- 1 APA Referencing
- 2 Essay and report writing
- 3 Technologies resources
- 4 Open Learning
- 5 Articles
- 6 Examples of Flexible Learning
- 7 Journals
- 8 Media
- 9 Resources
- 10 Student-generated content
- 11 Sustainable Flexible Learning
- 12 Educational organisations
- 13 Indigenous learners
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Referencing in APA format is required when you are referring to material that you have been reading. This is called citing. The following links take you to some useful resources to help with referencing.
- The Purdue Owl APA Referencing Guide has all the information you need to produce APA references and is clearly explained.
- Guide to APA referencing - University of Waikato.
- Citation Machine is a great website that takes you through all the steps of adding the information required for a reference before producing the formatted reference for you. You can then cut and paste it into your document. Very handy.
Essay and report writing
- Essay Writing Skills - this module by Helen Lindsay (Learning Centre, Otago Polytechnic) has fabulous resources. Use this to find out how to write an academic essay or to refresh your skills. It includes:
- The University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic resource - Essay writing with readings - A homegrown (Dunedin) and fun online essay writing module. A great place to start.
Examples of portfolios
- GCTLT - http://namartajaswal-eportfolio.wikispaces.com/
- Virginia Tech gallery : http://eportfolio.vt.edu/gallery.html
- https://scholar.vt.edu/access/content/group/97b91a99-7258-44a2-8002-9b7c83a84bd5/WebDev/Website/Gallery/HNFE/gabikay/index.html (Work Showcase link)
- Teacher training from UIUC: http://students.ed.uiuc.edu/lisayee2/ci335/homepage.htm (Teaching Standards link)
- Google sites template for building eportfolios: https://sites.google.com/a/pdx.edu/sample-student-eportfolio/Home
- Mahara - http://mahara.org/about/eportfolios
- Mahara Otago Polytechnic - https://mahara.op.ac.nz/
- Pebblepad - http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/
- Barrett, H. (2000). Electronic Teaching Portfolios: Multimedia Skills + Portfolio Development = Powerful Professional Development. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (pp. 1111-1116). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/15787
- Boud, D., Keogh, R., & Walker, D. (1985). Promoting reflection in learning: a model. In D. Boud, R. Keogh, & D. Walker (Eds.), Reflection: turning experience into learning (pp. 18-40). London: Kogan Page.
- DiBiase, D. et al. (2002) . Using e-Portfolios at Penn State to Enhance Student Learning Status, Prospects, and Strategies. Penn State University. https://www.e-education.psu.edu/files/e-port_report.pdf
- Facione, P.A. (2011). Critical thinking: What is it and why it counts. California:Insight Assessment – a Division of California Press. Retrieved from http://www.insightassessment.com/
- Hegarty, B. (2011). A Framework to Guide Professional Learning and Reflective Practice. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis. NSW: University of Wollongong.
- Lorenzo, G. & Ittelson, J. (2005). An overview of e-Portfolios. ELI Paper 1, Educause. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3001.pdf
- Moon, J. (2004). A handbook of reflective and experiential learning: theory and practice. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.
- Yancey, Kathleen Blake (2001) General Patterns and the Future. In Barbara Cambridge and others (Eds), Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning. Washington, DC: American Association of Higher Education, 83-87.
- Zubizarreta, J. (2005). The learning portfolio: Reflective practice for improving student learning. South Carolina, USA: Columbia College.
- Oblinger, Diana. (2012) (Ed.) Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies. EDUCAUSE. Free e-book.
- WikiEducator - keep up with the news about open learning.
- OERu (Open Education Resource University).
- Akyol, Z., Garrison, D.R. & Ozden, M. (2009). Online and blended communities of inquiry: Exploring the developmental and perceptional differences. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(6). Listen to or read.
- Casey, J. & Wilson, P. (2005). A practical guide to providing flexible learning in further and higher education. File download. This is a very useful resource about flexible learning.
- Collis, B. & Moonen, J. (2001). Flexible learning in a digital world. Open and Distance Series. London: Kogan page Ltd. Google book
- Rhode, J.(2009). Interaction Equivalency in Self-Paced Online Learning Environments: An Exploration of Learner Preferences. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(1).Print and audio versions.*Sadler-Smith, E. & Smith, P. (2004). Strategies for accommodating individuals’ styles and preferences in flexible learning programmes. British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol 35(4), p 395-412.
