Tuesday, July 31, 2012

(ii) SENSES project methodology

Q: Is a project a process and a set of documents, or a process of change... fostering others to learn and grow as individuals and communities?

Developing a project plan to build capacity in digital literacies in staff in SENS has required me to articulate my beliefs about how learning, change or growth occurs, and to ask, what is my role in this?

My views on this are undergoing transformation: I have recently been immersing myself in understanding and participating in Personal Learning Networks, thanks mainly to Joyce Seitzinger  (thanks Joyce!). This has shifted the  view I held - that learning about social media and digital literacies occurs via a workshop, resource-based approach - to a new view that starts with my own participation in a Community of Practice (see Lave and Wenger), then inviting others into the process of joining a learning community and developing their own personal learning network.

Any thoughts or comments about how you have learned about and started using digital tools, or collaborating and working online? Please post your comments below.

(i) The SENSES project

Welcome to the blog documenting the SENSES project at Deakin University: the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences E-learning Strategy.

I have  been invited to work with you in SENS as E-learning Educational Developer on this project which runs from July 2012 to December 2012. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with the School, and accompany you in your  journey with educational technologies and curriculum development for e-learning.

The goal of this project is to work with staff in the School to:
  1. identify current and expected future use of educational technologies in the School
  2. build SENS staff digital and social media literacies in a 12 week program: Assemble your digital toolkit (schedule)
  3. develop a Digital Literacies Framework
  4. work with staff to embed the Digital Literacies Framework in the curriculum of two undergraduate and one post-graduate courses
  5. report on the project.
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