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My eLearning Philosophy (After)

Posted by Hugh on May 27, 2015 in ePortfolio, Professional Development, Reflection |

My experience as a result of this programme, both as a learner and Trainer who develops courses, has increased my conviction that eLearning is the future for my Department (Department of Agriculture Food and Marine) but changes need to be made. The introduction of tools to allow us to engage and work collaboratively with students will provide a […]

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Just remember the SMAC

I attended a talk last night, 27 May 2014 in the Irish Times Training Building, where  Tim Hynes the Director Business Relationship Management for Microsoft IT was interviewed by Irish Times Senior Business Correspondent, Tom Lyons, about his leadership insights and industry trends. It was very interesting to hear how Tim started his career in the 1980’s after […]

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Professional Development References

Posted by Hugh on April 15, 2014 in Professional Development, References |

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My eLearning Philosophy (Start)

Posted by Hugh on March 14, 2014 in Professional Development |

What is eLearning? E-learning refers to the use of technology in learning and education. There are several aspects to describing the intellectual and technical development of e-learning, which can be categorized into discrete areas: e-learning as an educational approach or tool that supports traditional subjects; e-learning as a technological medium that assists in the communication […]

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An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead

Posted by Hugh on January 10, 2014 in Annotated, Professional Development, Reflection, Trends in eLearning |

Barber M., Donnelly K., Rizvi S. (2013), An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead, http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2013/04/avalanche-is-coming_Mar2013_10432.pdf   Author(s):  Michael Barber, Katelyn Donnelly, Saad Rizvi Published date:  11 Mar 2013 Source http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2013/04/avalanche-is-coming_Mar2013_10432.pdf What I got out of the article was as follows: Globalisation and Technology is fuelling change The ubiquity of data, proliferation of the internet and mobile connectivity […]

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New technology trends in education: Seven years of forecasts and convergence

Posted by Hugh on January 10, 2014 in Annotated, Professional Development, References, Trends in eLearning |

Martin, S., Diaz, G., Sancristobal, E., Gil, R., Castro, M., & Peire, J. (2011). New technology trends in education: Seven years of forecasts and convergence. Computers & Education, 57(3), P1893-1906.   This article looks at the trends identified over a 10 year period in seven Horizon reports on technology. See Post on 2014 Horizon Report for […]

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Professional Development Reflection

Posted by Hugh on October 15, 2013 in Module Reflection, Professional Development, Reflection |

This was an unusual module in so far as the assessment was an interview. In preparation for the interview it made me very aware of what I had achieved up until I started the course and made me focus on what I wanted to get out of it. The reading were very good and I […]

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Why am I doing the course?

Posted by Hugh on October 14, 2013 in Professional Development, Reflection |

Here is a quick video blog of why I am doing the course. Very rough as it is the first one I have ever done. I must go and get a decent microphone. I wanted to complete a Masters Degree Recently changes role in work and appointed Team Lead for elearning DIT course was recommended […]

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Thoughts, Fears and Motivations

Posted by Hugh on September 14, 2013 in Professional Development, Reflection |

Why am I doing this course? I have been asked to try and put my  Thoughts, Fears and Motivations down on paper giving my reasons for doing this course. As this is a personal piece I have chosen to write it in the first person and not the third.  Firstly Thoughts, when I was younger I […]

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