- Uzuner, S.(2009). Questions of Culture in Distance Learning: A Research Review. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning,10(3). Print and audio versions. *Zondiros, Dimitris (2008). Online, distance education and globalisation: Its impact on educational access, inequality and exclusion. The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL).
- Watts, N. (2010). Reflecting on models for online learning in theory & practice. Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), 2(1), p 19.1 - 19.12. Retrieved from http://ojs.aishe.org/index.php/aishe-j/article/view/19
Video for learning and assessment
- Burnard, P. (1991). Using video as a reflective tool in interpersonal skills training. Nurse Education Today, 11(2), 143–146. (Available on Moodle.)
Examples of Flexible Learning
- Examples of Flexible Learning - from class participants. 25 February 2010.
- Presentation by Christine McConnell speaking about the work done by the Centre of Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) - flexible qualifications. 25 February 2010.
- Online Elluminate presentation and discussion with Tony Heptinstall, programme manager, Hospitality. 4 March, 2010.
- Examples of flexible learning at Otago Polytechnic related to Quality Improvement at Otago Polytechnic.
- Two videos from the Otago Polytechnic Teaching and Learning seminar presentations: Peter Brook - Videoconferencing engagement or marriage - and Andy Thompson - Developing a quick rapport describing some innovative learning strategies.
- Explore Ako Aotearoa’s Resource Centre guide about:Distance and Flexible Learning
- Open online journal The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.
Lecture series about Flexible Teaching and Learning
There are recordings of each 10 minute lecture and ensuing discussion - you can choose from the full Elluminate version and various mp3 recordings of sections.
- Learning in the 21st Century - a series of eight videos featuring NZ tertiary students and tutors talking about their views and experiences of e-learning. Start with Part one.
- George Siemens - Curatorial Teaching - a creative way to nuture your students.
- Nancy White - Peer Assist - strategies for problem-solving.
- James Farmer - Identity and Ownership - using blogs versus Learning Management Systems.
- Explore a range of short videos about Flexible learning from the Youtube playlist on Flexible learning.
- Video featuring a paper entitled: Programme design that puts the 'me' back into learning experiences and spaces presented by Hazel Owen. It was give virtually at the DEANZ 2008 conference "My Place, My Space, My Learning" - Distance and Virtual Education Sunday 17th August - Wednesday 20th August, 2008 Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington (http://www.deanz.org.nz/conf2008).
- Short article about using video in teaching and learning.
- Use audio-visual resources in the classroom by creating resources using Moviemaker - if you want to use digital images and audio plus a great list of sites to get open resources.
- Slides: Dump the Drone: Easy steps to livelier eLearning By Cathy Moore.
- Diverse Learners - this covers essential elements of diversity and learning.
- Learning Styles and Learning Objects for Higher Education Teaching - an interesting presentation about learning styles and preferences with some practical solutions.
- Producing slideshows.
- Three-Step Reflective Framework and template.
- Template for Blended Learning Strategies.
- Flexible Learning Plan Template and Guidelines.
Sustainable Flexible Learning
- The six principles of education - What is Education for? by David Orr.
- Read the article on student workload and find out how to calculate it - Lockwood, F. (2005). Estimating student workload, readability and implications for student learning and progression. Australia: ODLAA.
- Look at Bronwyn's Five tips for sustainable learning and teaching. Do you have some of your own?
- Sustainability and a Maori world view - Grant Hawke: The holistic approach.
- Education for Sustainability in NZ - Ministry of Education site.
- Centre for Ecoliteracy. Co-founder and chair of the board - Frijof Capra. A physicist best known for his work in systems thinking.
- The resources site for NZ Sustainable Living.
- Sustainable practice 2 - an Otago Polytechnic course.
- Otago Polytechnic is taking to sustainability (on Slideshare, no audio).
- Sustainable practice 1 - Resources prepared for Otago Polytechnic staff to help them incorporate sustainability into their teaching and learning.
- Listen to the online presentation of Otago Polytechnic's Chief Executive, Phil Ker talking about how his organisation is approaching flexible learning development. Alternative audio files available here.
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