Category Archives: OCTEL

I feel as if I’ve been a bit late with this week’s assignment but also a part of me saw that it was about assessment and I’d be lying if I said I was happy about it. I know that … Continue reading

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This week we had to reflect on Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory and answer the following questions: Reflect on whether you accommodate these learning styles in your teaching practice. Do the technologies you use help you achieve this? If so, how? … Continue reading

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This week was an interesting #OCTEL activity week that opened my eyes to some resources that I had otherwise not known about and which I could immediately apply to my workplace.  The first activity was irrelevant for me as we … Continue reading

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I cannot believe how quickly the months go by this year but in all honesty, I’m secretly thankful for it as it brings me closer to our overseas holiday! This month has been a bumper learning month for me.  I … Continue reading

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Week 3: Designing Active Learning for #OCTEL

What was the last time you learned anything? I’d say I’m actually learning ALL THE TIME and to keep a track of it, I write monthly blog posts where I write down what I learned that month and how I … Continue reading

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This week in #OCTEL, it was all about the learners – but I wasn’t so sure. With a background in learning and development, understanding learner needs is not new to me. I’ve done many needs analyses in my life so … Continue reading

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Week 1: Drilling Into TEL Concepts and Approaches for #OCTEL

This week’s entry on reflections of Technology and Learning Concepts and Approaches for the OCTEL MOOC have been interesting.  In particular one video about how dentists are trained to drill a tooth through the use of sophisticated simulations. I hate … Continue reading

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Just because I’m a sucker for punishment, I joined another 10 week cMOOC called Octel: The Open Course in Technology. (Actually, methinks I was on such a high with the Educational Technology MOOC #ETMOOC which recently finished that I just … Continue reading

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