As part of the first year science module, the students complete their own group investigations in order to further develop their own scientific enquiry skills and subject knowledge. At the end the finished posters get photographed by myself before there is a photo opportunity for the students – of course this is prime photobombing time!
As part of my own professional development, I have been writing waffles for other websites. Although I always refer to them as blog posts (waffles sounds a bit unprofessional), they are basically the same format as my waffling posts here. This originally was a waffle I wrote about what to do next with your Twitter account. All the sites require an original waffle (post) with some allowing you to publish it on your own site at a later date. Unfortunately, after submitting this post nearly two months ago, it has been rejected (I assume) so I thought I would post it here.
This is going to be my last waffle in the starting university series. I have looked at preparing to start the adventure and what to do during the first week. In this waffle I am going to have a look at my own personal electronic toolkit which I use for my studies in higher education.
While completing my annual leave this week I was able to listen in on the tweets from the Association for Learning Technology Conference from Warwick University. Although I was unable to attend the actual conference, sitting in drinking coffee watching and interacting with the tweets was very interesting and, being still new to higher education and learning technologies, allowed me to gain an insight to the views and opinions within the learning technology community. It also allowed me to add more learning technologists to my personal learning network on Twitter! One point of discussion which I found very interesting was whether to enforce or encourage the use of technology within learning. Of course, after thinking about this, I couldn’t resist writing a waffle about it.
Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the Higher York e-learning Conference 2014 which was entitled -“Enhancing the student experience through flexible learning solutions”. Being a practitioner in higher education and a definite techie geek, I was really looking forward to a conference that linked technology to enhancing the…