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.
Thank you so much for participating in Week 8! Despite a few cloud collaboration challenges, there were some good discussions, ideas and tools generated throughout the week. We appreciate your feedback and have incorporated many of the suggestions to improve our OER.
Please check out our Precis for the wrap up and reflection.
– Group 8: Erin, Aaron, Kuljinder, Brendan, Laura, Riea
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!