Only if teachers are trained and acquire experience using learning technologies they will be likely to succeed using those technologies in their own classes. This is one of the main observations contained in the article “Teach the Teachers” written by Edinger,
Application in Database Class II
Phase II: Connectivism Last week all the separate wikis were made visible, and thus we started the connectivist phase. They can be browsed at http://dbavanzado.wikispaces.com/. Basically, we have constructed knowledge (blue cells in the chart below), and learners has become experts
Application in Database Class I
This is a real application of Constructivism and Connectivism in classroom using wiki. In particular, it is a course about Databases (MySQL and Oracle), part of a Vocational Technical Training program. The application of this experience with wiki started last
Policy Paper: Wiki Technology in new Learning – I
This paper contains the background of the experiences reported in this section. It has been divided into two parts, to make the post more friendly. The first part focus on the theory, while the second focus on the real experiences.
Policy Paper – Second Part
This second part gives a brief description of personal experiences as well as other non-formal learning related experiences, most of them are well-known. Those personal experiences are going on at the moment of publishing this post. My intention is to
Social Learning: more peer interaction
In the recent years we have been witnesses to the socialization of many web applications. For instance, an application for running like Endomondo or Sport Tracker not only it registers my workouts and gives me all kind of reports, but…
Media Content for Learning
Again, it comes to me that different tools are more appropriate for learning at different levels (I mean school, high school, college, lifelong learning, etc.) This week we address several Web 2.0 tools where content is not text, though…
Group 2 – Blog Summary
This is a synthesis of EDTEC 467 Group 2 Blogs – Week 6. The topic is about blogs as a learning tool.The Blogs that have been summarized are the followings:Sharray Kleinfelter Chrystal Maggiore Devon MowerJosemaria Carazo…
Web 2.0 Tools
There are some thoughts -none of them new, I think- that I have repeated to myself while reading the articles of this week, which, by the way, have seemed to me to be really good. Teachers have to be trained….
About 10 years ago, I got the chance of visiting European Union institutions in Brussels with others students. During one of the visits, we were guided by an Italian, who was working as European functionary for several years. What…
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