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In our rush to  promote knowledge and understanding of dynamic, creative and engaging internet-based technologies within formal education, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of core text-based interaction tools like discussions or forums.  Such communication channels can be a really good way of eliciting a reflective dialogue when setup and facilitated effectively.  The key point is that the asynchronicity allows for reflection and considered articulation of your thoughts (something I've…See More
Mar 15, 2012
Tom Preskett posted a blog post

Collaborative bookmarking in education

To continue the series of posts on the theme of internet-based tools for teaching and learning, here is my latest thinking on collaborative bookmarking in education.Firstly, the term I'm using is collaborative bookmarking rather than social bookmarking.  This is because I'm trying to put it within a educational context.  The emphasis, therefore, is collaboration or co-construction of knowledge and understanding and using an online bookmarking service as part of such a pedagogical design.The…See More
Mar 5, 2012
Tom Preskett commented on Tom Preskett's blog post Using forums/blogs/wikis to facilitate learning: A summary
"Thanks for taking the time to comment Clarita.  I hope some of these points prove useful."
Mar 5, 2012
Clarita Thomas commented on Tom Preskett's blog post Using forums/blogs/wikis to facilitate learning: A summary
"Very good summary Tom. You have cleared up some of the concerns that I had about these ICT tools. Since the teachers in my country are on the verge of integrating these tools in the classroom, your tips will be of great help. Thanks for the…"
Mar 4, 2012
Tom Preskett posted a blog post

Using forums/blogs/wikis to facilitate learning: A summary

When you work with VLEs/LMSs you deal extensively with the text-based communication tools that exist in all systems.  The 3 biggies are the discussion/forum tool, the blog/journal tool and the wiki tool.  Explaining how each can be used to facilitate learning within learning activities is a key challenge for the Learning Technologist.  What's really important is that you articulate clearly the subtle differences between these tools and what their pedagogical affordances are. Here are…See More
Feb 24, 2012

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Posted on March 14, 2012 at 10:49am 0 Comments

In our rush to  promote knowledge and understanding of dynamic, creative and engaging internet-based technologies within formal education, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of core text-based interaction tools like discussions or forums.  Such communication channels can be a really good way of eliciting a reflective dialogue when setup and facilitated effectively.  The key point is that the asynchronicity allows for reflection and considered articulation of your thoughts (something…
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Collaborative bookmarking in education

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 2:38am 0 Comments

To continue the series of posts on the theme of internet-based tools for teaching and learning, here is my latest thinking on collaborative bookmarking in education.

Firstly, the term I'm using is collaborative bookmarking rather than social bookmarking.  This is because I'm trying to put it within a educational context.  The emphasis, therefore, is collaboration or co-construction of knowledge and understanding and using an online bookmarking service…
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Using forums/blogs/wikis to facilitate learning: A summary

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 6:14am 2 Comments

When you work with VLEs/LMSs you deal extensively with the text-based communication tools that exist in all systems.  The 3 biggies are the discussion/forum tool, the blog/journal tool and the wiki tool.  Explaining how each can be used to facilitate learning within learning activities is a key challenge for the Learning Technologist.  What's really important is that you articulate clearly the subtle differences between these tools and what their pedagogical affordances are. 

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