My second blog post reflecting on teaching innovations of 2012 is dedicated to my use of Twitter during one undergraduate module in the year just passed. My original intention, in embedding a Twitter widget within one of my Moodle pages, was merely to issue the occasional message to students to aid communication of, for instance, my progress with marking of their assessments. However, when I announced our ‘official’ Twitter hashtag to the students, to my surprise and delight, they started to use it not just for my module but to tweet about other areas of the programme as well.
In education, a ‘portfolio’ refers to a personal collection of information describing, documenting and recording a person’s achievements and learning. Portfolios are used for many different purposes such as a tool for evaluating leaning, for accreditation of prior experience, for continuing professional development, to assist a job application, or for a certification of competences acquired through a course or from work experience . An educational portfolio is mainly used to encourage personal reflection and involves the exchange of ideas and feedback.
The actual practice of teaching is more complicated than we have so far suggested. We have looked at teaching as a process and at learning in terms of the outcome of the process of teaching. However, learning can be understood as a process. That is, something is happening to the learner as they learn and the teacher has a role in the students learning. That role can be conceptualized in terms of the three elements of the teaching process that we have already considered: Learning Outcomes Learning Activities Valid and Reliable Assessment However, we need to know what sort of learning activities most readily facilitate the learning process.
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« L’éducation, c’est ce qui reste lorsqu’une personne a oublié tout ce qu’elle a appris à l’école. » – Albert Einstein
Steve Wheeler nous régale d’un nouveau diaporama « R esearching Social Media in Education: What can we learn?
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Les 8 et 9 novembre derniers a lieu le 4ème séminaire "éducation et sciences de l’apprendre", à l’ifé-Ens de Lyon.
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