KerryJ's Neotenous Tech

An educational technologist's exploits and adventures in online learning, with a focus on adults in the Australian Higher Ed and VET sectors.

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Students as Partners in Higher Education

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking around students having a say in the way they learn and the concept of students as consumers or […]

Student Experience Surveys

Read an interesting article on why university student experience surveys are inherently flawed. A few sentences about designing learning stood out for me as I […]

Introduction to ePortfolios and Mahara

ePorfolios have been around for several years now, but it’s not safe to assume educators and students who have been asked to use them in past […]

Problem-based vs project-based learning

Finally understand the relationship between Problem-based and Project-based learning. Problem-based learning CAN BE a TYPE of Project- based learning. Project-based learning can be prescriptive and […]

Moodle filters – auto linking course activities

Here’s a quick brain dump post on a feature of Moodle that I had overlooked. When the Auto-link activities filter is activated, you don’t have […]

Here’s why I’m advocating no choice in eportfolio platforms

At the university at which I work, some instructors feel it is too restrictive to insist students use the ePorfolio platform provided. Some instructors allow […]

Is VR leapfrogging over virtual worlds?

Years ago in Second Life, I experienced a sim that allowed you to add a small program to your avatar (HUD – heads up display) […]

Critical thinking, logical fallacies and spurious correlations

Some great resources for teaching and learning about critical thinking… Spurious correlations: What do pool drownings and Nicholas Cage movies have in common? Logical […]

Brain dump – free multimedia tools

Free Mindmapping tools  There are dozens of free mindmapping tools out there, here are three to start with. Mindmup Free web-based mind mapping tool that […]

Moodle groups, groupings, forums

This is a brain dump post. Groupings and news forums – to create a new news forum, duplicate an existing one. If you apply a […]

Movie Maker – good and free

It’s been a few years since I last touched Movie Maker. At the time, I felt it was clunky and I was still missing PhotoStory […]

Mediating the power dynamics of online spaces

As we mature in our use of social networking and online spaces – could it be that we’re losing touch with why we use them? […]

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