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 [...]
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According to Wikipedia, to ‘democratize’ is to make something accessible to everyone. Information is certainly becoming more accessible and it is becoming easier for “social learning spaces to be created where teachers become associates in a community of practice, participating in networks or interaction that transcend the old-fashioned constructs of institutions and organisations.” (Lee, 2005) [...]
The type of teaching that I intend on doing more of would require that in a blended learning course students would be able to assimilate both online learning and classroom learning equally well. With reference to Khan’s Framework http://old.jazanu.edu.sa/deanships/e-learning/images/stories/B.pdf this relates to the need to have an effective interface design so that the learner can [...]
As a secondary school teacher and mother of teenagers I think there are many benefits to a more mobile, networked, accessible and project based type of learning. Teenagers today are busy and mine are often out of the classroom reaping the benefits of sport and cultural activities. These range from individualized music/voice lessons, camps, school exchanges, [...]