Monthly Archives: November 2012

Creating On Line Learning Communities

I love the definition of a learning community presented in this article. It is focused on constructivist learning principles …an approach whereby learners are actively involved in creating knowledge often through their own experiences, rather than passively receiving information.  Constructivist … Continue reading

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Interesting Read: Let’s Stop Talking about Teaching with Technology, and Start Talking about Teaching

I read this blog this morning and thought it really reflected what we’ve been saying in our meetings.  As we’ve been talking about potential PD that we would like to see or offer, we’ve addressed the fact that PD should … Continue reading

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GAS e-Learning Guiding Principles (draft)

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Now I know a bit better

Another one of the edutopia series, for new teachers like me getting ready to learn the new trend. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/blended-learning-getting-started-lisa-dabbs

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Online learning in a classroom

A very well used blended learning approach for teaching mathematics, with well defined rationale for each activity. There are many more in this series that can be watched in the link below, attached is one example. http://www.edutopia.org/tech-to-learn-blended-learning-video

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Guiding Principles for the Use of Technology in Learning

I completely agree to Alana’s blog RE: Why Technology Training for Faculty is a waste of time… (not really… but…).Technology for educational purposes is a means and not an end in itself. The effective use of technology is based on understanding its … Continue reading

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Why Technology Training for Faculty is a waste of time… (not really… but…)

The title of this blog post caught my eye for obvious reasons… http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/why-tech-training-for-faculty-is-a-waste-of-time/ via onlinelearninginsights The title drew me in and the post itself reminded me of the conversations we had at our meeting last week and a theme that has … Continue reading

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