My thoughts, machinations, and things that make me go hmmm...
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I Just Like The Picture...
No particular reason to post this, I just like the picture - lots of noise if you look closely, but the tree at dawn just looks mysterious and brooding somehow. I took this last Thursday out the front of my building on my way to work:
Academic Chair for the schools of Applied Arts & New Media, Business, and Health and Human Services at the Institute of Technology campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, I have an interest in problem-based learning, competency-based assessment, and alternative educational methodologies and delivery methods. I am actively exploring Web 2.0 tools and technologies and supporting faculty in the implementation of these tools and technologies into their professional practices. I believe that social networking is the future of learning-centred education.
Lately I have been researching and exploring the use of social media in the development and use of PLEs- Personal learning Environments - learner created and learner-controlled - this is where I see adult education going - out of the traditional classroom and into the hands of learners wherever they may be.
You can find me in Second Life as several of us at NSCC are currently exploring this MUVE as a learning environment.
NSCC is Canada's portfolio college and e-portfolio development is a powerful learning tool for faculty, staff, and learners.