I suppose there comes a tolerance of living with a degree of chaos. Knowledge is quite loosely coupled, I find.The page I showed with the links came originally from a talk I did at the November eLearning at Brookes (eL@B) meeting on Participatory Media for teaching in Higher Education. The link to the slightly updated … Continue reading Lecture capture and participatory media for education: a talk for eL@B
Curriculum design for new social media – a great illustration of incorporating digital literacy into the curriculum #pcthe
In “Introduction to Mass Communication,” I’d like to see more discussions about how personal communications can easily become mass communication because the Web has hyperlinked everything. Students should explore the changing models of mass communications – how int he past, content used to be broadcast to the masses, and would then be shared person-to-person. Today, … Continue reading Curriculum design for new social media – a great illustration of incorporating digital literacy into the curriculum #pcthe
Does it matter if students stop using courseware when the course ends? Digilit musings
However, a bigger concern is for those services where I was able to track usage was that after the course ended, so did student use. via scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.com This experience mirrors ours, though I only have anecdote to support it. Courses where PebblePad is used do not seem to engender an extended adoption of the platform … Continue reading Does it matter if students stop using courseware when the course ends? Digilit musings
If the Twitterverse isn’t fed from outside, it is just an echo chamber #pcthe
The question of whether you can rely on Twitter to filter your reading is problematic. Yes following 8,000 people (or however many) will probably serve to satisfy most information needs. I am sure that by some number (10? 100? 1000?) a Twitter follower will be deep into a long tail of duplication. The other 40,000,000 … Continue reading If the Twitterverse isn’t fed from outside, it is just an echo chamber #pcthe
Horizon 5-year meta trends in emerging technologies for learning #shock09
Seven metatrends in emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations include: the evolving approaches to communication between humans and machines the collective sharing and generation of knowledge computing in three dimensions connecting people via the network; games as pedagogical platforms the shifting of content production … Continue reading Horizon 5-year meta trends in emerging technologies for learning #shock09
4 dimensions of digital literacy #shock09
I was discussing an unpublished draft of a working paper on digital literacy at Oxford Brookes. It struck me that a communication theory model might be useful when looking at the tools we might use. The four dimensions I recognised in the paper were: n-0: solitary reflection 1-n: broadcasting ones self: blogging, writing for publication … Continue reading 4 dimensions of digital literacy #shock09
Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?
It is sometimes asserted that while students are using web 2 tools extensively there is no evidence that they are using them to do deep learning. I believe this assertion should be questioned. There is some evidence to suggest that contemporary undergraduates in the normal age cohort (not mature learners) are not particularly critical or … Continue reading Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?
Digital natives? Analogue colonists
Graham Attwell makes an important point here, which resonates with work done on university students' use of the Internet for learning by colleagues at Brookes. The locus of work or study: the context in which the person engages in online activity is far more important than other more accidental attributes of the individual such as … Continue reading Digital natives? Analogue colonists
Why blog? Hello crowdsource, friends & lazy web: answers on a Tweet
I am writing a series of pages about blogging for http://brookesblogs.net. The audience is Teachers of undergraduates, Undergraduates at Oxford Brookes Other students and staff who might use the service, Other stakeholders and policy makers The first wave of university blogging services has long since flowed. The BBC covered it in 2005 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4194669.stm) The list … Continue reading Why blog? Hello crowdsource, friends & lazy web: answers on a Tweet
One eportfolio for every hippopotalopardile in the human zoo?
Ray Tolley (http://efoliointheuk.blogspot.com/) got me thinking. If you are going to use the term eportfolio in a particular, restricted way, then you need to define the term precisely. Many people have several eportfolios: LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr, blogs, PebblePad, various forums and repositories, their own web site, a Monster.com CV, etc. Many more people have none. … Continue reading One eportfolio for every hippopotalopardile in the human zoo?