Summary of Day Seven Activities
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
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?
- Lecture (45 min)
- Concept mapping (45 min)
- Break (20 min)
- Conversation tool: Knowledge Forum (45 minutes)
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 [] 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)