Tag: online portfolios

  • In transition … will we ever get ‘there’?

    We’re in transition here in terms of study materials provision. With the push for student e-portfolios coming hard, it’s imperative that well-designed and presented study materials be prepared for offering on line or via digital media. Until then and until students are engaged positively in using online systems, feel comfortable and confident with their use,…

  • On personal branding and being a small business on two legs

    You know how the old saying about mothers goes …. they’re sociologists, counsellors, tutors, managers, chauffeurs (add your own personal favourite). So it is these days that I find my role as a university lecturer diversifying in the oddest ways. Now this has probably got more to do with the nature of the discipline field…

  • Which way to the classroom?

    Acting Class: collaborative text analysis and imaging the narrative The focus of this post concerns the changing nature of our ‘classrooms’. School’s in for the year and we’ve hit the ground running as they say; at least we’re there on the ground in traditional classrooms, in workshops, and online. The electronic revolution is nibbling insistently…

  • My Adventure Continues or The Horses Are Drinking.

    I am sure this is a terrible title for the post but as it’s a staging-post post on a journey, it works for me. The journey is the one that this blog is charting … my adventures in online teaching and learning. For a while now, and through various courses I’ve taught, I’ve been concerned…

  • 31 Steps: Taking the Challenge

    Michelle Martin’s Bamboo Project blog is great. I’ve found her blog ‘voice’ both warm and enthusiastic, so I have no doubt she’s a top teacher. I’ve been sucked in to a small but growing group of bloggers who are taking Michelle’s via Problogger Darren Rowse’s ’31 Days to a Better Blog.’ I wrote in a…

  • First axiom …

    Doh, here I go again! I’ve long believed the first axiom of teaching is ‘Take nothing for granted.’ Had a couple of hours lab workshop this morning on Macs with a third-year group of students. I’m teaching them how to use the apps and services available on the web to create their own online, digital…