eDesign: Orientation week

Orientation week for the Authentic eDesign course is over and we have commenced week 1. Feedback from previous versions of the course indicated that people who considered themselves to be “not very technology savvy” struggled to complete the getting started activities. Therefore, for this iteration of the course I included the option for participants to […]

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A new year and a new course

I am running the third (& final) iteration of the Authentic eDesign course for my Doctorate of Education research next week. I am a little overwhelmed, but pleased, at the response to this iteration of the course. I was hoping to have about 30 people register and currently there are 58 people enrolled. We have […]

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Finding resources

Another issue raised by a participant in the Authentic eDesign course was: searching the Internet to find quality resources for online teaching can be time consuming.  One way I address this issue is to subscribe to relevant blogs, or websites that post information about teaching resources and information in my teaching areas.  Each morning when […]

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Connecting and sharing

The Authentic eDesign course started on Monday and most participants have already accessed the course. I’m really enjoying reading their introductions and finding out a bit more about each of them. I added a suggestion to reveal something unusual about either themselves or a possession as I find this breaks the “ice” a little better […]

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The new year has begun

Well my weekly post is overdue… but here I am again starting off the New Year with a short post. No excuses, but I have been working very hard on developing the Authentic eDesign course as students will have access to it from tomorrow. I’m happy with how the Moodle LMS and the companion website […]

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Blogging on

I am currently developing supporting materials for the Authentic eDesign course that starts on 9 January, 2012. So, I thought I’d see what new information and resources have been added to the web that might be useful for this course. I discovered that Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has recently added a series of posts: Learning about blogs FOR […]

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Good start to the day…

My day started off great today for a few of reasons: First invitations for my research course were sent out at 5pm yesterday and I’ve already had my first enrolment (yeah!) I promoted my research course on Twitter yesterday and Kerrie Smith picked it up and added it to The Kerrie Smith Daily (education). Thank you Kerrie […]

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Open invitation

I have spent the past two weeks planning and designing the “Authentic e-Learning Course Design” online course for my Master of Education research project. I have created my research website (eLearn Open), the Moodle site to run the course on (eLearn Open eCourses) and the course information learning guide (CI&LG). I used Jan Herrington’s authentic […]

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