The edonis project is a 3-year study of learning professionals use of the 'social web'.
1 In what ways are learning professionals using the 'social web'? How are these adding to, or challenging, the concept of 'professional development'?
2 How are established approaches to 'professional development' being influenced by the 'social web'?
3 What is meant by 'personal learning network'? Which metaphors are commonly used to support this concept? In what ways… Continue
Added by David Noble on November 24, 2008 at 23:00 —
I posted about Twitter on my blog today (EduTwitter: What can I learn from Tweets?
) but really it was about the edonis project. :-)
Added by DavidDMuir on November 24, 2008 at 15:08 —
Catching up on email that I'd been putting off answering for a while... As a result I am pleased with myself for completing parts 1 & 2 of the edonis stuff. Late with part 1 but reasonably quick with part 2.
Feeling sorry for David already though at the thought of him having to sort though and analyse all the free form responses to part 2!
Added by DavidDMuir on November 19, 2008 at 10:06 —
The edonis project commenced at the start of November. The 3-year study will look at learning professionals use of the 'social web'. The research remains open to new participants.
Part 2 asks participants to answer the following question (by emailing email@example.com):
I'd like you to recall and give brief details about a recent example of online communication between you and at least one other person, which you feel led to some kind of learning for you… Continue
Added by David Noble on November 18, 2008 at 23:31 —
The SQA has recently developed a new suite of pre-vocational qualifications called Skills for Work. We have been funded by the ESF to explore how we can support their assessment using technology. One of the areas that we are currently looking into is Games Based Assessment and we have chosen retail as a subject area which may lend itself to such an assessment.
We require a subject specialist who is familiar with the Skills for Work qualification to work with us and our technical… Continue
Added by Mhairi McAlpine on November 4, 2008 at 12:01 —
Weblinks to the first survey and question have been sent out to all participants' email accounts (please check your spam/trash!). Presently, 108 educationalists from various parts of the world are participating. Before the turn of the year, there will be: a December survey; emailed questions; an invitation to respond to a 'social web' stimulus ie presentation, article, video; and the first published/unpublished interviews and conversations.
Added by David Noble on November 4, 2008 at 0:30 —
Outline background in Education
Having completed my degree in music in 1997, I did a P.G.C.E. in Secondary Music. As I was studying with the Open University I was actually teaching music as a long-term substitute teacher covering KS3 to A Level at Mt Lourdes Grammar, Enniskillen whilst completing the P.G.C.E.
Although I enjoy the classroom I did not feel it was exactly what I would like to do as a full time career, thus I did not apply for any permanent teaching… Continue
Added by David Noble on November 3, 2008 at 12:06 —
Anthea, please outline your background in education
I don’t have any background in education as a teacher. I was homeschooled until I was six by my mother (we lived on a farm in Africa). I did my A Levels in UK, then secretarial college. I am a self taught writer and journalist. I began to homeschool my daughter, 11, 18 months ago when we moved to a very remote location and felt she was too young for boarding school. Initially I used an American system, Calvert, but now she… Continue
Added by David Noble on November 1, 2008 at 22:02 —