Blogging for students

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. is being used to […]

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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 […]

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ECA and …

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 […]

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Week 25 – A2: Mix right ?

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 […]

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Week 24 – A8: Practitioners and models of pedgagoy

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 […]

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Week 24 – A4: Design for Learning

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) […]

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