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Stepping into the Dark: Reflections on Using a Blog in Teaching

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In semester 1 this year I introduced a new piece of assessment into my 200-level Modern History unit – what I called a reading blog. It was weighted at 20% and students had to complete the blog every week, bar week 1. They were required to read two articles on a particular theme and then complete the blog. In the blog they were required to answer a question which I had set (sometimes they could choose between two questions) in no more than 200 words. In addition, they had to pose a question to their peers. My questions were generic and designed to enable the students to use both readings in their responses. This activity was in preparation for a weekly seminar.

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3 Discoveries a Lecturer Found Teaching With Blogs – And What Students Thought

Bring a Buzz to your Tutorials with the OU Blog

Don’t you love asking questions in tutorials and having the crickets chirp as the tumbleweed rolls on by? Isn’t it just fantastically awkward? You start to think there is something wrong with you, but then you realise, no, it’s the students who are wrong. Well there is a way to change this type of situation, and it’s fairly easy. Continue reading 3 Discoveries a Lecturer Found Teaching With Blogs – And What Students Thought

Flipping, Blogging and Semiotics in MAR 202

How can you find what you’re looking for without flipping navigation?

  • To implement a ‘flipped classroom’ model across a brand new unit in marine science for Semester 1, 2014
  • Develop an online learning environment that enables and encourages interaction with a variety of media
  • Establish a student blog function for student assessment
  • Produce short videos that will complement readings and other media

Online Lectures Integrate bite sized, site specific, easily digestible video resources into the unit for student consumption – learn where and when they like
Student Agency and Capacity Students created and maintained their own WordPress blog for weekly critical reflection of video consumption. The blogs were provided to the students via the Mq WordPress multisite
Increased Teacher Presence and navigation online

  • Created 2 Teacher avatars using BitStrips and Pixlr.com
  • Integrated colour text boxes for specific items in the unit

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Without instruction or visual cues, flipping your classroom can also flip your students.

Flipping your classroom is not just putting videos and lectures online. There is a whole digital design process aimed at increasing student agency and engagement.

  • Digital by design requires clear instruction and teacher presence
  • Design for digital uses available digital tools to increase student capacity and agency

Adding Colours to your unit

  • Copy the code associated to the colour you would like to add to your unit from below.
  • In any editor in your iLearn space, click the HTML buttonScreen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.19.09 amScreen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.19.14 amScreen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.19.18 amScreen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.19.24 am
  • Paste the code in the HTML editor and update
  • Replace placeholder text with your own content

YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.
<div style="padding: 30px; margin-bottom: 50px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border-top-left-radius: 20px; border-top-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-left-radius: 20px; width: 93%; text-align: center; background-color: #cfcff8;">YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.</div>

YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.
<div style="padding: 30px; margin-bottom: 50px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border-top-left-radius: 20px; border-top-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-left-radius: 20px; width: 93%; text-align: center; background-color: #f8cfd4;"> YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE</div>

YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.
<div style="padding: 30px; margin-bottom: 50px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border-top-left-radius: 20px; border-top-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-left-radius: 20px; width: 93%; text-align: center; background-color: #fffac3;"> YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE</div>

YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.
<div style="padding: 30px; margin-bottom: 50px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border-top-left-radius: 20px; border-top-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-left-radius: 20px; width: 93%; text-align: center; background-color: #e8ffe9;"> YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE</div>

 

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This project was the result of a collaboration between Dr. Melanie Bishop and the Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Centre as part of the Faculty Partnership Program.

Learn more about how iLearn can help YOU! iLearn Exchange Tuesday 12 August 12-1pm in E6A116

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Faculty of Human Sciences iLearn Exchange  Tuesday 12 August 12-1pm    E6A116

  • How can Gradebook (iLearn) and Grademark (Turnitin) help you to grade assessment tasks and provide feedback to your students?
  • How can you use iLearn to flip your classroom?
  • How can student alumni contribute to the learning experience of your current cohorts?
  • How can you use iLearn to build a reflective online community of learning?

These questions will be answered at the Human Sciences iLearn Exchange. Come along and get some helpful tips on electronic marking. And see how your colleagues have used iLearn to flip their classroom and to build online communities of learning. Interested people can enrol here :
https://www.mq.edu.au/ltc/Workshops/WorkshopDetails.php?WorkshopID=127

Give your students a community for life with WordPress

There is a little community out there in the digital world called the ‘blogosphere’ and it’s massive

Online communities are popping up all the time. They tend to be communities focused around specific ideas, disciplines and interests. These communities are generally self organising and abide by mutually established and accepted set of rules and hierarchies. Some of these communities can be found on Twitter, Facebook or other social network sites. However the strongest online communities are generally identified as a collection of Continue reading Give your students a community for life with WordPress