How is it?
Started off a new with this blog on another required reading... but this time I opened Easybib at the beginning to site the reading... problem one am now down again to dial up speed as I have exceeded my data cap... Phoned provider... more cost incurred... still if you have to then so be it.
Lang, J., Vargas, J., & Conover, C. (2007)
Have presented their work in the form of a PDF presentation. This appears at first to be in the form of being Student Centered from the perspective of the teacher. I'm thinking that this is to inform the student of the programmes delivery style. The slides all have a main theme and this varies as you progress through them, with the first being Academics, then progressing to Campus Services, Social life.
This layout seems to be upfront in how and what and why programmes are to be delivered in this manner.
Starting with Academics and slide 4 says
• How we communicate vs. how our
• Social Learning
• Information 24/7
Slides 6 - 10 expand on this overview with slide 11 being set aside for questions... so with this layout I'm predicting that this slide show is shown either prior to the programme starting or on the first day.
So perhaps this layout has been decided upon to help explain the pedagogical approach they have choosen to delivery the programme? With this in mind I will now skim through the rest of the slides and determine if this is so.
Within 5 more slides it appears to me that this has been written from a students needs/requirements perspective.
Under Campus Services slide 18 aims to explain other applications of the use of IT
Other applications of IT
• Online parking
• Online books
• Laptop check-out
• Mobile device
For me being able to present this overview, at or before a programme started would be of benefit for both teachers and students.
McLoughlin and Lee (2008) mention many higher education institutions are discovering that new models of teaching and learning are required to meet the needs of a generation of learners who seek greater autonomy and connectivity as well as opportunities for socio-experiential learning.
Lang, J., Vargas, J., & Conover, C. (2007). A Net Gen Perspective: Technology in Higher Education Retrieved 9 May, 2007, from https://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=ELIWEB075
"What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education (TechWatch report) : JISC."JISC : Supporting education and research. 17 Sept. 2010