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Edited by Patrick Andrews, Thursday, 19 May 2011, 15:53

New course starts this week.

So far, there are a lot of enthusiastic responses on the tutor group forum.

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reflections

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Edited by Patrick Andrews, Thursday, 19 May 2011, 15:50

I was asked about what reflections on practice might look like.  I remember reading Barrett who suggested that the following are questions that should be asked for reflective purposes.  

What? 

So what?  

Now what? 

Can this be applied to my reflections?

(eg What?  Elluminate.  So what?  It is something we are experimenting with and it seems like a useful tool but problematic.  Now what?  Worth trying again.  Encouragement of more speech rather than text seems useful.)  

Barrett, H.C. (2001) “Electronic Portfolios: a chapter to be published in Educational Technology: an Encyclopedia to be published by ABC-CLIO, 2001” [online] Available from http://electronicportfolios.org/portfolios/encycentry.pdf (Accessed 28 October 2007)

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reflections on marking

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Edited by Patrick Andrews, Thursday, 19 May 2011, 15:54

I am now about half way through the marking for E844 e-TMA 1.  Having done it eight times before, it is interesting how similar the assignments are the first time and how much most (but not unfortunately all) students seem to develop over the year.

Problems with the first assignment tend to be that some students over emphasise experience and what they already know without fully engaging with the course material - they seem to be lead by experience rather than the course content.

Some students do not refer to the course content enough in the first assignment.  I hope that feedback will encourage them to do so more.

 

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