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#MoodleMootau2015 wrap up

Moodlemoot logoI am about to board a plane on my way home after the annual Moodle Conference in Melbourne. The many words I have heard and spoken over the last week are floating around in my head and the one I keep repeating is “Bricoleur”. A bricoleur is a tinkerer who constructs and sculpts using whatever comes to hand.

 

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Thinking about instructional design

I’ve been working with a client doing some heavy duty instructional design work (three courses to be developed in a short period of time). This is working with a writers over different disciplines and has me thinking about instructional design… and why I love it!

 

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What is gamification and where do you start?

Gamification canvasI have written a few blog posts on gamification and we realised that while we talk about gamification (and there is a growing amount of information out there), it might be worth doing an ‘introduction to gamification’ webinar and blog.

 

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Top 10 tips to build confidence with online facilitation

Top 10 Tips to build confidence wit online facilitationIn June, I wrote my first top 10 list and I’m following up with another one. This time, the top 10 tips for building confidence with online facilitation.

 

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Moodle Evolution: Moodle Moot 2014 Wrapup

This year’s Australasian Moodle Moot’s theme was ‘Evolution’ – and the keynote address by Alec Couros swept us into the future with his vision of the educational potential offered by the tools of connectivity. The examples Alec shared of openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy were very inspiring and set the tone for an evolutionary conference.

 

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Let’s talk experience, not technology

Starwars CassetteIn May, I was asked to be on a panel with Professor Gilly Salmon and Andrew Douch for the IBSA VET Practitioners of the future conference.

 

There’s always been technology in education, we know students want technology in their learning, so let’s focus on the student experience.

 

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Embedding e-learning – a framework for success

Old style computerThis is a post from this month’s guest blogger – Tracey Collins.

 

E-learning isn’t new, but many educational organisations still have a long way to go before they can say that it is an integral part of their everyday practice. Strategic and practical commitment from all levels of management is essential. But maybe we also need to reconsider how we can best support and encourage our teachers to embrace the changes (and challenges) that implementing e-learning can bring.

 

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Rapid E-learning: Go beyond good looks!

Go beyond good looksRemember the movie Shallow Hal with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow?

 

For those of you who haven’t seen it, Jack Black starts off as a shallow jerk who – after a magical encounter with Anthony Robbins in a lift – sees people’s inner beauty on the outside. The plain yet deep and loving become beautiful/handsome. The beautiful yet selfish and cruel have their inner flaws revealed as physical ugliness.

 

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DesignX Conference March 2014

Sketchnote of KeynoteLast week, KerryJ, Nat Denmeade and I packed up and spent a few days in Sydney and went to the iDesignX conference.

 

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What type of simulation to use? Thinking about taxonomy…

What is a simulation?Deanna Hutchinson and I have been working on a research project about simulations and we have been chatting about the underpinning concepts that we are working with. On one hand, we have worked with a set of definitions and assumptions. On the other, we also reflected… what is the perception of our readers.

 

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