Today I’ve got the news that I passed my first course with OU. This was a very busy course which has made me reflect on various issues ; not just study related but also professionally and also personally ! Well this is just the beginning of MAODE. I’ve gained credibility in myself, where now I […]Read More H800…officially concluded 🙂
It’s been quiet some time since I have written a post. In the final part of H800 I was thinking about ways in which my students might be introduced to blogging. I have focused on my secondary students where two main blogs have been set up with two different aims. stigstud.wordpress.com is being used to […]Read More Blogging for students
Whilst ‘patching’ up my ECA, I’m realising how SNS are entrenched in the lives of the majority of students. On the other hand schools (not just in Malta) tend to block access to SNS. What does this mean? That SNS are put in the same category of online gaming, porn and other time wasting online […]Read More SNS
Drafting and drafting and drafting and drafting … my ECA. One of the two technologies for my ECA is surely blogs. It is very interesting researching how learners and teachers use them in different learning contexts. Whilst developing my writing I am more convinced that in the next scholastic year, I’ll be using some sort […]Read More ECA and …
Reading: Anderson (2003) ‘Getting the mix right again: an updated and theoretical rationale for interaction’. 1. On page 2 of this article, Anderson (drawing on Sims, 1999) lists the functions of interaction, as follows: Learner control Facilitating programme adaptation based on learner input Varied forms of participation and communication Aiding the development of meaningful learning […]Read More Week 25 – A2: Mix right ?
reading: de Freitas et al (2007) ‘The practitioner perspective on the modelling of pedagogy and practice’ 1. What are the two main ways in which interventions intended to change how teachers teach actually attempt to do this? (page 26) Assumption that interventions intended to change teachers’ teaching (model practice) will improve practice. The authors argue […]Read More Week 24 – A8: Practitioners and models of pedgagoy
Reading: Beetham and Sharpe (2007) ‘An introduction to rethinking pedagogy for a digital age’. (a) How do Beetham and Sharpe view the relationship between learning and teaching? The authors acknowledge that teaching and learning are complimentary, where teaching is an activity in which students are being helped to learn. Learning naturally (informally) or through social interactions (more formal). (b) […]Read More Week 24 – A4: Design for Learning