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Andrew Williams, Director of ILT Support and Development at Kingston College puts the wonder into Moodle Wonderland

Andrew Williams, Director of ILT Support and Development at Kingston College puts the wonder into Moodle Wonderland

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  • 1. The spirit of e-learning
    Linking pedagogy, technology and values
    Andrew Williams, Kingston College
  • 2. Education
    Verb educe = to draw forth from within
  • 3. Spirituality
    delighting in all things
    being absorbed in the present moment
    not too attached to 'self' and
    eager to explore boundaries of 'beyond' and 'other'
    searching for meaning
    discovering purpose
    open to more
    Children’s Spirituality, Rebecca Nye, 2009
  • 4. 1. Opening ourselves...
  • 5. 2. Becoming what we are not...
  • 6. 3. Recognising the ‘other’
  • 7. Spirit of learning
    Openness
    Transformation
    Relationship
  • 8. And so each venture
    Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate
    With shabby equipment always deteriorating
    In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
    Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer
    By strength and submission, has already been discovered
    And so each venture
    Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate
    With shabby equipment always deteriorating
    In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
    Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer
    By strength and submission, has already been discovered
    TS Eliot, East Coker
  • 9.
  • 10. Pedagogy
    Personalisation
    Technology
    Values
  • 11.
  • 12.
  • 13.
  • 14. STAGE 3:
    "Synthetic-Conventional" faith / conformity
    Fowler’s ‘Stages of Faith’
    1981
    STAGE 1:
    "Intuitive-Projective" faith
    STAGE 5:
    "Conjunctive" faith (mid-life crisis)
    STAGE 6:
    “Universalising" faith or enlightenment
    STAGE 4:
    "Individuative-Reflective" faith, angst and struggle
    STAGE 2:
    "Mythic-Literal" faith
    STAGE 0:
    "Primal or Undifferentiated" faith
  • 15. Spirituality and personal learning environments
    Personal
    Relationships with the Self
    Communal
    Relationships with others
    Environmental
    Relationship to the wider world
    Global
    Relation with ‘Transcendent Other’
    User tools
    • Production and storage
    Shared tools
    • Communication and collaboration
    Institutional tools
    • Content / activities
    Aggregation tools
    • APIs & protocols, identity management
    Elements of a Personal Learning Environment, ‘towardsmaturity.org’
    Domains of Spirituality, School of Nursing, University of Ballarat, Australia
  • 16. The spirit of e-learning
    S pace
    P rocess
    I imagination
    R elationship
    I ntegration
    T rust
  • 17. Space
    In what way can technology create space for our learners to thrive?
  • 18.
  • 19. Process
    How can technology enrich the process as well as the products of learning?
  • 20. Imagination
    “Imagination is more important than knowledge”
    Albert Einstein
  • 21. Elohim Creating Adam, William Blake
  • 22. How can we mobilise e-learning to enlarge the creativity and imaginative ability of our learners?
  • 23. Relationships
  • 24. Communion of the Apostles
    Justus of Ghentabout 1473-1474
  • 25. How can technology strengthen and deepen relationships within the learning environment?
  • 26. Integration
  • 27.
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  • 29. What does integration mean for systems, learners and institutions?
  • 30. Trust
  • 31.
  • 32. How can technology foster and build trust in our learning communities?
  • 33. We must be still and still moving
    Into another intensity
    For a further union, a deeper communion
    Through the dark cold and the empty desolation,
    The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters
    Of the petrel and the porpoise.
    In my end is my beginning.
    TS Eliot, East Coker