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How can we use the VLN / Enabling e-Learning for our own learning?

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Started by Enabling e-Learning 23 Feb 2012 9:01pm () Replies (23)

I thought I'd start this thread is for anyone who is still interested in working out what this community space can do for their learning - for example, you might be working out how to tailor your emails, or whether to use a blog or a discussion forum for your questions.

If you are/have attended the free Enabling e-Learning workshop on how to use the VLN Groups (24 Feb), you may still have a few questions - and if you missed it, you can ask for help here instead.

So, ask away - or share how you have set up and are using the space. The only silly queston is the one not asked;-)

Cheers, Karen.


  • Ra Ellingham (View all users posts) 08 May 2013 4:07pm ()

    New to the VLN and looking for some feedback on implementing how I set up a flipped programme to give students a running start into technology design. The actual time I have with students is only 12 hours. This seems like a great conversation to support my learning around how I can establish a programme for a diverse range of learners.

    I'd be comfortable with asynchronous online conversations, supported by a blog or wiki that I would provide a link to. Google docs work well for sharing outlines of plans. I have recently started looking at Edmodo and this seems to have some active groups as well.

  • Ra Ellingham (View all users posts) 09 May 2013 3:50pm ()

    Thanks Roxy, had a look at the Google sites as you suggested. Thanks for the other links. I like the idea of an explanation of the flipped learning process for students and whanau.  Tessa, here's a little more detail: year 7&8 composite groups. We have five 1-1 device classes. Still a minority. I would like students to have access to tutorials that will take them through the basic physical skills involved in the sewing and construction of a doorstopper (square pyramid with applique) plus the stages of an iterative design process. My concern is around keeping it from being really lecture orientated - more constructivist.

    Ideally it would be great to have a conversation around their designs happening before they hit the actual class for construction. Sharing photos of their design work and seeking feedback from others.Encouraging greater collaboration among students also.

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