Week 10 Lectures and Readings Tuesday Lecture: Overview of DER Module by Tony Loughland Thursday Lecture: Virtual Constructionism and Online Pedagogies by Shanti Clements Readings: Bigum, C. (2002). The Knowledge Producing School: Rethinking Computing and Communication Technologies in Schools. Professional Voice, 2(2), 1-3. Gillen, J., Staarman, J. K., Littleton, K., Mercer, N., & Twiner, A. (2007). A "Learning Revolution"? Investigating Pedagogic Practices Around Interactive Whiteboards in British Primary Classrooms. Learning, Media and Technology, 32(3), 243-256. Teaching Foci Philosophical: Technological and Sociological Determinism (see Bigum, 2002) Sociological: Inequitable Access to online resources Political: Policy and funding driven technological imperatives, eg. laptop rollout Psychological: Can online learning environments be collaborative learning environments? What theories of learning underpin the various digital technologies and pedagogies? Pedagogical: Should technology come before pedagogy? What is the role of technology in pedagogies? What interests are driving the current interest in interactive whiteboard technologies? How do learning technologies reposition the teacher, student, knowledge relationship that is fundamental to situated pedagogies?
Lectures and Readings Tuesday Lecture: A Critical Analysis of the Digital Education Revolution by Professor Peter Freebody Thursday Lecture: Moodle and Cost-Effective Pedagogies by Dr Paul Ganderton Readings: Dougiamas, M., & Taylor, P. (2002). Interpretive analysis of an internet-based course constructed using a new courseware tool called Moodle. Paper presented at the Quality Conversations: 2002 Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Moodle.org (2009). Moodle Buzz. Retrieved 19/2/09 from http:// moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=19 Rufﬁni, L. (2008). Interview with Martin Dougiamas: "Learning is better when it is collaborative, and that drives Moodle Development". Retrieved 18/2/09 from http://www.uoc.edu/ portal/english/la_universitat/sala_de_premsa/entrevistes/2008/ martin_dougiamas.html
Teaching Foci Philosophical: Technological and Sociological Determinism (see Bigum, 2002) Sociological: Inequitable Access to online resources- at the individual, school and systemic levels Political: What is the connection between the Education Revolution and the Digital Education Revolution? How will teachers be supported in the Digital Education Revolution (DER)? What measures will be used to test the effectiveness of the DER? Psychological: What theories of learning underpin the various digital technologies and pedagogies? Pedagogical: What are cost-effective pedagogies? What possibilties does a Learning Management System (LMS) like Moodle have for EC, primary and secondary centres and schools? What other LMS are used in schools and centres?
Lectures and Readings Tuesday Lecture: Digital Pedagogies Forum (the eight ﬂoor expert panel of Kelly Freebody,