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Conole, Grainne; Wills, Sandra – Educational Media International, 2013
Most teachers' design practice is implicit and practice based, focusing primarily on discipline content. In recent years, a number of visual design representations have emerged that help guide teachers' design practice, enabling them to create explicit designs, which can then be shared and discussed with others. These design representations help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Instructional Design, Distance Education
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Conole, Grainne; Galley, Rebecca; Culver, Juliette – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper describes a new social networking site, Cloudworks, which has been developed to enable discussion and sharing of learning and teaching ideas/designs and to promote reflective academic practice. The site aims to foster new forms of social and participatory practices (peer critiquing, sharing, user-generated content, aggregation, and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Social Networks, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education
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Conole, Grainne; Culver, Juliette – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper describes a new social networking site, Cloudworks, which aims to provide a dynamic environment for finding, sharing and discussing learning and teaching ideas and designs. The paper begins by discussing the mismatch between the potential application of technologies in education and their actual use in practice. It considers some of the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Program Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions
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Conole, Grainne – Open Learning, 2010
When asked what they would find most helpful to enable them to use technologies more in their teaching, most teachers say "give me examples, in my subject area" and "point me to relevant people I can discuss these issues with". Web 2.0 technologies--with their emphasis on sharing, networking and user production--seem to offer a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods, Educational Needs
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Conole, Grainne; Culver, Juliette – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Can we apply the best of Web 2.0 principles to an educational context? More specifically can we use this as a means of shifting teaching practice to a culture of sharing learning ideas and designs? This paper describes a new social networking site, "Cloudworks", which aims to provide a mechanism for sharing, discussing and finding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Open Universities, Instructional Materials