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Links to Resources and Tools

Page history last edited by Hazel Owen 10 years, 9 months ago

 

This page has links to resources and tools that you may find useful in the ICTELT design and implementation process. Please feel free to add to these resources.

 


 

Link Description Comments

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Video: A Portal to Media Literacy

Michael Wesch "explores these ideas (changing role of a teacher, elearning as a pedagogical practice and others) and provides some useful frameworks, understandings and examples of a 21st Century teacher" A 1 hour 6 minute presentation around learning, media, learning spaces, Web 2.0 and ICT Enhanced Learning & Teaching.
Podcast or video: Social Media and Education: The Conflict Between Technology and Institutional Education, and the Future Sarah Robbins-Bell describes the potential of Web 2.0 and social media with learners, and the potential of these types of ICT to enhance learnng and teaching. She emphasises the role tertiary education in helping students develop critical literacy skills to enable them to evaluate and analyse the resources and information that they locate, and the knowledge creation that they become involved in. Key concepts that Sarah mentions are active participation and collaboration, especially in blended sessions...if the students are on Facebook instead of participating in a session it is to do with the design and facilitation of the session...not, necessarily, the learner. The Educause site provides the following summary of the session: "Today's technology enables users to form and join communities of common interest to learn and share information. In opposition to the privileged learning spaces of higher education, social media encourage learners to seek out their own answers and construct knowledge as a community rather than as individuals. Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, and Second Life offer new learning spaces, but how do they fit into the learning expectations of institutions?" A podcast by Sarah Robbins-Bell entitled  (which can also be watched as a streaming video).

Guidelines/Pedgagogy

   
Guidebook: http://www.cemca.org/e-learning_guidebook.pdf? From the introduction: "This guidebook will help you to systematically approach your engagement with e-learning, irrespective of the educational sector or level within which you may be working. The content of this guidebook has been carefully prepared to enable you to consider all the issues in relation to e-learning. Besides the great deal of resources in this guidebook, its unique feature is the opportunity it offers us to “tell a story” about our experiences in relation to the issue or subject under discussion. Telling a story enables us to pause and reflect upon, and share our experiences or connect with others in a meaningful way. These opportunities are designed to remind us of our relevant experiences, which will enable us to reflect upon our experiences and those of our colleagues. They will enable us to make better sense of what we are reading in this guidebook." A balanced discussion of pedagogy, and active, applied approaches to learning.

Interactions/Activities

   
http://www.gdrc.org/kmgmt/c-learn/index.html

Overview from the site: "Proponents of collaborative learning claim that the active exchange of ideas within small groups not only increases interest among the participants but also promotes critical thinking.There is persuasive evidence that cooperative teams achieve at higher levels of thought and retain information longer than learners who work quietly as individuals. The shared learning gives learners an opportunity to engage in discussion, take responsibility for their own learning, and thus become critical thinkers."

The site has some practical ideas and descriptions of activities that can be used to promote collaborative learning.
http://home.capecod.net/~tpanitz/tedsarticles/coopbenefits.htm

Overview from the site: "This section is divided into two parts. The first section organizes the benefits into categories such as, academic benefits, social, psychological, etc. The second section simply lists each of the benefits without regard to any ordering. An outline of the benefits is provided prior to the extended descriptions."

This site gives key points supporting "The Case For Student Centered Instruction Via Collaborative Learning Paradigms"
http://www.circle-of-excellence.com/free_mindmaps.htm

From the site: "Mind Maps and Concept Maps authored between 1999 and 2002, and presented in Word Document Format,so that you can download,scale and print onto whatever size paper you desire"

Downloadable examples of mindmaps

Designing out plagiarism: a brief guide for busy academics

The introduction to this resource advises: "Involving students in the academic process, and encouraging them in deep (rather than surface) learning is the key to avoiding alienation and averting plagiarism. There are situations which inadvertently encourage plagiarism and this handout is designed to identify and suggest remedies for some of these. Designing out plagiarism is a continuous process which needs to involve the whole course team."  
     

Assessments

   
Developing assessment strategies which encourage original student work: an online guide

 

The description on the site advises: "This briefing paper will seek to highlight key strategies in developing assessment processes which eradicate opportunities for plagiarism, and encourage tutors to “teach and assess in ways which make plagiarism unthinkable” (MacDonald Ross, 2008). Whilst by no means an exhaustive list, the following areas, identified and volunteered by members of the academic community are key to this approach. The paper will draw on examples of good practice in assessment design in these areas, which enhance student learning and nurture a learning culture in which original thought is rewarded."
 

Copyright issues / Academic integrity

   
   

Why You Should License Your Work

A blog post from Plagiarism Today that outlines the reasons why you should license your work.  
License your work A site where you can license your work using a Creative Commons license.  
A Complete Guide to Finding and Using Incredible Flickr Images
A comprehensive overview of finding images that you can safely use in courses your develop and how to attribute/reference them. Clear and accessible.

Example Sites/Resources

   

http://www.netvibes.com/wesch#Digital_Ethnography

Example of an Ethnography Course using Netvibes. An interesting site that illustrates how Web 2.0 tools can be used with learners to co-contruct meaning
     
     

Web 2.0

   

A brief comparison of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. The comparison was given as part of a workshop around using ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching in general, and Web 2.0 in partcular. As such this is an excerpt from the workshop, which was facilitated by Hazel Owen and Vickel Narayan (The Centre of Teaching & Learning: Te Puna Ako, Unitec NZ). Useful if you are unsure of the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, or what either is.

The future of e-learning is social learning

From the site: "This presentation shows how social learning incorporates both formal and informal learning, and how a social learning platform can support this."  

 

 

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ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching Framework and Model by Hazel Owen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 New Zealand License.

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