This is a seminar created for the Teaching for eLearning course at Massey University. It was co-authored and co-facilitated. The Wikispace can be accessed on this link: PedTech Island An introduction of PedTech Island can be viewed below.
There is a need to rethink pedagogy in order to replace the learner as consumer and move towards learners as ‘prosumers’ (McLoughlin, 2008). A ‘prosumer’ refers to learners that produce and consume information. Knowledge is not valuable in a static form, but is valuable when it is shared, when it becomes a vehicle. Today, knowledge [...]
E-learning is an Evolutionary Change The adoption of e-learning implies a modification to my teaching. I have not had the fortunate opportunity to work in a school recently that I had access to enough working technology to incorporate e-learning into teaching practice. As a relieving teacher in the last school, I was not provided with [...]
Reflections from a course on Foundations of e Learning Recent teaching experiences has made it obvious to me that there is a growing disconnect between the learning that is expected to exist and the technology that is being introduced. Successful learning and teaching is mistakenly being measured by the use of the most recent technology [...]
Toastmaster Speech #5 Video created by Lorraine Taylor This video was created using Powerpoint, Jing, iClipart and YouTube.
Click on link above to listen to podcast. A modern day classroom cannot exist in four walls. It is too often that a young child’s zest for learning begins to evaporate as the child becomes a teenager and is squeezed into the expectations of classroom environments and exam systems that are no longer suitable for [...]
Toastmasters Speech #4 – How to Say It Learning During the Information Explosion Click on the link above to listen to the speech. Learning and teaching does not just occur in schools and in classrooms. We have opportunities to teach and learn in our personal lives, in our businesses, in our community groups and within [...]
Our world is changing and many of our schools today are becoming dangerously irrelevant. Teachers need to re-examine the pedagogy they are using. It needs to take into consideration that information is out there, that we are all co-constructors of learning, and that we are all co-constructors of knowledge. A modern ‘classroom’ isn’t just four [...]