Twitter and that Harvard Study

Image by luc legay via Flickr This post is taken directly from an email interaction with some Instructional Design colleagues: It began when I sent this Twitter post and these questions to my colleagues – What does it also say about how we engage in online contexts?  What does it mean for online course design?  […]

EDUCAUSE AUSTRALASIA 09 – Day 1

Image by petaj via Flickr Session 1: Sustainable Digital Literacy: (Peter Kandlbinder – UTS) Expectations of the institution towards First Year digital literacy. A range of “basic” technology skills are assumed. Developing staff capacity (for quality elearning) (L Rankine – UWS) 90% of units have Bb site. Qualitative statements about elearning Selection of undergrad sites […]

Managing “Virtual Distance”: an educational perspective.

Image via Wikipedia The notion of virtual distance seems to be a multi-faceted one.  In Bring Virtual Distance into Focus* the authors (Lojeski and Yuva) identify geographical distance as only one of the dimensions of virtual distance.  The other dimensions, operational distance and affinity distance, seem to have far greater impact on the feasibility of […]

Instructional Design and Learning Projects

Image via Wikipedia I recently read, and today re-read, a short handout by Gary Stager that I came across on this blog entry: What Makes a Good Project? In the November 2008 issue of The Creative Educator magazine, there is the first of a two-part article on project- based learning by Gary Stager and illustrated […]

Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop 2008

Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop 2008 November 28/29, 2008 Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia And selected locations in Second Life ® The Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop is an event for Australasian researchers, educators, arts and business people involved in virtual worlds, to meet and discuss topics related to virtual worlds. The aim of this workshop is to […]

NMC Symposium session update

Back in December Alex Hayes and I presented a session at the NMC Symposium on the Evolution of Communication. I’ve just been advised by Alan Levine from the NMC that all the videos and transcripts from our session and others are available at: http://www.nmc.org/2007-fall-virtual-symposium/resources Our bits and pieces are here: Evolution | Revolution: Architectures for […]

Digital natives have their say… together

This video was produced as a collaborative effort between 200 students and leaves a lasting impact on the question of whether or not we are meeting the needs of today’s learners.If you ever needed reasons to think about why we need to reimagine the role of technology in education then try these on for size…

go virtual 07

Jokay Wollongong announces another big Second Life event. http://www.nswlearnscope.com/go-virtual-07 Go Virtual 07! is set to be an exciting day of sharing and exploring this cutting edge domain – with participants invited to engage in both presentations and hands-on workshops in both Second Life and Adobe Connect during the event. Don’t forget to pack your laptop!! […]