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Talk given at University of Canberra in 2010 talking about using BIM. Abstract and other resources online here

Talk given at University of Canberra in 2010 talking about using BIM. Abstract and other resources online here
http://bit.ly/bimstory

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    • Reducing aggravation of student blogging: the story of BIM
      David Jones
      http://davidtjones.wordpress.com
      http://bit.ly/bimstory
    • Overview
      What?
      Why?
      How?
      Does it work?
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/100608625/
    • Overview
      What?
      Why?
      How?
      Does it work?
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/100608625/
    • BAM
      Into
      Moodle
      Activity module for Moodle
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • BAM
      Blog
      Into
      Aggregation
      Moodle
      Management
      (Jones and Luck, 2009)
      Duplicates and expands Webfuse tool
      - 26 offerings, 7 courses
      - 2790+ students
      - 20,000+ blog posts
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • Students create and register blogs/feeds
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • They answer questions (or not)
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • BIM aggregates/mirrors the student posts
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • BIM “allocates” posts to questions
      Unallocated
      Submitted
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • BIM shows students what it knows about their posts
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • BIM provides teaching staff with management interface
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • BIM integrates with Moodle gradebook
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
    • Overview
      What?
      Why?
      How?
      Does it work?
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/100608625/
    • (Moyle, 2010)
      “building literacies”
      Reflection/meta-cognition
      Escapingclosed gardens
      (Kim, 2010)
      Connectivism
      (Social)Constructionism
      (Siemens, 2005)
      (Papert & Harel, 1991)
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/3196112134/
    • Personal
      Sense of ownership
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3588989219/
    • Personal
      Open
      Sense of ownership
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3588989219/
    • Personal
      Open
      Sense of ownership
      Better
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3588989219/
    • 200+ individual blogs
      Who has posted what?
      Who has marked what?
      How to mark? On the blog?
      Integrating with results processing?
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3588989219/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/267095174/
    • Open
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/267095174/
    • Open
      More work
      More “marking”
      Unfamiliarity
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/267095174/
    • Overview
      What?
      Why?
      How?
      Does it work?
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/100608625/
    • Students
      Create blog
      Register blog
      Use blog
      Check progress
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamaiyuya/74134502/
    • Coordinator & Marker
      Coordinator
      Track posts
      Add a BIM activity
      Allocate posts
      Configure
      Add questions
      Mark posts
      Allocate student groups
      Release posts
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamaiyuya/74134502/
    • Overview
      What?
      Why?
      How?
      Does it work?
      Yes, but!
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/100608625/
    • Since 2006
      - 26 offerings, 7 courses
      - 2790+ students
      - 20,000+ blog posts
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/design-dog/1322023178/
    • 6 students did not register blog
      4 failed every course
      2 failed 2 of 3 courses
      High performing
      Blog as predictor
      (Jones and Luck, 2009)
      Low performing
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/neeta_lind/1465408016/
    • 93 students scored less than 28% on blog
      11% did not sit exam
      57% failed the exam
      31% scored less than 74%
      High performing
      Blog as predictor
      (Jones and Luck, 2009)
      Low performing
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/neeta_lind/1465408016/
    • Best of breed
      One of the most compelling aspects of the project was the simple way it married Web 2.0 applications with institutional systems.
      (Coghlan et al, 2007)
      This approach has the potential to give institutional teaching and learning systems greater efficacy and agility
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyon_photography/3886352249/
    • Students
      Net gen, not!
      Staff
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/mager/2776666394/
    • Students
      Net gen, not!
      Staff
      Reflection?
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/mager/2776666394/
    • Students
      Net gen, not!
      Staff
      Reflection?
      Open
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/mager/2776666394/
    • Students
      Net gen, not!
      Staff
      Reflection?
      Open
      The “grammar of school”
      (Papert, 1995)
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/mager/2776666394/
    • http://tr.im/EQOG
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/80417459@N00/2471314610/
    • Coghlan, E., Crawford, J., Little, J., Lomas, C., Lombardi, M., Oblinger, D., et al. (2007). ELI Discovery Tool: Guide toBlogging: EDUCAUSE.
      Jones, D., & Luck, J. (2009). Blog Aggregation Management:Reducing the Aggravation of Managing Student Blogging.Paper presented at the World Conference on EducationMultimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009.from http://www.editlib.org/p/31530.
      Kim, J. (2010, 6 April, 2010). 11 ideas about which I may be wrong. Retrieved 13 April, 2010, from here
      Moyle, K. (2010). Building innovation: learning with technologies. Camberwell, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research.
      Siemens, G. (2005). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 2(1).
      Papert, S., & Harel, I. (1991). Constructionism. New York City: Ablex Publishing Corporation.
      Papert, S. (1995). Why School Reform is Impossible. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 6(4), 417-427.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/annarbor/4350627292/