21 August 2007

EduBlog Game One - Round 3

The BLUE Team task.

NB you are in the BLUE team if you contributed to "Conditions for learning are optimised when . . . . ." in the first round.

The red team has put in 17 entries in the first round to the incomplete sentence "My best times as an online learner have been when . . ." In the second round, the green team has reduced the words to 50 and these are included below for your ease of reading. In LESS than 26 words summarize, plagiarize, steal, modify, invent, add and/or analysis their sentences to create your completion of the sentence. Your goals is to create a sentence to please as many people as possible, including the red and green team members. (Hint: Using someone's idea is the highest form in the art of pleasing someone). Place your entry as a comment to this post.

Carol Russell said...

My best times as an online learner have been when, reading and posting on-screen, I felt comfortable, personally connected with others, getting feedback and support from around the world. Online learning can be flexible in time, pace and styles of learning. Teachers/facilitators can learn how to create this for students.

K Lai said...

My best times as an online learner have been when ... there was a blended approach. As a teacher, I learnt tremendous amounts about teaching methods from online teaching. My students appreciated how they could have pre-meeting materials and discussions, participate in interactive and realistic scenarios, and put up ideas for detailed comment by others, when and where it suited them.

newtownbob said...

My best times as an online learner have been when I could suddenly find myself doing really cool stuff I never previously imagined possible...like being a fantasy dude on 2nd Life. I can learn while cruising or learn in my own time. And reading many references is a snap.

kaly said...

Classmates made great efforts to Round 1, not only finishing the task but also giving their own experiences, for example, privacy consideration, being easy to question and discuss on discussion board, pre-work for conferences or training, running an e-tivity, sharing ideas, flexibility and efficiency, and a supplement to face-to-face mode.

MargaretS said...

My best times as an online learner have been when I immersed myself in elearning environments and Discussion Boards. Exposure to the broader range of perspectives and feedback on issues, while having time to access online resources, filter information, and reflect, created greater opportunities for deeper learning to occur.

Stuart said...

My best times as an online learner have been when online learning is used to supplement face to face interaction. As a supporting network it is great to use discussion forums and online sites to download information as well as conversing with others to enhance the face to face experience.

oliviapaulik said...

My best times as an online learner have been when the activities were relevant to my learning needs. Online learning can create a dynamic environment that is challenging, flexible, and highly interactive. Online learning can be used to enhance other modes of teaching, providing a more interesting and richer experience.

Rochelle said...

My best times as an on-line learner have been when there was the potential to gain knowledge from an unlimited pool of resources and where on-line learning enhanced face-to-face learning rather than replacing it entirely. On-line learning has provided learners, the flexibility to fit learning in with their busy lifestyle.

felicityelias said...

My best times as an online learner have been when I have been given a sense of communal interaction and participation. The blended learning environment allows for an intersection of techniques and information, with the instantaneous feedback of peers and instructors being a rare advantage for the absorbing mind.

Ping said...

My best times as an online learner have been when I am getting involved in the UTSOnline discussion study mode, which offered me a new platform of interacting with classmates and tutors. Its flexibility and effectiveness enables me to express my idea to others the moment I think of it.

13 comments:

Mat Hardy said...

…when reading such excellent material as that posted by Carol Russell, KLai, newtownbob, kaly, MargaretS, Stuart, oliviapaulik, Rochelle, felicityelias, Ping and the entire Red Team.

kaly said...

I’m so glad to be in Red team with every member, because we have the same interest on the opening sentence with “My best time…”.

Scotty said...

I agree with Mat and Kaly, it just too difficult to decide so I created a blog with all your comments. Please see http://asonlinelearners.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

on-line learning complements other modes of learning, not replaces them. It's great for flexibility in time, pace and style, that is, it's best when it can be individualised

Mike Barnes said...

… I am comfortable sharing ideas with a sense of communal interaction. Learning while cruising but immersed in face-to-face interaction with time to reflect.

Michelle said...

…I immerse myself in discussion boards with reflective communal interaction and participation, especially when it compliments face to face learning; I find these environments challenging.

Gail said...

On-line learning provides challenges when used to enhance other modes of teaching by providing an unlimited pool of resources with interaction at your own pace.

Rola said...

... I have been absorbing, asking, blending, cruising, connecting, considering, constructing, conversing, discussing, experiencing, fantasising, interacting, networking, participating, posting, reading, reflecting, thinking and sharing.

Leanne said...

. . . I felt comfortable and personally connected with others. It gave me a flexibility to learn, access information and reflect in my own time.

Esben said...

My best times as an online learner have been when the online platform included me in an international community of learners and offered a variety of learning pathways and outcomes relevant to my offline life.

Jacqui Fogarty said...

My best time as an online learner have been when online learning was used as a supplement to face to face learning, and I was able to get feedback and support from different sources.

Dee Copeland said...

Online learning encompasses blended learning techniques. As Educator I prefer to teach a "face". Learning is not a system, it's about cognitive, psychomotor and behaviour.

alisontamplin said...

My best times as an online learner have been when online learning is used to supplement face to face interaction and when its relevant to my learning