Online assessment: the student voice

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Teachers in schools are considering the extent to which common pedagogical methods can be adapted into online environments, or whether they need to be completely revised and reconceptualised. Success was based on giving students a voice. It is commonly built into online learning environments simply because it is relatively easy to do. Your contributions as ever, are welcome in the comments box below: Reference Fontanillas, T.

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Teacher Voices: Chris Nesbitt

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I loved being referred to by first name. Photo courtesy of Chris Nesbitt Teacher Voices: Chris Nesbitt by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number five in the ongoing blog series about the lives of former students who have gone on to become teachers. This post features Chris Nesbitt, who graduated from Plymouth University in 2015 with a first class B.Ed

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Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

Generally, the term “microlearning” refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. Note that microlearning refers to an activity (learning) dealing with small learning units (products). A lengthy script was written and approved, and voice over recordings were made. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Ten Reasons I Hate Email

Tom Spiglanin

Even the origin of its name (electronic mail) refers to the metaphor of a postal service, where it’s a crime to open and read someone else’s mail. Tone of voice and body language, which account for about two-thirds of face-to-face communication, are missing. Just don’t leave me a long, disorganized voice message. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Engaging online learners 1

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All you have is your voice. References Gunawardena, C. 2009) Destructive creativity on the social web. Hershey, NY: Information Science Reference. Engaging learners can be difficult in any context. Engaging them in online environments can amplify the problem.

Integrity

Tom Spiglanin

An organization that values integrity speaks with one voice, whether they’re communicating inside the organization or outside. These aren’t the snake oil salesmen Dave referred to. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Passion for education

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Many teachers think this but few voice it as an issue. References Bolton, G. Passion for education by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Photo by Anthony Easton on Flickr In my last post I wrote about inspiration - for those who are teachers, and also for those who are learning - and I guess, that is just about everyone.

Freedom, democracy and education

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Clearly, freedom of speech must be globalised if all are to have a voice, and if we cannot communicate, then how are we to express ourselves? True education can draw people out from within, enabling them to see themselves from a new perspective, as someone who has creativity, and can apply it to achieve just about anything they wish. References Dewey, J. 2011) Out of Our Minds: Learning to be creative. What is freedom? Many have asked, and there are many answers.

My mouse is dead

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No, I'm referring to that wonderful old computer peripheral device that was first introduced in the last century. For older people with motor control difficulties or reduced visual accuity, the more intuitive touch screen, voice activation and gesture control may also be a clear advantage over mouse driven computers. Image by Nik Hewitt My mouse is dead by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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A fine balance

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Unfortunately, students will be unable to do this if the school regime forbids a student voice in favour of teacher dominated pedagogy. References Dewey, J. Photo from the National Photo Company Collection via Flickr A fine balance by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Who leads the learning in your institution?

Reinventing learning spaces

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Canadian educator David Horn, over at the University of British Columbia, provided the moderate voice when he remarked that the hi-tech campus needs to incorporate both high and low tech solutions to support the needs and capabilities of all students. Reference Wheeler, S. Photo by Steve Wheeler Reinventing learning spaces by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

I know what I like

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More heavy weight in its approach is the chapter by Thom Cochrane and Vickel Narayan which tackles the impact heutagogy might have on creativity in education. In total there are seventeen chapters, each offering additional voices to the growing narrative of heutagogy. Much of it is common sense. Reference Blaschke, L.

Digital assignments: How shall we grade them?

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Would a hyperlink in a blog be equivalent to a reference in an essay? How difficult is it for example, to put a voice-over track or a music track onto a video, or overlay captions? Photo from Wikimedia Commons Digital assignments: How shall we grade them? by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Next generation learning

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Here we begin to think not only of voice activated, gestural controlled interfaces, but we also need to start considering biometric recognition systems such as retinal scanning, facial recognition and even directly implanted devices that allow us to control our devices merely by thinking (see the table below). Image source Next generation learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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Commonly referred to as 'brainwashing' hegemony is an insidious way to indoctrinate the masses into a ' false consciousness ' where each person believes they have ultimate control of their own destiny. Whilst Gramsci used hegemony to refer specifically to the inculcation of political doctrine into society, I believe the theory can be applied in a much wider sense, and that we are witnessing a challenge to the dominant societal discourses through disruptive technology.

