Tag Archives: self-directed learning

Self-directed learning 7: Avatars and virtual worlds

Task: Explore, analyse and write up avatars and/or virtual worlds. How would you use these tools with your class? What would be the pedagogical advantages? Can you design a teaching and learning activity around the use of these things? Put … Continue reading

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Self-directed learning 6: Games

Task: Explore, analyse and write up games. What makes an effective game? Can you use games in your own classroom? How would you use them? What problems might you encounter? How can they add value? There are stacks of games … Continue reading

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Self-directed learning 5: Rich media

Task: Explore, analyse and write up rich media, e.g., Video and animation Podcasting Mashups Photo sharing How would you use these tools with your class? What would be the pedagogical advantages? Can you design a teaching and learning activity around rich media? … Continue reading

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Self-directed learning 4: Learning Management Systems

Most schools use a Learning Management System (LMS) such as MyClasses (ACT DET uses MyClasses but is moving to a new LMS soon) to manage the learning environment. We don’t have access to MyClasses at UC, and neither can I … Continue reading

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Self-directed learning 3: Explore, analyse and write up ICT showcases

Check out some of the ICT showcases at e-learning potential. Analyse them by asking questions as you explore: How has the teacher used ICT in the classroom? What arguments is the teacher putting forward for this approach? What are the … Continue reading

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Self-directed learning 2.04: Example of constructive alignment

Below is a good example of how to align learning outcomes and assessment. It’s from a higher education context, but the principles are the same for your own. Note how the learning outcomes are quite specific and do not add … Continue reading

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Self-directed learning 2.03: Constructive alignment

Constructive alignment will help you design meaningful teaching and learning tasks. You must be clear about what you want students to be able to do by the end of the course and then you can tailor teaching and learning activities … Continue reading

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