Blogs as Personal Learning Environments Presentation now Live at incorporated subversion
“[Blackboard / WebCT] are tools geared towards transmissive models of education — great to put up a Word document but rubbish if you want to communicate with people”
“Difficult to foster a community of enquiry on a discussion board”
PERSONAL learning environments
Garrison, D. R., & Anderson, T1 talked about communities of enquiry consisting of cognitive, teaching and social presences building together to form the educational experience. The following is a great illustration of the power of blogging I think:
I like these illustrations as well as:
This presentation is flash based Camtasia Studio. It struck me while I was watching this that the presentation could equally (as easily?) been in the format of an enhanced podcast. The advantage of the latter is that then each ‘screen shot’ would act as a chapter marker. As it was there was no way to jump around the presentation and revisit bits I wanted to recall.
The other thing that struck me was that having critiqued ‘transmissive models’ of education, here he was using one. There was absolutely no way for me to interact with this screen cast short of doing screen capturing (which I did). That is not to say that podcasting is any better per se but it may have potentialities for note affixing, commenting and multiple access — think XML.
1 Garrison, D. R., & Anderson, T. (2003). E-Learning in the 21st century. London: Routledge.Posted by markp at April 18, 2006 05:53 PM