Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Is anyone there?

Hi to all in the 13 Things project. I met four colleagues last night who are also participating in 13 Things and we had some good (f2f) discussion. Who else is out there? Would you like to say hello and say what experience you have to date using blogs?

Maybe I should go first, I have tutored via distance learning via the Open University but that was through telephone and email on a 1:1 basis. The blog was not an option at that time but I can see how that the use of a blog to promote discussion and reflection on course content would work well to keep the course dynamic flowing.

Of course it takes courage to start posting, and I suspect (from looking at Facebook) that some enjoy the process much more than others.

But what should I be blogging about? Back to the instructions:

1) What your experiences are with curriculum design
 I studied Education and Computing in my first degree and followed on later with a PGCE.

I was involved with the development of the ICT Diploma for 16-19 year olds that was introduced in 2008 and was part of the pilot run of this course in 2007.

I have also taught for Hertfordshire University in Computing and participated in the curriculum design process there.

2) What you would like to get out of the programme.
 I would like to evaluate the various tools available that can be used for teaching and learning, my job role at Cambridge involves supporting other course givers as well as giving a range of IT courses myself.

But where are you, fellow bloggers?