Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bundy Uni Map

View Bundy University in a larger map

Google maps are really excellent in teaching children about distance, space and direction. It also gives the a real life view whihc makes it more real for them as opposed to looking at a picture in a book. By bringing up a map of something the students are familiar with it will aslo be engaging for them as they will be interested in the content. This links with Keirsley and Schneiderman's Engagement Theory and also Olviers Design Framework as the maps are multimodal including written text and visual images.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Voki

Voki's are a really engaging tool for the students as they have total owenership of creating their own little person who says what they want them to say in whatever voice they choose. Multimodal forms of communication are used with this tool and students are able to enhnace and hone their design skills by using this tool. These are elements of Oliver's Learning Design Framework apparent in this tool.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Temperament Type

My results from the temperament type test were :

ISFJ - The Guardians- Protector.

I found this temperament test to be extremely accurate and very enlighting. It is fascinating that such a simple test can prove to be so accurate in describing a person's temperament type. Some traits included being primarily interested in the saftey and protection of those they care about. This characteristic could not be more true. To me, family is the most important thing in life. They are people that no matter what happens, what mistakes you make or troubles you encounter, they will always be there. This is something that has been strongly instilled in me and is a key trait of being a part of the protector type.

Other characteristics of this type include finding great satisfaction in assisting the downtrodden, and can deal with disability and neediness in others better than any other type. This is something that has always been quite important to me also as I have always been so fortunate to have such a stable life with love and support, that I feel like I want to give something back.

The test for me personally was an excellent tool that really did prove to be correct. After talking with many other people too, their results were also quite accurate. I think this would be a fantastic tool for students and people that work in a team environment to engage in as it will allow them to get to know one another and truly get to know themsleves and make any changes they feel fit to be the person they aspire to be.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Learning Style

Style Scores


My results from this test I found to be somewhat suprising. Although I have always been a very independent person, I feel that I am possibly more logical than the results show. Theverbal and social results from the test I believe are quite accurate however. I am very much a hands on type of person that learns from having a go and from seeing things in action, so the visual result is quite accurate.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

First Blog/ References and Frameworks

My name is Amy. I am a second year University student. This is my first blog, very exciting!!

I will be mentioning several frameworks throughout my blog that I have chosen not to reference each time. The reference is outlined however in the list below. The frameworks in which I will be referring to include:
- The Engagement Theory
- The Active Learning Framework
- Oliver's Learning Design Framework.

A list of references is outline below for you to refer to. This is where I have taken some of my information from. I will not be referencing throughout the blog.

Aldred, S. (2009) Effective E-Learning: Authentic learning and assessment. FAHE11001 Managing E-Learning, viewed 5 August 2009, http://moodle.cqu.edu.au/mod/resource/view.php?id=641

Kearsley, G & Schneiderman, B (1999) Engagement Theory: A framework for technology-based teaching and learning viewed July 14 2009, http://home.sprynet.com/~gkearsley/engage.htm

Marzano,R & Pickering, D (1997). Dimensions of Learning: Teacher's manual. Alexandria, VA, USA: Association for Supervision and Cirriculim Development

McInerney, D. & McInerney, V. (2006). Educational Psychology Constructed Learning (4th Ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia: Person Education Australia

Office Port. (2002). Bloom’s Taxonomy. Retrieved May 9, 2009, from http://www.officeport.com/edu/blooms.htm

Oliver, R. (1999). Exploring Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning. Distance Education, 20, (2), 240-254. viewed 3 August 2009, http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content