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Designing for flexibility
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But how do I know she did it? : assessing at a distance
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They're all talking in Facebook!
Finding & evaluating resources: Educators as Curators
The WOW Factor: Using mobile devices to create content and foster engaging student learning
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Designing for Flexibility
Thought leaders podcast series
To supplement our program we are connecting with a diverse range of leading thinkers in the areas of education, social media, technology and communication.
We were excited to have on board Michael Coghlan to facilitate the conversations.
We wish to thank all those interviewed for their time and insightful comments.
If you wish to listen to the interviews as podcasts using an Apple product please subscribe to the free
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You can also see view the Thought Leaders Podcasts on the blog using the
Lilian Austin (Latrobe University)
Lilian talks about encouraging education faculty students to view all areas of study in a more holistic framework, and how Latrobe Uni attempts to facilitate this process via the use of personal learning spaces (
eportfolios). Also a some thoughts on the differences between working in the VET and Higher Ed sectors.
Conversation with Lilian (7/9/12)
Listen to Vivian talk about her life as a fully online teacher. She discusses strategies to enable students and teachers to acquire the skills to work online - especially in live synchronous sessions. (Vivian refers to Voicethreads - see
Conversation with Vivian (22/8/12)
David talks about the rise of personalised learning, the public nature of teaching in the 21st century, how contemporary education is defined by its lack of limits, and the role technology has to play in all of this. More about David at
Conversation with David (7/8/12)
Edited excerpts from a conversation between Nellie Deutsch and Mike Wesch in WizIQ on July 25th.
(Full version of the original conversation
Mike shares his thoughts on being an educator in a media saturated environment, what changes may be occurring in our brains as a result of constant use of technology, setting meaningful assessment tasks, the Flipped Classroom model, and most notably, being a successful teacher by loving your students!
(about 18 minutes)
Blair Athol North Birth - Year 7 School
Focus: a new concept in primary schooling.
Conversation with Lee (31/7/12)
(principles and elements of effective learning chart Lee refers to)
How Curt came to write
The World is Open
; plus thoughts on Open Education, and Massive
Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
Conversation with Curt (23/6/12)
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Focus: What is designing for flexible delivery?
Youtube Video -
Focus: a philosophical/human look at technology and learning
Conversation with Delia (7/10/11)
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technologies that are ‘high-concept’ and have the power to transform class interaction
Douchy's Biology Podcast
Conversation with Andrew (19/9/11)
Librarians Matter blog
Conversation with Kathryn (3/11/11)
FOCUS: Mobile learning
Conversation with Leonard (30/10/11)
Focus: Capability development & professional currency
Youtube Video -
Conversation with Nigel (27/9/11)
Ark Group Australia
Focus: Adelaide Uni iPad experiment, and more
Conversation with Mike (6/10/11)
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Losing interest in social media?
Conversation with George (20/9/11)
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Focus: - learners, strength-based approaches - reflections from the field 5 years on
Conversation with Greg (1/11/11)
Full Circle Associates
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence
Demain je change de vie - INSTRUMENTAL VERSION
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