Learning  with Technologies<br />by Dr. Kelly Edmonds<br />
Presentation Outline<br />Learning and teaching context <br />Engaging and learning with blogs<br />Engaging and learning ...
Context<br />Learning and Teaching<br />
Context: how you see learning is how you build learning<br />Teaching<br />Learning<br />Learning styles<br />Audio/visual...
Engaging and Learning through Blogs<br />Express  -  Share  -  Interact <br />
Engaging and Learning through Blogs<br />Learning Potential:<br /><ul><li>Learner–created content
 Short articulate entries
Currency
 Series of ideas: process, parts, reactions, opinions, redistribute
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  1. 1. Learning with Technologies<br />by Dr. Kelly Edmonds<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Outline<br />Learning and teaching context <br />Engaging and learning with blogs<br />Engaging and learning with wikis<br />
  3. 3. Context<br />Learning and Teaching<br />
  4. 4. Context: how you see learning is how you build learning<br />Teaching<br />Learning<br />Learning styles<br />Audio/visual/kinesthetic<br />Diverger/converger/accomodator/assimilator<br />Independent/participatory<br />Introverted/extroverted<br />Multiple intelligences<br />Learning theories<br />Constructivism<br />Social learning<br />Connectivism<br />Adult learning<br />Experiential<br />Situated<br />Teaching preferences<br />Teaching beliefs<br />Learning goals<br />Style of engaging<br />Design expertise<br />Technology expertise<br />
  5. 5. Engaging and Learning through Blogs<br />Express - Share - Interact <br />
  6. 6. Engaging and Learning through Blogs<br />Learning Potential:<br /><ul><li>Learner–created content
  7. 7. Short articulate entries
  8. 8. Currency
  9. 9. Series of ideas: process, parts, reactions, opinions, redistribute
  10. 10. Various writing levels: formal, informal, expressive, whimsical
  11. 11. Choice of expression
  12. 12. e-Portfolio
  13. 13. Increased information and technology literacy skills</li></ul>Interaction:<br /><ul><li> Reader interaction, dialogue
  14. 14. Public or private postings
  15. 15. Moderated comments
  16. 16. Student-student, student-teacher, and student-content (Moore, 1989)</li></ul>Logistics:<br /><ul><li> Online or blended learning
  17. 17. Individual, partners, or groups
  18. 18. Embed links, multimedia
  19. 19. Follow through feeds (RSS)
  20. 20. Free, easy use (WordPress)
  21. 21. Personal design and management</li></li></ul><li>Challenges:<br /><ul><li> Moderating and filtering appropriate language and comments
  22. 22. Quality of writing
  23. 23. Ensuring learning
  24. 24. Assessing learning
  25. 25. Overwhelming postings and interactions
  26. 26. Intimidation
  27. 27. Redundancy
  28. 28. Copyright issues</li></li></ul><li>Engaging and Learning through Wikis<br />Collaborate - Compose - Present<br />
  29. 29. Engaging and Learning through Wikis<br />Benefits:<br /><ul><li> Live, dynamic writing piece
  30. 30. History of edits
  31. 31. Discussion forums
  32. 32. Tag and link content
  33. 33. Focus on writing quality
  34. 34. Present learning
  35. 35. Free, easy use (Wikispaces)
  36. 36. User designed and managed
  37. 37. Private or public viewings
  38. 38. Individual or collaborative use
  39. 39. Online and blended learning</li></ul>Challenges:<br /><ul><li> Cultural resistance
  40. 40. Effective collaboration
  41. 41. Shared dynamic process
  42. 42. Clear communication
  43. 43. Varied expectations
  44. 44. Assessing learning</li>

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