Thank you week 8 for your facilitation last week. Your choice of topic is focused and relevant with educational filed in the point of privacy and security matters. It gave me the opportunity to think about cloud technology from a very new angle, and I think that is a good experience to me. I liked the layout and image of your presentation. As other people have mentioned on the problem of the choice of collaborative platform, I would like to add the point of openness. I appreciate your experiment in opening our collaborative discussion processes because we are to create an OER. On the other hand, through the process, it made me wonder what would be the objective and product of this open discussion. In our group, we were not as active as our regular brainstorming process of adding ideas and pooling anything without filtering or sorting. The discussion quality is different from the reviews, reflections and discussions on the regular open threads on the ETEC522 site. I wonder the experiment of opening our process creating the assessment tool could add to the readers more value.
I really appreciated how you used Edmodo , Twitter and Socrative to deliver your OER. If you want people to reflect on social media, you have to engage them in using it. You exposed us to several platforms and encouraged us to use them and review them. I had signed up for Edmodo a year ago with the intention of exploring its affordances for use in my classroom and never went any further with it after discovering that it was hosted in the United States and this would be a FIPPA issue.
While I love that you immersed us in the media for your OER, there was a lot of scrolling to the bottom of the page. I was disappointed when I clicked on Assignments and there was nothing there. I was hoping for better content curation but this is more a review Edmodo as a platform rather than your content. I am wondering if you will you be able to submit to NMH as an OER if Edmodo requires a sign in?
You had great, visual content that helped propel the discussions and nothing was too overwhelming or time consuming, which I deeply appreciated. I was quickly and easily engaged in your content which expanded the field of social media as it pertains to education. I thought the way you employed the affordances of Twitter for your activity was a great example of how to use this tool for education.
In short, you walked the walk and talked the talk. Thanks for an engaging week.
Hi Group Week 8,
I thought it was interesting and fitting that you chose to focus on cloud-based learning in the medical field. The melding of education and healthcare is a fast-growing trend. An example is the MEd in Health Sciences Education program at the U of Alberta that was developed collaboratively between the education and health science faculties to address the needs of health professionals and medical faculty to enhance their teaching and educational research skills. Exposure to new technologies used in teaching, research and practice, like simulations, digital media in health care, and cloud learning environments are very important indeed. I enjoyed using Mural.ly even though I found that it had its limitations. It was great for brainstorming, but less ideal for more involved group discussions. I was not aware of so many cloud-based tools until I participated in your group survey and would love to check out some of them. Excellent work – thanks!
Hi Week 8,
You had a very interesting topic and your webpage was laid out neatly and was easy to navigate. There was a lot of information to absorb on your topic, and as most of us are not in this field, it was a little difficult to process it all. I liked the idea of having all of the groups work together to create something, but like some others have mentioned, it was a little difficult to connect with everyone through the week to get ours completed. Maybe a heads up about group work would have been more effective. I thought it was a great idea to introduce different platforms to use to create the final piece. I found that our moderator for the collaborative piece was excellent and made sure that we were on track. That was an excellent idea.
All in all, a great piece of work group 8.
Hi Team W07,
First, I was struck by the look and feel of your site. It is clean, polished and easy to navigate. I have an interest in coding, having tried my hand at several tools, so I really enjoyed the variety of activities. Activity 3 that takes a look at the opportunity horizons of various applications is very useful. I appreciate the wide selection of applications and know that I will be revisiting your site to explore further. Thanks for putting the OER together and for taking the time to respond to each comment posted. Great job!