November 2012 Blog Posts (29)

Higher education in crisis? Bill and Melinda Gates think so....

From  - Jordan Weissmann is an associate editor at The Atlantic. He has written for a number of publications, including The Washington Post and The National Law Journal.

Of the many public figures who routinely sound off about the problems facing higher education in America, Bill…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 29, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Ako Aotearoa’s Website Bulletin November 2012

Ako Aotearoa Website Bulletin
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Added by Diana Ayling on November 29, 2012 at 10:34 — No Comments

Online resources designed for teaching development

Jane Tryrell and David Snell opened their presentation with a spotlight on teaching video, which featured teachers talking about how they feel students learn. They also shared a flyer, which comprise the online tools they have developed for staff at one Massey Campus.



The JISC publication that looks at Emerging practice in a digital age was used to highlight the question if there is a new paradigm for tertiary education. At Massey there is a new model of PD at Massey, which is a…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 16:27 — No Comments

Twitter analytics in R...and using Twitter in teaching

For this presentation, Lyndon Walker started by asking the questions who uses Twitter (nearly everyone), and who uses Twitter in their teaching (not many). He then moved on to look at different ways Twitter can be used in teaching starting with 'transmission' (e.g. reminders that appear via Blackboard directly to a student's Twitter feed), and others such as class questioning, microblogging, interaction (such as debate and discussion), and sharing of social media links.



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Added by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 15:06 — No Comments

To be or not to be...student engagement?





Norm Vaughan was one of the key note speakers on the second day of the ASCILITE 2012 conference. The 3 Rs of engagement are relevance,… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 13:53 — No Comments

To be or not to be? Student Engagement and the use of digital technology in blended learning environments by Professor Norm Vaughan

This afternoon's speaker at the ASCILITE is talking about student engagement. Norm is from Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada.

Norm wrote Blended Learning in Higher Education. He says the three R's of engagement are:

  1. Relevance
  2. Rigour
  3. Relationships

Norm suggests that teachers have…

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Added by Diana Ayling on November 27, 2012 at 13:51 — No Comments

Using reward contingencies in online activities to facilitate engagement in a statistics class





This presentation was by Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia opened by introducing a definition for engagement which is the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance learning at university.



With statistics,…

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This presentation was by Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia opened by introducing a definition for engagement which is the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance l…





This presentation was by Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia opened by introducing a definition for engagement which is the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance learning at university.



With statistics, the… Continue

Added by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 12:18 — No Comments

Unsupervised online constructed-response tests

Genevieve Johnson started by looking at how new technologies are often used in the same way as the old technologies (horse-less carriage = car). Therefore the 'e' in assessment is just that - old assessments shifted online.



Diagnostic testing plays an important part in shaping a course, and formative assessment shapes the teaching. It is a way of enabling learners to see if they are ready to go on to the next step (although this worries me as it means that all the students in a…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 11:58 — No Comments

Sustainable learning through formative assessment: Using quizzes to maintain engagement

The ideal is to move from a teacher-centered to student-centered education. There can be a trap where people can fall into a technology-centered education (rather than technology-enabled). The presenter, Lynette Nagel, talked about the Chartered Accountants course at the University of Pretoria, for which there is increased demand, a call for international accreditation, and challenges such as a set curriculum and inflexible standards.



Pass rates have been dropping over the last…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 11:25 — No Comments

Towards a sustainable support strategy for online students

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 26, 2012 at 14:38 — No Comments

Sustainability, creativity, innovation and inclusion

1986 Faroe postage stamp celebrating Amnesty's...
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 26, 2012 at 13:57 — No Comments

Data mining interactions in a 3D immersive enviroment for real-time feedback during similated surgery

An illustration of the sources and data types ...
An illustration of the sources and data types…
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 26, 2012 at 12:24 — No Comments

Conducting and reporting on educational technology research for institutional impact

The Prentice School Educational Assistive Tech...
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 26, 2012 at 11:49 — No Comments

Designing evaluation and research into edcational initiatives

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 26, 2012 at 11:28 — No Comments

The future is new - the future is now!

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 26, 2012 at 10:20 — No Comments

Learn at home and consolidate your learning in class.

This is a 10 minute walk through the latest developments in Flipped Learning.  This is using technology to enhance traditional learning.   

 

http://youtu.be/iI7qkDQj9OM

 

 

 

Added by Diana Ayling on November 19, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Learn at home and consolidate your learning in class.

A 10 minute walk through flipped learning and how technology can enhance learning.

 

 

Added by Diana Ayling on November 19, 2012 at 12:53 — No Comments

Find out what makes the Professor of the year tick

You may be interested in the philosophy and approach of the Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year Dr Christy Price. What do you think makes her stand out?
Dalton State’s Price named Professor of the Year by Carnegie…
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Added by Diana Ayling on November 19, 2012 at 12:32 — No Comments

Academic Conferences for 2012-3

17 Nov 2012
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Added by Diana Ayling on November 19, 2012 at 8:46 — No Comments

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