Archive for December, 2007

The Year of the TOP TEN

Friday, December 21st, 2007

After a Delphi study with the TOP 10 aspects for blended learning in small and medium-sized entreprises, WIRED has a whole list of TOP 10:

TOP 10 Heartbreaking Gadgets

TOP 10 Craziest Ways to Hack the Earth

TOP 10 Best Galleries of the Year

I wish you Happy Christmas and the TOP 10 of your wishes come true in 2008!

National Digital Learning Repository (Ireland)

Friday, December 14th, 2007

It is this time of year again, it seems. The NDLR invited again for a symposium and many, many came together at Trinity. I missed most of the morning, travelling from DCU into town (it is amazing how long it can take…). The afternoon program was a series of short presentations. Usually these power point massacresget to me, but due to the short time every speaker had, it was actually bearable.

Connor Galvin from UCD together with one of his Master students, primary school teacher Anne McMorrough, presented their experiences with building a learning community as partof the master’s program. They pointed the audience to a few web pages:

FIS - Film for Schools

NING - yet another social networking site

eTwinning - a website to build school partnerships in Europe - a portal to provide online ressources for primary and post-primary teachers - free ressources from the US Department of Education

Caron McMahon from DCU’s Learning Innovation Unit and Freda Neill from Trinity made the benefit of their educational videos and the e-learning units very clear. Very entertaining way to present this topic - a good example that learning can be fun.

More to come, gotta go….