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Macquarie University
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About Me
Head of Teaching and Learning Design. Working in the Learning and Teaching Centre, which combines EdTech Developers and Academic Developers in curriculum, policy and innovation to integration of technology to support learning and research.

Dean Groom's Blog

Hello World

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 11:42pm 0 Comments

Hi, Thanks to Jane for inviting me. My name is Dean Groom and I work at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. My job is to teach largely non-teachers -- how to teach, and in doing that, look for methods and ways that help them transition from the learning by absorption we see in traditional classrooms to more enquiry methods.

Enter PBL. I trained with New Tech High - and since then my interest is how to rip out tools like Microsoft Office, IWBs and projectors - and get kids to… Continue

My Learning Life

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 4:25am 0 Comments

Here’s the plan I want to create for my kids. I want to develop a framework that supports them as learners online. It is a living resource and evidence reference about ‘how I like to learn’. This is always a work in progress, and is created, edited and used by them, teachers and us.

Will it have a long tail? Absolutely. In the case of Mr7 it begins as a support – to help him and his teacher negotiate how he sees learning. We are I guess lucky in that we are able to ‘talk teacher’ and… Continue

Aspi2.0 - Practical Intervention Project

Posted on December 5, 2008 at 8:12pm 5 Comments

Thanks for clicking in!

For a while now, I wondered what I could add to Classroom2.0's discussions. What could I do is such a powerful community? Until now, I've stuck to writing and engaging on my own blog.

I was replying to a post on Will Richardson's blog about 'The School of the Future', and for some reason, talked about the issues I face, as a father of a 7 year old with Aspergers Syndrome. I continually argue that he is… Continue

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At 1:16am on December 7, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Dean,

Here's what Nellie did on wiziq concerning wiki Educator.

At 3:33pm on December 6, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Dean,

With your interest in education technology I recommend you take a lookw at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorsteam's web based power point presentation platform.


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