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eLearning guidelines project day

All the project leaders involved in the eLearning guidelines project gathered today at the Wellington airport conference centre. The steering committee meeting held yesterday was used to plan today’s event. The main aim for today was to introduce project leaders to each other and to discuss items around managing the […]

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IUT conference

The last few days have been spent attending the IUT conference (Improving University Teaching). Yes university teachers do care about good teaching! I went as a Doctorate in Education student and because it was nearby at the University of Otago. There were some interesting sessions on offer, and it was a different […]

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virtual classrooms and cognitive load theory

In response to a request for material on virtual classrooms, I stumbled across some interesting theory around cognitive processing and Virtual classrooms by Dr Ruth Clark. Dr Ruth Clark runs a training and consultancy website. There are lots of courses you can enrol in but they are pretty expensive. The graduate […]

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eLearner profiles: Diversity in Learning

I was very interested in a report of a Tertiary eLearning research fund project 2005 which looked at learner profiles – learning styles and preferences of students for elearning. Samuel Mann was on the research team and you may have seen the questionnaire. i have requested a copy of the […]

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Persona activity for Facilitating eLearning Communities

I have just finished reading through the discussion on Blackboard around creating personas. The individual persona exercise, quite rightly, became a group persona which reverted back to being a suggestion to create two general personas which are representative of the group. David started off the exercise with a persona based […]

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Putting too much trust in technology

The title of this post is stimulated by the technology hassles we have been having this week in the Facilitating eLearning Communities course. Who would believe it – two nights in a week and the computer conferencing system failed to function. Twice we were embarrassed in front of an international […]

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virtual friends are they disconnecting us?

all this talk about tools for networking and being connected in communities leads me to ask the question are people feeling disconnected as they strive to become more connected? You may be interested in an article I read recently. here are a couple of excerpts: “Jason Calacanis wishes he could be […]

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when is a community not a community?

In response to mark’s suggestion that we contribute to a discussion about why we are in this community has stimulated a question for the group – when is a community not a community? If you all think about any communities/groups you may belong to – they all have one thing […]

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Why is evaluation so important?

I was asked recently to present about evaluation for one of the constructing courses sessions. I decided to do an Elluminate session so I could fit it around study leave. However this morning when I was all geared up to present, the server decided to play hookey and go west. This spurred […]

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Structured versus not structured versus guided

Is the Facilitating eLearning Communities course an example of constructionist and constructivist and reflective learning? Are we like this lego maze (Lego Maze Eric4 by Anvilon)– structured yet in a quandary and having to find our way around and out? Is there really an end point for a course like this? […]

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facilitate or teach or learn

In response to Leigh’s posting as you prepare to facilitate try not to teach. To teach or not to teach. to facilitate or not to facilitate. To moderate or not to moderate! Is there really a debate to be had I wonder? I believe that all this angst has come about […]

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Auf wiedersehen

This is my good bye to everyone in the Facilitating eLearning Communities course. When writing to the email group to thank them for participating in the course, I realised that the community was really only beginning. Although the course is now officially finished, we will be keeping the email group open […]

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BEG, STEAL AND BORROW: BUILDING AN HR ANALYTICS TEAM

Analytics is HR’s ticket to boardroom respect and business clout — by becoming data-driven, HR can provide the hard evidence and figures that chief executives and finance directors love. Analytics has become a driving force between both marketing and finance in recent years, so why should human resources be any […]

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How to Make the Most of Summer Vacation

It’s almost here – summer vacation! Summer vacation is the perfect time to recharge, evaluate and the past year, and prepare for the coming August. Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator, instructs us on how to make the most out of our summer vacations away from […]

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Use Classroom Management to Calm Your Students

Transition times – those chaotic times when students get back from gym class, for instance – are always tricky, even for the most seasoned educators. A class of 25 excited kids can be difficult to manage during these times. To that end, today on TeachHUB.com, seasoned educator Janelle Cox, who […]

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Sharing Favorite Sites for Teachers

As a new feature on the site, we’d like to let teachers share their favorite websites for school, whether it be for lesson plan ideas learning games amazing blogs grant and donations sites online ed tech software any site you just love and think other teachers would love A few […]

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5 Teaching Strategies to Help Boost Test Scores

The Common Core State Standards have brought about an increased urgency among educators (and among schools at large) to increase the test scores of their students. With this in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator on the East Coast of the United States, takes a […]

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WHY THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF WORKFORCE ANALYTICS MATTER MOST

Presidents, chief executives and senior business leaders all understand the importance of the age-old 100-day benchmark: The first few months in a new position are critical for setting a vision, acting upon your strategy and convincing colleagues that you’re the best person for the job. While this rule has generally been […]

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