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Hello everyone,

My name is Dana Karem. I am a learning advisor at Manukau Institute of Technology. I assist students to develop learning techniques and expand their knowledge in the fields of biosciences and health studies. Please click here to view my blogs including the one I just created for this course (which you will find empty). I truly believe that I will enjoy this course tremendously. Cheers,


Dkarem (talk)14:36, 26 July 2010

Hi everyone (know most of you I know already)

I am a part-time primary school teacher who is studying eLearning independently of my work place. I have created a blog but unlike Dana (Hi Dana me again) I have put stuff in it. Also allows RSS feeds if you so want!

Kind regards


Katie (talk)21:13, 26 July 2010

Hello Katie,

Nice to see you again.

Cheers :-)

Dkarem (talk)21:19, 26 July 2010

Hi Bronwyn and fellow students.

Great to see familiar names on here. I have just enrolled on this paper yesterday. (Late as usual!). I have set up my blog this morning. [here.]http://e4ep10kevinbrennan.blogspot.com/

I have been passionate about eLearning for a number of years ever since I experienced the way students were engaged with different aspects of it. Wherever possible I have tried to embed eLearning into my teaching practice. In a past life,(in the UK) I used to teach Food Science for 16 years. It could sometimes be difficult to keep some learners on track with some of the theory work. This was where tools like cameras and interactive whiteboards came in useful. Digital microscopes were a revelation!

Other elements of my teaching philosophy are more fluid and I often like to take risks and then evaluate the results for use in the future.

I am involved in lots of eLearning projects in my day-to-day work. These can be numerous and varied. I don't always know the answers to everything, but can usually find someone that does!

The implementation of Moodle has been very successful here at UCOL and I am more than willing to share our experiences with any of the group. We made one or two mistakes. :-) The biggest challenge was getting staff to engage as they had become used to using Blackboard for a number of years.

I have still not made a decision on what my evaluation plan is yet. Hopefully will come up with something this weekend. I'm looking forward to collaborating with everyone again. Best wishes to everyone!


Musicforparties (talk)12:43, 29 July 2010

Glad you made it Kevin. Your blog post is very funny so you are now officially assigned the duty of keeping us happy and entertained.

Bronwynh (talk)15:22, 30 July 2010

Good one Katie. I have a link to your blog and the others on the Course Blog so people can see the posts as they are updated. A quick way to skim people's blog posts is to subscribe to each blog using something like Google reader.

Bronwynh (talk)15:20, 30 July 2010

Good to see you have more than one blog Dana. I see you now have something written on the blog for the course.

Bronwynh (talk)15:18, 30 July 2010