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Mary Karpel

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Collective Learning - My Learning #change11
Mary Karpel, Personal & Professional Development, Oct 06, 2011
Wow! Second post in one day! At last I have found time to participate in the MOOC ~ Change11. Where to start? To be honest, my brain hurts! My initial response is to shut down the computer and go get a gin and tonic rather than blog a poorly drafted narrative of my learning experience. However, I ask my students to take the time to reflect upon their learning because of the value it offers in making meaning, so feel I ... Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

Heutagogy - the art of self determined and directed learning #change11
Mary Karpel, Personal & Professional Development, Oct 01, 2011
I have discovered the term heutagogy! Introduced in 2000 by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon, whilst at Southern Cross University in Australia, it is the art of self determined learning. Hase & Kenyon 2000 Whilst of interest to me as a learning facilitator for adults, it has struck me as being most useful in helping to comprehend the type of learning which is required for a MOOC #change11. The term needs to be ... Sat, 01 Oct 2011 13:55:00 +0000 [Comment]

Joy of Joy! I got a MOOC mention haha #change11
Mary Karpel, Personal & Professional Development, Sept 20, 2011
Well, it might not sound like much, but hey it got me excited on this English autumnal morning. I will have to make this blog very quick as I am about to rush off to campus. I teach tonight, on-campus, till 9pm so will not have anytime to reflect further and I suspect that by then, the novelty would have worn off. First real week of the MOOC is here (last week was orientation) and one of my goals was to become more confident with technology for online learning.&... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 08:24:00 +0000 [Comment]

Joining a MOOC for personal and professional development
Mary Karpel, Personal & Professional Development, Sept 20, 2011
I have decided to participate in a Massive Open Online Course. #change11 It seemed such a good idea at the time! Now I am filled with doubts and insecurities. Typical learner eh? Well, as a tutor working at a university, about to start teaching in the new academic year, it's not a bad thing as it reminds me of how my students may be feeling. I have absorbed as much of the orientation material as possible and am excited by the ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:02:00 +0000 [Comment]


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