April 2012 Blog Posts (23)

Open for business? Why universities must collaborate on OpenCourseWare



The digital revolution has begun and successful institutions will be those that use the opportunity to collaborate, grow and widen their influence, says Anka Mulder. …

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Added by Diana Ayling on April 30, 2012 at 14:57 — No Comments

April 2012 Update

Kia ora tatou, 

 

We hope you enjoyed your term break, and made the most of the good weather.

 

 

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Pratice Based Learning Community of Practice.

The New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education is holding their annual conference in Auckland 2012. …

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Added by Diana Ayling on April 30, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Postgraduate Internships: $30,000 Employment Grants - 2012

The Ministry of Science and Innovation have announced that “70 internships are available for businesses to employ postgraduate students with science, technology, engineering, design or marketing degrees.

Based upon a maximum annual salary of $60,000, MSI will provide companies with $30,000 (plus GST) to cover the salary of the postgraduate for the first six…

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Added by Diana Ayling on April 23, 2012 at 10:23 — No Comments

'Internships for all students, government review urges' (The Wilson Review UK)

'All undergraduates should be offered 10 to 12 week internships to improve their employability, according to a government-commissioned review of links between universities and business.

The ‘Review of Business-University Collaboration’ by Sir Tim Wilson, former vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, has also called for funding incentives to expand the number of sandwich courses in industry.'

Source: …

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Added by Diana Ayling on April 23, 2012 at 10:18 — No Comments

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

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From time to time, you will need to give and receive constructive feedback. This can…

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Added by Diana Ayling on April 23, 2012 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

DEANZ 2012: Operationalising good practice in technology-enhanced learning and teaching

Teaching and Learning Teaching and Learning (Photo credit:…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 13, 2012 at 12:33 — No Comments

The future of Distance Education?

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 13, 2012 at 10:34 — No Comments

DEANZ 2012: Re-visualising innovative online learning spaces in an early childhood teacher education programme

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 13, 2012 at 9:44 — No Comments

Pebblepad Trial

Where Teaching and Learning Matter
I have the offer a some free Pebblepad accounts for three months. Pebblepad is a personal learning space…
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Added by Diana Ayling on April 13, 2012 at 9:32 — 8 Comments

Hot off the virtual press: Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (Vol 16, No 1 2012)

The latest version of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is out now. You can view and/or download .pdf files of the papers by clicking this link.

Added by Hazel Owen on April 12, 2012 at 14:03 — No Comments

DEANZ 2012: Appropriate education performance indicators for ODL organisations

This was the first keynote to open the second day of the DEANZ conference 2012, in Wellington, NZ. Caroline Seelig is Chief Executive of the Open Polytechnic of NZ.

 

Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted (Einstein)…
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Added by Hazel Owen on April 12, 2012 at 13:56 — No Comments

DEANZ 2012: The eLearning Planning Framework in action

Karen Melhuish kicked off the session by introducing some discussion and thinking about eLearning and what the various terminology might mean.

"eLearning is learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 12, 2012 at 13:51 — No Comments

A Framework: 21st century student outcomes and support systems

This framework was shared by Heather McClure. The description of the diagram reads: "The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes(a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 12, 2012 at 13:46 — No Comments

DEANZ 2012: Tuakana-teina e-belonging: A model of learning and support for tertiary MAori students

Tuakana-Teina e-Belonging is an online mentoring space for Māori learners to connect and…

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Added by Edward Flagg on April 12, 2012 at 13:21 — No Comments

DEANZ 2012: Cultural dimensions of learning in online teacher education courses

  New Zealand’s demographic profile is changing rapidly with the diversity of domestic students in tertiary education increasing over the past decade. Māori and Pasifika student numbers have increased and the numbers of students of other ethnicities, particularly Asian, have also…

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Added by Edward Flagg on April 12, 2012 at 12:29 — No Comments

DEANZ 2012: Using Online Assessment in Times of Natural Disaster: Are Some Online Assessment Conditions Better Than Others?

As a result of the Canterbury earthquake on 4 September 2010, and associated aftershocks on 22 February 2011 and 13 June 2011, final examinations in the two first-year Economics papers at Canterbury University were cancelled at short notice in Semester 1, 2011. The final…

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Added by Edward Flagg on April 12, 2012 at 11:33 — No Comments

DEANZ 2012: Students' ICT skills and their adoption of mobile learning

Technology offers new possibilities to support teaching and learning that may be otherwise be impossible or limited (Bates & Poole, 2003). One of the most recent technologies that have ignited considerable interest is mobile technology. Mobile technology has increasingly…

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Added by Edward Flagg on April 12, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Should the CEO be more like an urban planner?

Over at GigaOm they are often focused on the changes to the workplace brought about by technology. They cite examples of new and innovative companies constructing very different physical and cultural arrangements to meet the objectives of the business.

In this post, they suggest that the…

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Added by Diana Ayling on April 12, 2012 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

DEANZ 2012: Towards a multiversity: A keynote session with Professor Paul Bacsich

 

Professor Paul Bacsich was our first keynote speaker at this year's Distance Education Association New Zealand (DAENZ) conference in Wellington. Professor Bacsich, from the University of Canterbury, provided a grand overview of the state of eLearning on a global perspective, providing a brief critique…

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Added by Edward Flagg on April 11, 2012 at 14:44 — No Comments

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