Monday, November 08, 2004

Hi everyone

Yesterday's wrap-up session was great - exciting to hear what practitioners are doing. I have to say that this Learnscope project is the most successful one I have ever been involved with (it's my fifth). Wendy, you have been inspirational and the group really benefited from having Sean as a trainer/facilitator.
Without a class to practice on, my own personal blogging has gone no-where, I am afraid to say, but I am very keen to get a moodle going for General Education and Access in Ultimo, so we can work more closely together.
I thought about the mini- moodle training I needed and wondered whether Sean had time to spend with Brian Mclauchlan, Joan Reeves and myself with a view to a Building D moodle for teachers and head teachers.
I hope we can start our moodle over the holidays, ready for teachers to join when they arrive back refreshed next year.
Thank you Wendy for all your energy and enthusiam - wish you could bottle it!
Hope everyone comes along to our end of project celebration, planned for December.

See you there!

Friday, November 05, 2004

NET*Working 2004 National Conference

Wendy and I are doing an online presentation showcasing our Learnscope project for ANTA's annual NET*Working 2004 National Conference - http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/nw2004/.

If you would like to attend this week-long virtual event there are logins available for participants in our project. Contact either myself or Wendy for details.

As part of the conference, there are also a "real space" local events being held at Ultimo campus on the Tuesday 9th November from 12.30pm - 6.00pm, and at Loftus campus on Thursday 11th November from 9.30am - 2.00pm.

Wendy and I will be giving a presentation on blogging at the Ultimo event at 3.40pm in Library DG53 followed by a hands-on session from 4.00pm to 4.40pm in Library DG52.

We would love it if you could come along to the hands-on and help participants set up their own blog.

It's free to attend and, although the organisers ask you to register so they can keep track of numbers, you can just turn up on the day.

For more info, including the program visit - http://toolbox.sit.nsw.edu.au/NW2004/.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Some great articles on edublogging

Using blogs for teaching English as a second language
http://www.teflweb-j.org/v3n1/blog_ward.pdf

RMIT study on educational potential of blogging
http://www.binaryblue.com.au/docs/blogs.pdf

e-learn space
http://www.elearnspace.org/edutechblogs.htm