ocTEL week 3 – 3E Framework (Keith Smyth webinar)

10 06 2013

I know ocTEL advise us to keep jogging along and I am already on catch-up from week 7 but I’ve decided to head back to week 3 in order to capture the 3E framework which I think is a brilliant resource.  I have just watched the webinar again and got just a much on the second run-through – so thanks ocTEL.

The full details of the 3E framework  can be found here: http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/academicdevelopment/TechBenchmark/Pages/3E.aspx

But the useful resources are here: http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/vice-principal-academic/academic/LTA/Pages/LTA.aspx

As explained in the webinar, it is all licensed under creative commons – they are actively encouraging creative use.

Described as a continuum – I do love a continuum!


Linking to a previous posting on using Peer-wise is http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/vice-principal-academic/academic/LTA/resources/Pages/Details.aspx?ItemID=162&Section=CS

There is a PowerPoint introduction to use of peer-wise at the foot of the resource.


ocTEL Activity 1.2

22 04 2013

Gosh I’ve made heavy weather of this activity.  I found it impossible but thanks to some forum posts I think I can complete in a way that is useful to me.  I did have plans to use the two axes in a spider-diagram style and plot (colour-coded) each of the following: my approach, activities and assessment tasks – possibly over-thinking it (really?!) or a form of avoidance of committing to a position.

I plotted the given examples onto the grid as per below


I have a strong attraction to the autonomous / social quadrant (1) but do use the quadrants directly above (2: autonomous / individual) and to the right (3: directed / social).  This leaves diagonally opposite (4: directed / individual).  Interesting that the example is teaching machines – the video I could hardly bring myself to watch, just from the title.  The video initially appalled me – it felt like training a dog to sit and seemed to revolve around getting the ‘right’ answer.  It also reminded me of course notes on Illich and schooling.  So I needed a distraction and headed for the comments below and saw that many people had posted very positive memories of these. So I have been reconsidering this quadrant.  Quizzes – I love a quiz but for me this would be social too but I now see that this could be individual too. A way forward – hooray!  I have managed to re-find a relevant resource too.   http://peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz/


Onto week 2…?