Towards a Theory of Online Learning

This weeks education journal club articles are by Professor Terry Anderson from Athabasca University , Canada and the focus is all around looking at developing our skills in the creation of online education resources. Some key areas to focus on are the 6 types of education interation and the model of online learning: Student-Content Student-Teacher…

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Will This Be On The Test?

Journal Club Article: Godin, S. (2016). Will this be on the test: Rethinking online education. The Startup. Step 1: Read the journal club article above Step 2: Consider the courses you run or about to develop and is there any potential for change in how you would like to deliver them? Step 3: What are…

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Play Your Way To Curious

This gaming resource blends the fields of education, psychology and interactive visualisation to spark curiosity and cultivate relaxed alertness. For the educator the interesting aspects are the background work on looking at the learning environment and how humans interact with immersive technology. Nuro: an online experience that helps users reach an open, curious mindset known…

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Social Media Awareness

Using a critical eye to review the power of social media through it’s technology, algorhythms and artificial intelligence is important for educators to consider impacts on professional and personal lives (for both teacher and student) when introducing or encouraging use of technology platforms. Reward System: Connectivity or addiction? Try putting your phone down or not…

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Journal club

Journal Club Article: Yarris, L.M., Chan, T.M., Gottlieb, M., and A.M. Juve (2019). Finding Your People in the Digital Age: Virtual Communities of Practice to Promote Education Scholarship. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 1-5. Background: Busy educators experience many barriers in meeting their own professional and education goals. Engaging in…

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Educational Instructional Design – ADDIE Approach

ADDIE is an instructional systems design framework used by instructional designers and training developers to provide a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective education, training and performance programs. The five phases: AnalysisDesignDevelopment Implementation Evaluation An additional approach to improve this model is the use of rapid prototyping, where receiving continual or formative feedback while instructional materials…

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Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices

Journal Club Article: Dawson, P., Carless, D., & Lee, P. P. W. (2020). Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-11. Background on Feedback Literacy Questions how learners can be supported to productively engage in the kinds of feedback practices they may encounter after they graduate. Introduces…

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Knowledge Management

“Knowledge itself is power” Knowledge management (KM) “is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieve organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge” (Wikipedia, 2020). Questions for the Healthcare Team or Organisation How is knowledge captured? Is anything missed? How is knowledge…

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