“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
To assist in understanding the concepts and research presented in this module, various activities of increasing demand and complexity are provided.
Level 1 (Quiz Activity)
Level 2 (Completion Activity)
Level 3 (Learning Activity)
Level 4 (Advanced Activity)
Level 5 (Research Activity)
Level 6 (RHD Activity)
You should study in detail the Blended and Online Teaching module before completing the quiz.
To complete your quiz go to the Learning@Griffith course website and the select DP6 Quiz.
You may only attempt a quiz once and the first six quizzes attempted will be used to determine their contribution to your Log of Learning Activities.
Run an online video conference session using Google+ Hangout with at least 5 participants. The session should be recorded and made publicly available on YouTube. It should:
To submit your completion activity, choose one of the Level 2 Completion Activity tasks on Learning@Griffith, and include a link to a public youtube recording of the Hangout when submitting your assignment.
Prepare an environment for students and teachers to organise and participate in an online competition on a topic/subject of your choice. (equivalent to 700 words).
You should aim to interpret how effective online competitions are conducted by existing organisations, analyse the necessary components of online competitions, design and develop websites (to promote and coordinate a competition) and databases (e.g. Google Forms and spreadsheets that would assist in the management of a competition),
A satisfactory standard can be achieved by presenting a functional competition website, however High, Very High and Outstanding standards will not be achieved unless insight is shown into the management of online competitions. This will be assisted by reading deeply into the module text, examples, and further reading into the use of online tools to assist in competition management.
You can present your online competition via a website (equivalent to 700 words) that also include a page explaining your reasoning and the competition processes and management tools incorporated to assist in the effective running of an Inter-school Online Competition.
Your online competition will be assessed against the following criteria:
To submit your learning activity, choose one of the Level 3 Learning Activity tasks on Learning@Griffith, place a link to your competition website into the comment section when submitting your assignment. Remember to ensure that you have made your website public.
Prepare a submission for an educational award. (equivalent to 1100 words).
The submission should be completed as though you were eligible (i.e. a practicing classroom teacher) and can include realistically aspirational achievements you expect/intend to accomplish with your students in your first few years of teaching. At least some aspect of the submission must relate to innovation in the use of educational technologies and should address ICT integration into classroom practice, supporting student diversity, and engaging students in their learning.
Awards that could be developed for submission include:
Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership
Peter Doherty Excellence in Science and Science Education Awards
Smart Classrooms ICT Teacher Awards
Microsoft Partners in Learning Application
It is not a requirement to submit for an award, nor is the award submission due date important.
Your submission will be assessed against the following criteria:
To submit your Advanced Learning Activity, choose the Level 4 Learning Activity task on Learning@Griffith, then attach and submit your award submission as a PDF document.