June 2013 Blog Posts (8)

For the Class of 2013

Added by Diana Ayling on June 17, 2013 at 4:00 — No Comments

The World 2020...it is not that far away!

Added by Diana Ayling on June 12, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Internships Are Increasingly the Route to Winning a Job

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Added by Diana Ayling on June 12, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Monthly Update May 2013

In May 2013 in the Teaching and Learning Community was most interested in the article on cheating students. See below. With that in mind we are offering a course in Embedded Assessment  to help teachers design and manage courses, to minimise cheating.

 

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Added by Diana Ayling on June 10, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Language is killing our ability to innovate

One of the most innovative teachers I know carries around a large sketch pad full of drawings.  He uses these to communicate his ideas to students, they are especially useful to explaining key concepts and their relationships to each other. 

Maybe we should move to the drawing board to communicate and develop our ideas?…

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Added by Diana Ayling on June 10, 2013 at 11:24 — No Comments

To help students learn new words a visual thesaurus

http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You'll understand language in a powerful new way.

Say you have a meaning in mind, like "happy." The VT helps you find related words, from "cheerful" to "euphoric." The best…

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Added by Diana Ayling on June 4, 2013 at 9:04 — No Comments

Student assignment accused could face criminal charges

The directors of a company accused of providing students with assignments to order could face criminal charges.

The Assignments 4U website was shut down yesterday after lawyers for the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) sought an interim injunction in the High Court at Auckland.

Lawyers for Assignment 4U's parent company Ateama Ltd promised today that the website would not advertise or provide…

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Added by Diana Ayling on June 4, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

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