On that highway once again

Last time I was here I was somehow sidetracked and have just found my way again. Having started Learn Moodle in 2013 and not completing I decided to give it another whirl. Time is my problem ……. or is it time management?


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The resources, especially the videos, are really good and I do like the fact that we can download and use them. Many thanks!

I have created my practice course – Mooching around in Moodle 2.8 and tried to read forum posts that I thought may interest me. It’s challenging, yet interesting.

I played around with a feedback activity, added a couple of blocks to my course, changed the topic headings and inserted a chat room. The next thing for me is to perhaps create a book with multi media in it and also test some resources or activities that I have not explored before. Back to the task at hand.  I will be back!

Driving towards tomorrow

Well, it has been a while but I am now back on the learning highway. In March and April I did a Copyright course with P2PU and now I am about to start a MOOC on Moodle and also a MOOC on eLearning design.
I saw this infographic below and it suddenly hit me: Most of us in the modern world are all digital citizens in one way or another. Having a computer or a smart phone does not make you a digital citizen; using digital technology does; be it a smart phone, hands free home phone, TV or home monitoring system. Age demographics tend to influence how and how often we engage in the digital world as this infographic shows.
You will be hearing more from me in the next few weeks.

Data Footprints by Generations
Via: Wikibon Infographics

I’m on the highway now

Every step I take affects my e’s. Yes I am becoming more eCapable.

eCapability is very much linked to eConnectiveness mixed with liberal splashings of time and effort – you initially acquire some motivation to want to explore and understand how digital technology has the potential to, and is, changing how we learn, work, socialise and play. That motivation puts you on the e learning pathway and you quickly realise that it is a never ending road because digital technology is changing so rapidly.

My first steps started in 2009 when most of the staff at Cobram Community House participated in a Web 2.0 tools online course. Since then I have taken the opportunity to participate in other eSkills learning opportunities related to using technology in education. Most of these opportunities have had some online component and through activity online I have made connections with others on similar journeys. Some connections are made via social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Ning groups and email. Through these connections I am able to share knowledge, participate in group discussions, seek understanding and be introduced to content and ideas that may have otherwise passed me by. These connections are a significant part of my learning network.

Through my recent involvement in the Hume ACFE eMentor program, the eSkills Mooc and through my online learning network, I am now significantly more eCapable than I was in 2009. I now consider myself to be on a digital highway with my destination in front of me, surrounded by fellow travellers who are travelling along with me at various speeds and who have their own destinations. Collectively we are sharing and learning together as we journey the learning highways. I’m the driver of my own learning vehicle and I may take a few detours along the way. Where is your journey taking you?

These kids say it all

Having been interested in Web2.0 tools for the past couple of years and interested how the www has evolved from a static “read me – see me” knowledge bank to the engaging, interactive and communicative hub it has become, I have come to realise that education is not using the technology available to it to its fullest potential. Indeed there seems to be some reticence to uptake technology at both the teaching level and the organisational level. I sometimes wonder if they “just don’t get it”.
I came across this YouTube video today and I would like to share it with you.

What do you think? Are some “just not into it”, “too time poor to get into it”, or too comfortable in their current hole “to get into it”.