Badges are Digital image files with text metadata stating criteria for which the badge has been earned. Badges are (presently) self-certified by Learner or Earner and Self-certified by Provider or Issuer. Below are resources for a short session I ran for the Technology Experimentation Group (TEG). Badges assert achievement usually for employment or engagement or further educational/CPD purposes. … Continue reading Badges: Learning Gain or Just a Game, and what’s wrong with that?
Thoughts on Internationalising the home student conference 19/06/09
I attended the opening plenary of the CICIN conference to hear John Raftery, ProVC for Student Experience and Douglas Bourne, head of the Development Education Centre at IoE, London. *John Raftery* opens the conference, quoting Sen asking us to resist the ideas that we have a single identity and that we "discover" our identity. He … Continue reading Thoughts on Internationalising the home student conference 19/06/09
Flourish: PebblePad Technology for professional development #HEAtpd
Sarah Chesney discusses the aims, ethos, key activities and the PS portfolio developed under the Flourish project. Evaluating the use of an eportfolio for CPD for admin and academic staff. Used to ease the admin burden and provide personal learning system (PLE?), within which is an eportfolio. Academic model practice before students. Over reliance on … Continue reading Flourish: PebblePad Technology for professional development #HEAtpd
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I was discussing an unpublished draft of a working paper on digital literacy at Oxford Brookes.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
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?
#NGTiP09 Portfolio typology further to Flourish
Eportfolio needs to be discussed in respect of at least four dimensions: 1 Process - collection, selection, reflection, presentation 2 Tools and artefacts: - portfolio: items, systems, presentations (CV, assessed piece of work, etc) 3 Areas of application: - PDP, CPD, PDR, competency assessment, personal reflection 4 Cultures of use: - Disciplines, educational sector, professional … Continue reading #NGTiP09 Portfolio typology further to Flourish
using eportfolio for HE staff CPD and Professional Review – with a Flourish
The Flourish project: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/usersandinnovation/flourish.aspx Flourish, funded by the JISC, looked at eportfolio for HE staff in annual appraisal, accredited PGCert in Teaching in HE course, and CPD/Training. They used PebblePad in a "low-risk" environment running workshops, elearning retreats, staff information sharing channels, and using it with students. The key message is if you want to … Continue reading using eportfolio for HE staff CPD and Professional Review – with a Flourish