Gamification

As I haven’t really studied gamification to any extent I thought I would read up on it and relate an experience to it. I few years back I needed to learn HTML and CSS to teach a series of classes and one of my peers suggested codeacademy.com. I found it to be very engaging and […]

Experiential Learning (ETL)

Many things that I read regarding Kolb’s ETL was familiar to me especially the phrase “Learning by doing”.  I’ve always been a big fan of this approach and remember receiving quite a bit of criticism from my peers when I started teaching for taking this approach. They would say “whenever I walk by your classrooms […]

Problem Hypothesis

Problem How to a take a traditional classroom based course (graphic design) and develop a full online version? The classroom based version is very social using peer review, peer critical analysis and lecturer mentoring as core instructional principles. These principles have proven to be very successful and it would be ideal to mirror all (or […]

Skill Acquisition Resource

Levels of Student Skill acquisition in teaching methodology Dr Madhumita Sen I came across this on SlideShare and it seems to be a well researched presentation on skill acquisition.  I thought the analogy of driving a car was a great way to explain this topic and made it easy to understand. The author also explains […]

Skill Acquisition

There are a couple of main points I have taken away from reading about skill acquisition including acquiring skill does not happen quickly; and there are a number of distinct stages that students move through including novice, competence, proficiency, expertise and mastery.  Additionally, the majority of learners never reach the expertise and mastery stage. From […]

Problem/Project Update

My problem: How to a take a traditional classroom based course (graphic design) and develop a full online version? The classroom based version is very social using peer review, peer critical analysis and lecturer mentoring as core instructional principles. These principles have proven to be very successful and it would be ideal to mirror all […]

Feedback /Assessment Resources

Boud, D. and Associates (2010). Assessment 2020: Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education. Sydney: Australian Learning and Teaching Council. This resources was compiled by David Boud (University of Technology, Sydney) who has undertaken a substantial amount of research regarding assessment over the years. The resource proposes seven reforms for assessment in higher education over […]