The future of gaming

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Recently, with the development of handheld controls (such as the Nintendo Wii), 3D screens (Nintendo 3DS) and non touch gestural and voice controls (Microsoft's XBox 360 Kinect) games have become increasingly captivating, and have an immersive quality. References Nemerow, L. Photo by Steve Wheeler The future of gaming by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Technoliteracy

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Referred to variously as ' squeeze text ', txting, vernacular orthography or unregimented writing (Shortis, 2009), this kind of unorthodox spelling first emerged as a result of the 160 character limit on any single text message. He wryly suggested that for sheer creativity, he would have awarded the student 10 out of 10, but for appropriateness, 0 out of 10. SMS, telephone voice, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, written language. References Crystal, D.

Mobile gives the edge

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It's a jaded expression now, but 'anytime, anyplace' learning is not only within the reach of most of us, for many it is in fact common place. Secondly, mobile technology is disruptive because it encourages creativity. Smart mobiles are crammed full of useful technologies that can support creative learning. References Agar, J. Photography by Steve Wheeler Mobile gives the edge by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Familiarity

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all in one place for easy reference. It will need to be modified, you don’t need the marketing/promotional terminology here, so make sure it reads like the rest of the course (the ‘voice’ of the learning). While some subjects are clearly more visual than others, there’s no excuse for not using some Creative Commons or licensed images, a YouTube video also explaining the subject, concept, interview with an expert, educator, practitioner, etc.

Learning on the move

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Fortunati (2002) speaks of the alienation and isolation that sometimes comes from mobile phone use, and comments that some isolation can be self-imposed, particularly when 'defending the space within which one would like to isolate one's voice'. References Crystal, D. Photo by Steve Wheeler Learning on the move by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Global digital tribe

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Whereas in real life space, we connect with each other through commonalities such as interest, age or gender ethnic similarities, and identify with like-minded others through our body language (postural echo) and clothing (costume echo), in tribal digital spaces, we express our affinity and interest by liking, favouriting, retweeting, poking, following and tagging. Organisations should beware of silencing the voice of the individual. References Godin, S.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

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The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear? Post from: The eLearning Coach The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts. Reference: Yee, N., & Bailenson, J.N. One article on the site takes apart some common myths about video games. Email is the most commonly used collaborative tool. Creative Commons (16). Great content again this month.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasting is also referred to as video screen capture , and is a great way to teach or share ideas. Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Screencasting–also commonly referred to as a “secret weapon” by seasoned screencasters–is a work hack you can jump in and use it today. Also, you or anyone else can go back and reference details of the meeting at any time. but this list covers some common ways.

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

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It''s a reference to a film club some friends and I imagined wherein we would watch Mario Bava films on Tuesday nights. The internet more generally, but the web specifically, is very similar to early American lit in my mind because it is still working through its various forms and voices, and the analogies and metaphors are in constant flux. 3) You''ve been referred to as the ''posterboy'' of Edupunk.

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An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

YYZ/COMPL/AI/MAR/08/273 WITHOUT PREJUDICE Dear Mr Kanani, This has reference to our earlier mail of Feb29, 2008 on above subject. His voice mailbox was full. Common sense is simply not part of their equation. 39) Workscaping (2) WordPress Admin This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5

An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

YYZ/COMPL/AI/MAR/08/273 WITHOUT PREJUDICE Dear Mr Kanani, This has reference to our earlier mail of Feb29, 2008 on above subject. His voice mailbox was full. Common sense is simply not part of their equation. 39) Workscaping (2) WordPress Admin This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5