Yes, thanks to Chris Rowell (and for the nomination), I’ve realised it’s that time of year again … Edublog Awards.
“The Edublog Awards started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational intitutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media.”
A thoroughly good event to get involved in, and be nominated for too. Let’s try and get more UK nominations and success stories this year please?
Welcome to a final few thoughts on and about 2013: what did I do, what did I read, what did I achieve, what did I miss, what did I not do … you get the picture. Well …
After thinking, planning, and talking about it for nearly two years I finally got round to planning, writing, and publishing my eBook on QR Codes in Education. (May 2013).
Several years in the making I finally completed my CMALT portfolio and submitted it and gained my CMALT accreditation (November 2013).
In October I re-read my QR Codes in Education eBook and realised it would read better with a different structure to the contents and I took the opportunity to make it available as a printed book too (November 2013). Working with the CreateSpace website I restructured the materials, redesigned the cover and worked on the 2nd edition of the book (also updating the eBook too to match).
Worked closely with colleagues in Leicester on aspects of mobile learning, online marking and feedback, support, course reconfiguration, and roles & responsibilities.
Enjoy this video from Educause. I hope you can see where I am coming from and why I’ve added this video to the #LTHE project as I see the Learning Technologist as an enabler, facilitator, manager, specialist, and even student in these ‘connected age’ Education settings:
“Higher Education is a connected community, and connections can do transformative things. When education is connected it forms a pathway; formal and informal learning are no longer separated. Learners can connect to an ever-widening circle of mentors, peers, experience, knowledge, games, simulations, collaborations tools, and augmented reality can help learners connect the dots in ways never before possible.”
eLearning Industry have produced a list of ‘top 10′ must-read blogs for you – Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs – and yours truly has made it to the bottom of the highly respectable list along with friends Ryan Tracey, Jane Hart, Jane Bozarth, Cathy Moore, etc.
If you haven’t already checked out the list and the other entries, then please take a few moments now … !
e-Learning Provocateur Provoking deeper Thinking, by Ryan Tracey, eLearning Manager. The e-Learning Provocateur is where Ryan shares his valuable 10+ corporate eLearning, as well as, higher education experience.
The eLearning Coach Tips and reviews from success with online and mobile learning, by Connie Malamed, eLearning, information and visual designer. The eLearning Coach is where Connie shares actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources to help you design, develop and understand online learning. Continue reading →
There are many reasons for the choices above, and they are in no way a slight to everyone else in my network – you are all fabulous and bring so much to my day, individually and as a group, but I had to choose one of you in each category to reflect all your wonderful work.