Universal Design for Learning – Creating learning opportunities for all.

Ensuring that all learners develop the skills and attitudes to become a successful learner is the cornerstone of education. This is reinforced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) which calls for all students to develop ‘a comprehensive set of knowledge, skills and dispositions or general capabilities that will assist them to live… Continue Reading Universal Design for Learning – Creating learning opportunities for all.Continue Reading Universal Design for Learning – Creating learning opportunities for all.

Investing in yourself

Investing in our own professional capacity is  how we model lifelong learning. One such way is being a member of PLANE. PLANE provides  a fantastic online cross sector community of practice which provides accredited professional learning, courses, multi-media resources, ICT skills development, e-portfolio, collaborative tools, games-based-learning, and peer coaching.   Recently PLANE spread its’ wings and  hosted a physical conference… Continue Reading Investing in yourselfContinue Reading Investing in yourself

BL and PL

A brilliant article http://www.personalizelearning.com/2012/09/blended-learning-is-not-only-way-to.html?m=1 – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone Location:Farrer Place,Sydney,Australia…Continue Reading BL and PL

Designing learning support into iBooks Author

At the core of Apple’s iOS are a wide array of accessibility options to enable users to personalise how they perceive content and interact with their devices.  The options are examples of universal design in action.  A universal design approach aims to create ‘products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest… Continue Reading Designing learning support into iBooks AuthorContinue Reading Designing learning support into iBooks Author

Accessible Digital Books & UDL

Whilst the ePub 3 international standard has accessibility criterions, not all eBook readers have the capacity to take advantage of that functionality. What follows is a suggested benchmark for the eBook device and reader app. Not surprisingly Apple’s iOS based devices and associated iBooks app tick most of the boxes! Download a copy in MS Word… Continue Reading Accessible Digital Books & UDLContinue Reading Accessible Digital Books & UDL

What can educators learn from advertising?

Advertising is part of life. For teachers it is a very unique text type in a concentrated form packed with meaning and nuisances. Advertisements are worthy of study in their own right or as a precursor to more in-depth media studies. The introductory material included here is suitable for all teachers irrespective of the stages… Continue Reading What can educators learn from advertising?Continue Reading What can educators learn from advertising?

Digital Video in the Classroom

Developing the ability to share meaningful narratives or explain solutions to complex problems that confront us are an essential communication skill.  For just as we no longer need skills in maintaining slates and sharpening quills so we need to develop modern skills in areas such of video narratives. The process of responding to problems where… Continue Reading Digital Video in the ClassroomContinue Reading Digital Video in the Classroom

What can teacher’s learn from Apple’s design philosophy?

‘A great user interface follows human interface design principles that are based on the way people (users) think and work, not on the capabilities of the device. A user interface that is unattractive, convoluted, or illogical can make even a great application seem like a chore to use. But a beautiful, intuitive, compelling user interface… Continue Reading What can teacher’s learn from Apple’s design philosophy?Continue Reading What can teacher’s learn from Apple’s design philosophy?