Putting a twist on the traditional lecture style presentations that delegates have become accustomed to, Brian Lamb, from the Office of Learning Technology, led an open discussion at the 2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference. The discussion revolved around the open education movement as well as particular challenges that are being faced.
The Paper Jam session on WordPress, at the 2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference, addressed the many functions of the open source publishing platform. WordPress can be used as a content management system, and has a user-friendly template system that allows the user to rearrange their pages without editing traditional computer code.
The Digital Tattoo project was designed with the clear goal “to help students become aware of their rights and responsibilities as creators and consumers of digital information in their personal, academic, and professional lives”.
Interest in the concept of personal learning environments (PLE) began in the late 1990s as new technologies made it easier for learners to take control of and manage their own learning experiences. Although much has been written about PLEs in scholarly journals and professional articles, very little has been heard from students on this topic – until now.
The e-portfolio project was initiated by the Faculty of Education during the 2007/2008 school year as a graduating requirement for all teaching candidates. The use of e-portfolios was discussed as both a tool for student reflection and as an auditing tool for the BC College of Teachers (BCCT).