Saturday, July 2, 2011

There's a whole lot of reflecting goin' on ...

Now that we're approaching the middle week of the R&C course, the conversations are ramping up and all participants are finding their feet in the forums.

We have a designated leader for the Using Tools and Resources and the team are busily selecting a tool to review for their own purposes. Learning Goals are being established and participants are trying out the Moodle Assignments dropbox tool. Some issues with that this week that we will need to address - however, as this course is all about reflecting and connecting there always alternative ways of providing access to assessment tools.

Mahara tools feature more prominently over the next two weeks (Victorian School Term break will help) and participants will be collecting their artefacts and setting up their folders in their MyPortfolio area. Good think that Mahara is joined at the hip with Moodle, no need for another login, its there right beside it ready for use at any time.

Blogs postings, tweets and forum replies are building as the group begin to bond and create their own small community of practice. Webinar no 4 is coming up for July 4th - Independence Day - we might need to wave our own flag that day for our own independence in taking charge of our own elearning in this course.

The next two weeks will be a critical element of the course and the two sections have been revealed for all to explore. Its always a fine line between information overload and resource rich - so we've pruned some activities and added a couple of videos to watch on the art of reflecting.

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