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More reflections from Wakaaranga

Written by David on November 27th, 2010.      0 comments

As we come to the end of the academic year, teachers who I have been working with all through 2010 at Wakaaranga School are reflecting on their personal growth with e-learning this year and the effect that this pedagogical shift has had upon student learning outcomes. In this interview with Megan, she also sets herself some interesting targets for 2011. I will be working with the staff at Wakaaranga again next year and as a result will be tracking this continued progress.




One year of e-learning at St Joseph’s

Written by David on November 23rd, 2010.      0 comments

Kelly is about to leave St Joseph’s, but here she is reflecting upon the impact of e-learning on her classroom practice, classroom management and student learning outcomes.



E-learning integration

Written by David on November 19th, 2010.      0 comments

I have been working at Wakaaranga School in Auckland for one and a half days a week this year.  I am now starting to see the fruits of my labours, as teachers reflect upon the impact of the e-learning strategies I have facilitated in their classrooms.  Katie, in this video, reflects upon the impact not only upon her own pedagogy, but on the impact on student learning outcomes, as a result of integrating e-learning into her classroom in 2010.



Building sustainability with e-learning

Written by David on November 19th, 2010.      0 comments

In my latest article for Interface magazine I have further developed my case for ensuring that schools develop a robust and sustainable e-learning strategy.  I argue, in the case of e-learning, that the equation of equipment+training+teacher does not equal 1+1+1=3 Rather, I argue that training+teacher+equipment, in a classroom, is far more than the sum of its parts and as a result it is time that school administrators recognise that deliberately farming the IP of their staff has to be a crucial element of an institutions’ e-learning strategy.  I have developed a series of tools and procedures that will help a school or any organisation, actively farm this valuable IP.  I contend that without an active IP retention policy, sustainability of e-learning is not possible until all employees existing or potential are skilled e-learning practioners.


QR codes lesson plan

Written by David on November 19th, 2010.      0 comments

I am working on a presentation for LATS11 using QR codes, but I have also written a lesson plan for using QR codes in the latest copy of Interface Magazine. This particular lesson plan utilises a site called tales of things and is an ideal site for hitsory teachers trying to create provenance for new objects or non-physical objects. You can see the lesson plan here.


A year in review

Written by David on November 11th, 2010.      0 comments

I like videoing teachers. It is a great way to capture what they have to say. I videoed Lesley today. I was asking her to reflect upon how e-learning is working out for her in her class this year.




Edtalks video

Written by David on November 8th, 2010.      0 comments

This is my EDTalk for EDTalks whilst down at Ulearn.


Just had to post this…

Written by David on November 7th, 2010.      0 comments

Still reflecting upon this particular mash up. However, you can rest assured that its resonance with my own personal e-learning philosophy will ensure that it will make it into most of my presentations for teacher call back days in 2011! So for those of you who know I am coming to your school in February 2011, here is a sneak peak of 11 minutes of that time.



David has been a specialist in the field of elearning for over 12 years. He has presented on elearning at conferences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. His consultancy work includes education and business clients. READ MORE


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