Anonymity was also an issue.
Students did take ownership of their own emerging industry knowledge.
“Banking” model of education = passive recipients of education.
Concerned with progressive asessment models. Using wiki as means of checking in on student learning.
Issues of social justice and equity. Not every student has access to tech (in America…try Africa). Educators must be aware of that.
Pre-defined roles fall away with open pedagogy – students take ownership of courses and rewrite / restructure them. Allow this to happen. This can make teachers nervous. Dichotomy of losing control but giving freedom. Be careful about too much freedom.
Teachers and control…depends on the teacher, if they’re willing to dive into the participatory learning environment. Getting teachers involved in the process. What does their classroom look like normally and what is their teaching style? Are they willing to break out of that? if not, it’s difficult to move forward with this approach.