September 2011 Blog Posts (18)

10 ways to use Google Plus in the classroom

Posted by Michelle on July 24, 2011 in Online Learning, google plus |

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 28, 2011 at 20:10 — No Comments

How to write a best practice paper or summary for a portfolio.

Over the last few months many of our teachers have prepared their portfolios for promotion.  As an observation from that experience I think there is one area where I think teachers need help - writing up good practice.  Below is a summary of what you need to know to explore your practice and share it with others.

 

By the end of this post you will be able…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 27, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

41 Benefits of an ePortfolio

Benefits  of an  ePortfolio . . . 

               . . . for Students,  Educators, Employers or Corporate Companies

 

 1.  Students that develop an  ePortfolio will see BENEFITS . . .  from the PROCESS.

  • They will discover a valuable exercise in self assessment through the reflection process
  • Learning will take on a new depth through the reflection…
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Added by Diana Ayling on September 26, 2011 at 8:41 — No Comments

GoogleDocs and Collaboration in the Classroom



Last month, I taught a course on professional writing. (I know, right? I’m having a very decadent summer, thank you very much.)

The students’ final assignment was to collaborate in small groups on a business proposal in which they were to identify, analyze, and then propose a solution for a problem of their own choosing. Ideally a local–upstate South Carolina–and current problem.

Most written assignments in college are written…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 26, 2011 at 8:37 — No Comments

Sharing practices: Enquiry and autonomy in Construction Systems 2

No-one wants to hire an architectural technician or draftsperson who can’t think for themselves. So Amos Clarke is making it his mission to ensure that students in the National Diploma in Architectural Technology are acquiring the core skills of enquiry and autonomy while they study.

Each session in Amos’s class begins with presentations by students on a recent topic. The aim is to encourage team-work and research and to get across the message that students need to take responsibility…

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Added by Simon Nash on September 23, 2011 at 10:43 — No Comments

Monthly Digest of Teaching & Learning - August/September 2011

Activity on the T&L Ning in the last couple of months shows that the most popular blogs and resources addressed aspects of tertiary policy, the Living Curriculum and a range of issues around social media.

 

New Members since June:

We welcome to our community Susan Guo, Martin Boult, Morgan Look, Lina Khalaf, Linda Aumua, Rangi Williams, Stephen Brebner, Daniel Irving, Geraldine Sidhu, June Foulkes, D. Bruce Yeates, Jacqui Thornley, Maryke Botes, Mel…

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Added by Simon Nash on September 21, 2011 at 11:07 — No Comments

Something to share with your students

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2011/09/19/the-top-ten-lessons-steve-jobs-can-teach-us-if-well-listen/

The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Can Teach Us - If We'll Listen…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 21, 2011 at 10:49 — No Comments

Preparing for EER

Preparing for EER

Peter Sherwin

P. Sherwin - Preparing for EER

The presentation was given by Peter Sherwin of Aoranga and Associates at the Self- Assessment for Quality Conference 2010.  It is available…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 20, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Boss and workers at odds over new tech

This article explains how the high use of personal technology is affecting the workplace. How are we preparing our graduates for safe and appropriate use of personal technology at work?




IDC survey shows enterprise in NZ may be failing to embrace consumerisation of IT
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Added by Diana Ayling on September 19, 2011 at 10:51 — No Comments

Inside Higher Ed: Plagiarism betrayal?

12 September 2011

By Elizabeth Murphy, for Inside Higher Ed

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=417426#.Tm3zRZFSfaw.twitter

Inside Higher Ed



An arms race between…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 15, 2011 at 7:00 — No Comments

Star performers: Experiences of the Bachelor of Architecture and the Living Curriculum project

Originally posted http://posterous.com/#spaces/pracport/posts/70136499

 

Over the last few months I worked with Chris Murphy, the programme leader of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies, to prepare the programme for the Unitec "Tick" process. The aim of the "Tick" is to ensure that each programme of… Continue

Added by Diana Ayling on September 14, 2011 at 14:38 — No Comments

Too many Chiefs, too few Indians; why UK Plc has a skills issue

Posted by Gary Flood on Mon, 12/09/2011 - 14:19

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Britain's education system is not fit to meet the changing needs of industry and as a result skills shortages and unemployment seem set to remain endemic issues for UK Plc.

This is the stark warning of…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 14, 2011 at 11:26 — No Comments

How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 13, 2011 at 21:43 — No Comments

Woo-hoo! Introducing Posterous Spaces

Introducing Posterous Spaces from Posterous on Vimeo.

We’re super-excited to announce the launch of Posterous Spaces. It’s our brand new service for the Web, iPhone and Android that replaces the…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 13, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Learning by doing – using immersive environments

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 13, 2011 at 9:03 — No Comments

Unis must learn to deliver online courses

DESPITE the changing nature of the student body, higher education is still largely structured around a Year 12 student moving from one mode of full-time learning to another.

This model fails the school leaver who, various studies show, spends an average 15 hours a week in the workplace and only 13 hours on campus.

And for non-school leavers, it doesn't easily mesh with work or family commitments.

It is this increasing…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 10, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

The Common Sense of the Fair-Use Doctrine

Originally posted http://chronicle.com/article/The-Common-Sense-of-the/128756/

The Common Sense of the Fair-Use Doctrine 1

Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 8, 2011 at 6:30 — No Comments

BCITO Best Performing Tertiary Educator

 

BCITO Best Performing Tertiary Educator

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has claimed the top spot for educational performance in 2010, as scored by the Tertiary Education Commission's (TEC) recently-released report on…

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Added by Diana Ayling on September 2, 2011 at 19:26 — No Comments

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