Summary of Day Seven Activities

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Day Seven:

Tuesday March 20TH

The morning session began in earnest at 9:35 am. The introduction for the day was "Tea is served " which was met with a mixture of surprise and laughter having just arrived from breakfast. "That's Singapore hospitality. We are very well looked after".

The morning's Lecture was on "Technology as a Cognitive Tool" delivered by Dr Chai Ching Sing.


Focus: What is Cognitive Tools and Why Cognitive Tools?


  1. Lecture (45 min)
  2. Concept mapping (45 min)
  3. Break (20 min)
  4. Conversation tool: Knowledge Forum (45 minutes)
  5. Conclusion

The following were recommended as worthwhile readings


Jonassen D.H. (2000). Computers as mindtools for schools (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Jonassen, D. (2006). Modeling with technology: Mindtools for conceptual change. (3rd ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Participants seem to have enjoyed the session on constructing concept maps using C-Maps [[1]] software which is available for download. We were given opportunity to design at least one.

The afternoon session had to be altered. Phillip conducted a session on Moodle but was hampered somewhat as the Wikieducator site was down . All was not lost as our innovative team leaders enacted Plan B : facilitating mini presentations by those participants with experience in Distance Education. The presenters were Mohammed (Mauritius); Fiona (Seychelles); Jerry (Namibia); Jane (Botswana) and Ainsworth (Trinidad). The sharing was useful; others were scheduled for the next day.

Summarized by--Johnclyde 04:22, 21 March 2007 (CET)