Reflections from the Davies reading

‘Me’,‘Me’,‘Me’:The Use of the First Person in Academic Writing and Some Reflections on Subjective Analyses of Personal Experiences

I found this quote difficult to digest,‘It discusses being self-conscious methodologically and taps into real concerns about the emotionalization of reflexivity and how emotions might be subjected to the reflective process.’ Davies,P. […]

Thinking outside Moodle

I have an enthusiastic bunch of students in my online Level 1 ICT course,how fabulous is that! While most of the delivery is through Moodle I wanted to introduce some other Web 2.0 tools which they might like to try to present some research.

We are just about to start a new topic on […]

The Merits of Commenting

I’ve just had a refreshing break,two weeks of R and R and I’m now feeling ready to embrace the second half of the year. I’ve enjoyed the latest newsletter posted by Clarrie from the FarNet HarbourNet Ning and I am reminded how insightful posting reflective comments can promote new ways of thinking which […]

Synchronous or Asynchronous Learning?

As a student in a virtual environment I feel I would benefit using a mix of synchronous and asynchronous approaches. Distance learning can be an islolating experience,especially when feedback or assistance is needed and you sometimes have to wait days or even a week to get a reply from your tutor,it tends to […]

Are there any benefits in being a “digital immigrant”

I guess that depends on who is asking the question. A digital native might answer no but then find themself unable to get a job because of some inappropriate comments or behaviour on their Facebook profile. Openingly sharing private details online,easy passwords and unprotected profiles might mean their bank account has been infiltrated or […]

The Authentic Audience

In writing up my position paper (work in progress) ‘Blended Learning in Secondary Schools is a Start in the Right Direction’I wanted to use the term ‘authentic audience’. My understanding of an ‘authentic audience’was an audience that would be genuinely interested in the media be it text,film or otherwise. For example Twitter […]

Time to put the brakes on

As soon as there’s a new kid on the block someone wants to deconstruct it and show us all the pitfalls.

“Young people of the digital native generation possess sophisticated knowledge of and skills with information technologies.”

The above quote from the Bennett,S.,Maton,K.,&Kervin,L. (2008) reading I find is […]

To what extent do you identify yourself with the “digital immigrant”generation?

In the last 10 years my ability to use digital technologies has grown from barely being able to turn a computer on,to feeling confident enough to run classes in Photoshop and everything in between. I just can’t seem to get enough of the stuff and arvidly seek to find ways to organise the […]

Are there any benefits in being a “digital immigrant”

I guess that depends on who is asking the question. A digital native might answer no but then find themself unable to get a job because of some inappropriate comments or behaviour on their Facebook profile. Openingly sharing private details online,easy passwords and unprotected profiles might mean their bank account has been infiltrated […]

Synchronous or Asynchronous Learning?

As a student in a virtual environment I feel I would benefit using a mix of synchronous and asynchronous approaches. Distance learning can be an islolating experience,especially when feedback or assistance is needed and you sometimes have to wait days or even a week to get a reply from your tutor,it tends to […]