"Being “proactive” or “taking charge” of your own learning isn’t just about engaging in formal professional development activities though, or even participating in a few MOOCs (massive open online courses) or watching some inspirational videos from time to time, it’s also about recognizing that most of your real learning takes place continuously – and frequently unintentionally – in many other ways e.g.
• in your daily dealings with your colleagues, customers, clients or friends • by being active in the fast moving flow of ideas and new resources being exchanged in your professional networks • by keeping up to date with what’s happening in your industry or profession through a constant stream of industry news"
Comments: Jane Hart has said it before, and many others with her. Still, it can't do no harm to reiterate the message in a world in which professional development by many still is equated with training (adopting the familiar school model), and in which life long learning is seen primarily as a responsibility of employers, obviating need to support individuals so they take charge themselves . (peter sloep, @pbsloep)
Realtime Board is a good resource to help teachers and students enrich their projects with a nice virtual whiteboard where they can launch videos and display texts and images related to their project. Highly effective and engaging as well as easy to use
In media studies we often look at the creation of print and digital advertisements. Traditionally, students learn many of the foundational principles for creating a layout through a lecture or text book reading, and then eventually create their own.
What if we started with creativity rather than principles?
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