Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ascilie 2009 -day 3- late morning sessions

Still following the eporfolio mobile stream with the presentations after morning tea.
Beginning with Norhayati Baharun and Anne Porter from University of Woolongong on using blended approach to teaching stAtistics. Statistcs often seen by students to be difficult. So the use of support resources on Blackboard was used. Most students found the online resources to be useful.
Next up Jenny Waycott and Gregor Kennedy from University of Melbourne on mobile technologies and web 2.0 in science and how this assist to situate learning in everday experience.used mobile tools to collect everday examples of chemistry and photo archive on flickr.photos collected based on 2 chemistry topics and were captioned and tagged. Most students did not find the activity useful but there was some enhancement of learning amongst students.
Then Karen Day and Stewart Wells from the University of Auckland on adapting social media to be used as a scaffolding tool for teaching health informatics. Based on digitalmindedness survey LMS was adapted to cater to students' capabilities.
Moved across to catch Martin Jenkins and Phil Gravestock from University of Gloucester on supporting the co-generation of work-based learning designs.involves improvement of engagement of employers with co-generation oh curriculum and leading to better support of student work-placements. The project Co-gent is to develop demand led curricula and have student eportfolios reflect these profiles or attributes.