Learning to Learn Online http://www.virginmedia.com/images/computer-mouse_anthony-cockett.jpg Steve Chilton e-Learning Academic Development Manager Middlesex University Learning and Teaching Conference June 29 2010 #altcmu
Adage, cliché, epithet, maxim, platitude or saw? You learn something new every day It’s never too late to learn You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
“ Learn is a verb – you have to do it, it is not done to you or for you Jackson, 2010 ”
“ learning to learn posits the notion that intelligence is not fixed; that we may develop capabilities for better learning; that it is more than a ‘skills set’ Rawson, 2000 ”
having all those other skills that they need to have as well to be successful in the 21st century, which include things like digital literacy …. and the ability to handle …. the plethora of information that is available through the internet …. being able to …. work in an environment where the nature of friendship has changed from the 19th century model where we had strong ties and weak links, so you had …. a few strong friendships, whereas today people through the likes of Facebook have lots and lots of weak friends but because of the connectivity they have connections which can stand them in excellent stead in terms of developing and pursuing careers, if they know how to, how to flex that capacity. Anon, pers comms “ ”
“ In spite of decades of research we know very little about how we learn. Flood, 2002 ”
Future is not Orange, but it IS mobile http://www.blackboard.com We are working with Boopsie on the development of an iPhone app (with Learning Resources) for a potential launch at the start of the next academic year.
Learning to Learn Online http://www.techchee.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/a-real-mouse-computer-mouse-171007.jpg Steve Chilton e-Learning Academic Development Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: steev8 Conference blog: http://www.altcmu.blogspot.com/