“PEBKAC” (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Rafa Esteve Apparently there’s a problem with digital skills in Australian schools. Only 52% of Year 10 students achieved a minimum standard of digital competence, and the teachers tasked to help develop that competence feel they aren’t competent. Closer to home, I’ve previously pointed out that the pre-service teachers I work with
The last post outlined the process for extracting data from ~300 student submissions. This one outlines what was done to actually do some analysis on that data. The analysis has revealed Around 10% of the submissions have an issue with the URL entered. About 16 lesson plans that have been evaluated by more than 1
A couple of weeks ago I wrote this post outlining the design of an Excel spreadsheet EDC3100 students were asked to use for their first assignment. They’ll be using it to evaluate an ICT-based lesson plan. The assignment is due Tuesday and ~140 have submitted so far. It’s time to develop the code that’s going
The following is an attempt to think about the inter-connections between the paper “Open Educational Resources (OERs) for TPACK Development” presented by Mark Hofer and Judi Harris at SITE’2016 and the Moodle OpenBook project and my own teaching. First, is a description of what the open courses they’ve developed and what the students do. Second,
SITE’2016 is almost finished, so it’s past time I started sharing some of the finds and thoughts that have arisen. There’s been a (very small) bit of movement around the notion of open. I’ll write about LATs and OER and some possibilities in another post. This post is meant to explore the possibility of adapting
The following slides are for a (award winning no less) paper presented at SITE’2016 titled Mapping the digital practices of teacher educators: Implications for teacher education in changing digital landscapes.
I’m spending this week attending the SITE’2016 conference (SITE = Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education). This is my first SITE and the following outlines some of my expectations and intent. It’s big Site is one of a raft of conferences run by AACE. I’ve been to two of them previously: EdMedia and Elearn.
Earlier this week four colleagues from three different Universities submitted an application to an internal grant scheme around Open Educational Practice. What follows is an excerpt from that application.This idea evolved out of some earlier thinking. We find out how we went in April. If the project is successful, it needs to be open and
A small group of teacher educators that I work with are starting to explore some research ideas around engagement, initial teacher education, and in particular the questions that arise out of the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) For that project and others I need to get back into analysing institutional Moodle data. The
For a brand new first assignment for EDC3100 the students are being asked to find a lesson plan that uses digital technologies to enhance learning (ICT and Pedagogy), and evaluate it against a checklist. The following documents my explorations about how to set up this checklist. Current status Have test version that appears to be