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Archive for July, 2013

Final Course Reflection


‘Children grow into the intellectual life around them’. (Vygotsky, 1978)    eLearning with the iLE@RN Model The information rich world in which our students live is astounding. Of course with this comes the need to guide students’ learning journeys and approach to the online world. The iLE@RN Model therefore is highly pertinent. I strongly agree […]

Module 10


With all that we know about the importance of collaborative learning, the use of Wikis as a virtual classroom where students can communicate and respond to each others’ thoughts and ideas is a wonderful educational tool. I love the idea of this “second classroom – one that (is) always open”. I would imagine that with […]

Module 9


Of those explored in Module 9, the networking tool I feel would be valuable to students is Second Life. With only an awareness of the existence of Second Life, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the two videos that provided numerous possibilities for its use in education. I am certain that students would appreciate its explorative nature. […]

Module 8


Learning about RSS at this stage in the course was extraordinarily effective as my growing awareness of the vastness of the internet had begun to overwhelm me. I very much enjoyed setting up RSS feeds on Feedly and look forward to finding educationalists with interesting ideas and staying connected.

Module 7


Being a graduate teacher and part of a wonderfully collaborative level teaching team, I watch in admiration (and with terrible jealousy!) when my colleagues pull out resources from their personal banks ideal for the new learning we are planning for our students. As such I am constantly on the lookout for teaching and learning websites […]

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