Life Long Learning

 Learning about lifelong learning in this week’s work reiterated the importance of building digital fluency in students. Lifelong learning is learning that is pursued throughout life and the ability to learn in a flexible manner in a diverse range of situations with an emphasis on continuing to learn throughout a lifetime (Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc, 2014).

Living in a knowledge-based society, it is important for all members to be able to access current information (Gilbert, 2007).As stated in Howell (2012), this is necessary in order to succeed and adapt in the ever changing political and economic dynamics of the world today. In today’s society, the abundance of current information is found within technologies and knowledge and understanding is deepened and supported with the development of technological competency (Howell, 2012).

In relation to technology empowering students to continue with learning throughout life, Sharples (2000, p. 192) states that it encourages this by allowing students to “call on information and knowledge when needed to solve problems and satisfy curiosity”, interact with rich learning resources and the opportunity to connect with teachers and fellow learners. “Effective learning in schools that is rich in digital technologies will ensure learning occurs longer through life” (Howell, 2012, p. 13).

For the weeks task I had to create a Prezi.  It was through exploration of the subject matter that I was able to complete the task. I experimented with the site in order to create the Prezi. I reflected on knowledge I had gained in prior tasks in relation to the creation of digital information’s. Looking at the process I undertook, not just in this task but the unit as a whole, I believe I adopted a constructivism approach for the successful completion of this subject. Corry (1996, p.540) states that “cconstructivists believe that students should learn to solve complex problems they will face in real life” and  argues the benefits of this, reiterating that the skills applied in order to solve such problems will assist them throughout life. This then resonates to me as a strong link between constructivism and lifelong learning.

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References

Connect community. (2013). Life long learning [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.connect-community.org/members/blogs.asp

Corry, M. (1996) Constructivism and Technology. Retrieved October 17, 2014 from http://home.gwu.edu/~mcorry/corry3.htm

Gilbert, J. (2007). Knowledge, the disciplines, and learning in the Digital Age. Educational Research Policy and Practice, 6(2), 115-122

Howell, J. (2012).  Teaching with ICT: Digital pedagogies for collaboration and creativity, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia.

Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc. (2014). What is lifelong learning?. Retreived from http://www.llcq.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=12

Sharples, M. (2000). The design of personal mobile technologies for lifelong learning. Computers & Education 34(177-193). Retrieved October 17, 2014 from https://www.tlu.ee/~kpata/haridustehnoloogiaTLU/technolohiesforlifelong.pdf

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Peer Feedback

One of the last tasks in completion of this assignment was to give and receive peer feedback. Initially, I was quite reluctant and worried about the implications of critiquing someone else’s work. However, after looking in depth into two other student’s blogs I found it a rewarding and eye-opening experience. This task allowed me to gain feedback and a critical response from two peers. As I am completing this subject via distance, the partial anonymity of the act created a sense of security in saying exactly what I thought, and allowed my peers the same opportunity. The feedback that I received was quite positive, one of them that I received from Kylie Jackson gave me quite an in depth review pin pointing exact issues and changes that needed to be made to my blog, there was a couple of referencing errors that I had overlooked which allowed me to correct these quite fast and easy. The feedback I received from both peers was extremely useful, but being able to read the blogs and explore the rubric in detail allowed me a chance to understand the process that will be made by my tutor. From the peer reviews and extensive exploration of the rubric I found the experience beneficial as it allowed me to reassess and make relevant adjustments to my blog to boost my chances of a higher grade.

Attached is the two rubrics I received from peers as feedback, and the feedback I provided to them.

Feed back I received:

Peer feedback from Kylie Jackson

Peer feedback from Caroline Dixon

Feedback I provided:

Peer feedback for Shelley Neal

Peer feedback for Caroline Dixon

References

Miles, S. (2014). Time for Feedback [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2664

Life Long Learning

Learning about lifelong learning in this week’s work reiterated the importance of building digital fluency in students. Lifelong learning is learning that is pursued throughout life and the ability to learn in a flexible manner in a diverse range of situations with an emphasis on continuing to learn throughout a lifetime (Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc, 2014).

Living in a knowledge-based society, it is important for all members to be able to access current information (Gilbert, 2007).As stated in Howell (2012), this is necessary in order to succeed and adapt in the ever-changing political and economic dynamics of the world today. In today’s society, the abundance of current information is found within technologies and knowledge and understanding is deepened and supported with the development of technological competency (Howell, 2012).

In relation to technology empowering students to continue with learning throughout life, Sharples (2000, p. 192) states that it encourages this by allowing students to “call on information and knowledge when needed to solve problems and satisfy curiosity”, interact with rich learning resources and the opportunity to connect with teachers and fellow learners. “Effective learning in schools that is rich in digital technologies will ensure learning occurs longer through life” (Howell, 2012, p. 13).

For the weeks task I had to create a Prezi.  It was through exploration of the subject matter that I was able to complete the task. I experimented with the site in order to create the Prezi. I reflected on knowledge I had gained in prior tasks in relation to the creation of digital information’s. Looking at the process I undertook, not just in this task but the unit as a whole, I believe I adopted a constructivism approach for the successful completion of this subject. Corry (1996, p.540) states that “cconstructivists believe that students should learn to solve complex problems they will face in real life” and  argues the benefits of this, reiterating that the skills applied in order to solve such problems will assist them throughout life. This then resonates to me as a strong link between constructivism and lifelong learning.

References

Connecting community. (2014). Life long learning [Image]. Retrieved from http://vipdesk.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/life-long-learning.jpg

Corry, M. (1996) Constructivism and Technology. Retrieved October 27, 2014 from http://home.gwu.edu/~mcorry/corry3.htm

Gilbert, J. (2007). Knowledge, the disciplines, and learning in the Digital Age. Educational Research Policy and Practice, 6(2), 115-122

Howell, J. (2012).  Teaching with ICT: Digital pedagogies for collaboration and creativity, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia.

Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc. (2014). What is lifelong learning?. Retreived from http://www.llcq.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=12

Sharples, M. (2000). The design of personal mobile technologies for lifelong learning. Computers & Education 34(177-193). Retrieved October 28, 2014 from https://www.tlu.ee/~kpata/haridustehnoloogiaTLU/technolohiesforlifelong.pdf