CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Constructivism · Digital fluency · Leadership · Making · Mindlab · Technology

Week 31 – Professional Context – Crossing Boundaries

Looking back to the future Mathison and Freeman (1997) describe one version of interdisciplinarity as a combination of disciplines that enhance the learning in one of those disciplines, and by integration transcends a single discipline through an interconnected vision. In my life, I have had several professions, from graphic artist and designer to multimedia trainer,… Continue reading Week 31 – Professional Context – Crossing Boundaries

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Digital fluency · Internet safety · Mindlab · Technology

Week 29: Legal and ethical contexts in my digital practice

All too familiar are stories in the media of the unethical choices that a minority of educators have made. Not understanding the ethical obligations teachers face can detrimentally affect students, harm teacher credibility and erode the public’s trust. Overarching of these issues are advances in innovation and access to online networking meaning the ethical implications… Continue reading Week 29: Legal and ethical contexts in my digital practice

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Mindlab · Māori · Technology

Week 28: Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness in my practice

Culturally responsive teaching: making connections between what is known and what is to be taught next (Teaching Tolerance, 2010) What does this have to do with me? I will admit upfront that as a pakeha immigrant to New Zealand, who still holds an Australian passport my indigenous knowledge, has many gaps, which I fully acknowledge… Continue reading Week 28: Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness in my practice

Change · Technology

The World now buys more Smartphones than Computers

In 2011 an important technology milestone was reached. Manufacturers shipped 487.7 million smartphones and only 414.6 million computers (that is desktops, laptops and tablets combined). And it’s a trend that hasn’t slowed down. It would seem smartphones are becoming the main computing devices of the masses. Productivity and creation tasks notwithstanding the majority of what… Continue reading The World now buys more Smartphones than Computers

NZACDITT · Technology · Web

20 years of a free, open web

If you’ve not yet read April 30, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of the intent statement by CERN making World Wide Web (“W3”, or simply “the web”) technology available on a royalty-free basis. http://info.cern.ch/ Read the original document here. (https://cds.cern.ch/record/1164399) CERN are also working to restore as accurately (and originally) as possible original URL‘s (such as… Continue reading 20 years of a free, open web

Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Media · PLD · Podcast · Technology · video · Web

K-12 Online Conference kick-off

The K-12 Online Conference appears to have begun (I haven’t worked out the time yet, but most of the pods appear to still be teasers). What an excellent resource this looks like it’s going to be – if only I had access to broadband at home – so lot’s more time spent at work downloading… Continue reading K-12 Online Conference kick-off

New Zealand · Technology

Education-related uses for the Internet

An digital-aware student can rely on the Internet (I’ve started to de-capitalise “internet” but am in two minds) to help them complete schoolwork. Most I have talked with use the Internet as a research tool to write essays, finish class work or assigned homework, using a number of varying metaphors to describe how they use the… Continue reading Education-related uses for the Internet