https://youtu.be/sGIETautuys This video highlights one of the things that still has me critical of pure online learning. Prior to this scene in Blast from the Past, the character's father had been trying to teach his him baseball with not much more than a verbal description (being that they were underground in a fallout shelter all … Continue reading Watch “Blast from the past Baseball scene” on YouTube
In reading the blog post by Nikki Anderson, I started to reflect on how I make sense of the world. It's funny that you never really think about these things until you do. Thinking about this actually helped me to come up with a more concrete routine rather than something I generally follow without thought … Continue reading Do I Have a PKM Routine? Wow, I do!
Thinking about where universities are heading in relation to the reading 'Online learning communities: Common ground and critical differences in designing technical environments.' by Riel and Polin (2004), it seems that there may be a need to support wider communities than just the internal ones of staff and students. The focus on graduate attributes, student outcomes, … Continue reading Future University: Communities and Cross-Disiplinary Learning
For my learner experience, I have decided to learn how to write a children's book. The end goal is to develop an interactive eBook, but there is a long way to go before getting there and I know I'm going to need a lot of help along the way. My first step in the process... … Continue reading Gathering, Observing and Organising: First Steps to My Learner Experience
In the article, The Three P’s of Pedagogy for the Networked Society (McLoughlin, C. and Lee, M., 2008) the authors support the claim that current Learning Management Systems (LMS’s) are outdated due to their focus towards the teacher-centred delivery of information rather than the learner-centred approach. I completely agree with this observation so far as … Continue reading Reflecting on the 3 Ps and the Current State of Learning Management Systems
One of the things I noticed when collaborating on the skills task was that I was a lot more hesitant to offer a solution than I might usually be in a situation where there were synchronous interactions. I always find it useful to play off the ideas and suggestions of others and to build a … Continue reading Supporting Student-Directed Online Acitivies
In exploring my own learning network, it was interesting to see how it flows and changes depending on my current interests and focus. Having said that, there were definite connections within my network that are strong enough to make it very difficult to pull away from even if I wanted to. Those connections were not … Continue reading My Learning Network