Article: Using digital technologies for learning

The list of digital technologies that might be used for teaching and learning is extensive. It includes: LMSs (Learning Management Systems); MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses); BYOD (bring your own device); BYOT (bring your own technology); BYOC (bring your own connectivity); makerspaces; robotics; digital portfolios; online discussion forums; blogging platforms; wikis, microblogging; back channels; audio […]

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Assignment 1

What a huge relief to have completed assignment 1 with success! Everything is clicking in my learning journey for this course. I actually feel like my learning is being transformed! I invested a huge amount of time researching ICTs to incorporate into my learning activities and certainly broadened my whole perspective on ICTs in doing so. It is fantastic how many ICT resources are available (and simple ones!) to optimise engagement in the teaching and learning process. I can’t help but reflect on my school days and the BORING, mundane delivery of ‘information’ we received. I often remember heads on desks during Maths and English, students almost falling asleep. Whilst I acknowledge that this was perhaps also due to uninspiring pedagogies, I can not help but feel excited about the resources and strategies we are gaining knowledge of, to transform our future classrooms into dynamic, engaging, places of learning and enjoyment.

 

August 2017: Augmented reality in the classroom — Discovery Education

Last year, I wrote a blog post dealing with the use of virtual reality resources to support the instructional process. I started the article with an explanation of the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality, which I feel is important to include again since, this time, the post will be about the use of…

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Week 6 Personal Reflection

After completing the lectures and tutorials for this week and concentrating on applying this information into assignment 2, the impact of  incorporating ICTs into teaching and learning appears very overwhelming. I can definitely appreciate the level of excitement and engagement it can offer learning experiences but I am also in conflict with the amount of time required to research and trial possible ICT resources for students. Being unfamiliar in ICT territory makes it even more challenging! So far, I have been fortunate to ‘stumble’ across some great looking resources and had a bit of a play. In no means do I intend to sound pessimistic about the inclusion of ICTs, in fact I am convinced to be optimistic about it. Whilst yes, I have experienced challenges, it has amazed me just how far we are able to take learning for students, by considering ‘replacing, amplifying and transforming” through using ICTs in our planning.

A great example can be viewed on this youtube clip.

My Mind Concept Map

My Mind Map

Completing this task was quite time consuming and challenging. If I am completely honest, I would prefer to have held a pencil and hand sketched it. It would have been completed in half the amount of time and probably contained more detail.

However, that would have defeated the logic behind the learning process of incorporating ICT into the teaching and learning journey. In a different task concept, I can appreciate how this digital format of mind mapping could be effectively utilised in student collaboration.

Interesting

Dr Mark A. Camilleri from the University of Malta’s Department of Corporate Communication and Ms Adriana C. Camilleri, a PhD Candidate at the University of Bath (U.K.) have recently delivered a presentation of their latest empirical paper, entitled; The Technology Acceptance of Mobile Applications in Education during the 13th Mobile Learning Conference in Budapest, Hungary. […]

via The Technology Acceptance of Mobile Applications in Education — Substantia Mea

Integration of digital technology

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/08/10-practical-strategies-to-integrate.html

Fellow EDC3100 students, this gives us some great planning ideas for assignment 2.

After initially being very nervous about the whole ICTs concept, I must admit I am finding it fascinating at the extent to which student learning may be transformed with the abundance of opportunities available through ICT resources.

Experimenting with some of these ‘new discoveries’ causes me to reflect on the tremendous way we have propelled education over the years. I remember back to some of the boring, mundane lessons of my school days and am astounded (and thankful!) for the creative options for engaging learning experiences for our modern day students.