Reflections of a Learning Journey and the Connections made along the way

Archive for April, 2016

Making the Most of Emerging Technologies

We are commencing research for our latest project “Making the Most of Emerging Technologies”  This project is funded by the VET Development Centre and we are very grateful for the opportunity to investigate ways to enhance our blended and online delivery using new technologies.

technology e-bookI have come across this fantastic resource which I think will become the bible for this project.  The Free Education Technology Resources e-book.

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SLMOOC2016

So I have commenced learning in another MOOC. This MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life.

My observations so far is that the course itself is quite confusing. There are a lot of different areas in which to participate in the course including Moodle, WizIq and Second Life itself. So an aside is that this a good reminder to keep online course content simple for the learner and to provide very clear directions and information.

Whilst I can understand the benefits of using Second Life in education, I am finding it very confusing to navigate so far. I think it is going to take quite some time to feel comfortable and able to contribute in a meaningful way.

SLMOOC badge week 1However I have received my first weekly badge!  So I hope I can get the hang of it all and will definitely be persisting for a bit longer yet.