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Our domain is education, our field, higher education, and we are practitioners of teaching and learning. We have a range of resources available to support your learning and development in teaching and learning in higher education. We have a Quick Index to our Resources on our Home page, and the Resources tab holds a more detailed index to the materials we have available.
As a new member, the first thing you need to do is complete your profile. Tell us about your teaching and learning experience, where you work, what you teach, what you are studying. Be sure to include links to your online presence. We know that many teachers are on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This will make is easier for members of the community to contact you and share ideas.
Post a photo of you, or something that represents you. We want to get to know you and this certainly helps.
Make a contribution to a discussion forum. In fact introduce yourself on this discussion forum by adding a comment in the box below, and read about our recent members.
Join a group. We have lots of them, and they meet in real time over real coffee.
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Once again welcome to our community. We look forward to your contribution and friendship.
I am a part time Educational Designer and part time Lecturer and Convenor. I research and write in educational technologies and present at conferences locally and internationally. I am a new member of the AAEEBL research committee into eportfolios on an international scale.
You can see my work at: http://unsw.academia.edu/kathryncoleman
hope to talk to you'll soon, I have recently received a learning and teaching grant at UNSW to research and evaluate portfolios in Medical Science for grad caps and careers.
Hi Kate, Great to meet you. Are you up to answering our 10 questions, so we can know more about you?
Kate Coleman said:
- Who is your favorite education blogger? Cath Ellis How did you find out about them? I met her at work
- What is all your all time favorite online teaching and learning resource? facebook and mentimeter and todaysmeet. How have you used it in your teaching? all the time, using all 3 in 4 courses this sessions
- What is your favorite online application? twitter and FB How do you use it? class admin
- What advice would you give a new teacher just starting this year? use all the digital technologies available to you
- What do you think is the biggest challenge in teaching and learning today? time How do you think it can be addressed? ALL students to recognise that they need to put in their own time outside of allocated learning
- What are the main channels you use to connect with people and make a difference in their lives? FB and twitter
- What about social media? What platforms do you use to connect with educators , and to what extent do you use them? Ning, FB and Twittter use a lll day and night
- Do you use any non writing media to connect with people. eg. video, Skype, phones, audio? Google looks good, not used yet tho
- How much time to you spend teaching each week? 10 hours Include in your calculation mentoring, coaching, facilitation (online and offline) up to 20 if include all times online
- Where will we find you online? Academia:http://unsw.academia.edu/kathryncoleman FB: http://www.facebook.com/kathrynsaracoleman and Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/kateycoleman I have blogs and NING and others but these I update all the time!
Welcome to our teaching and learning community. Can you talk more about the resources you use in t&L? You mention facebook, mentimeter and todaysmeet. I've not used fb for teaching, but I've heard students don't like to share their private lives in a school setting. Is this an issue for you? How do you overcome it?
I have been working at Unitec for 4 months now. I work full time in the Medical Imaging Dept teaching on both UG and PG courses. Prior to coming to Unitec (and emigrating to NZ from the UK) I worked for 9 years at City University, London as a lecturer again teaching Radiography.
My main areas of teaching are and have been image assessment, quality assurance, management plus dental and maxillo-facial radiography. I qualified as a radiographer (MRT) many years ago but maintained my clinical skills in the UK working in the holidays at my local hospital.
I look forward to communicating with you all and discussing new ideas and approaches to teaching.