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Learner-generated content as a pedagogical change agent
Academic Advisor (eLearning and Learning Technologies)
Not only is social life identical with communication, but all communication (and hence all genuine social life) is educative. To be a receipt of a communication is to have an enlarged and changed experience. One shares in what another has thought and felt and in so far, meagerly or amply, has his own attitude modified (Dewey, 1916, p. 112).
I’ve just started the 2011 semester 1 studies and something very diferrent is changing the ”old fashion way” of teaching students at Unitec, I am saying that because I already been at Unitec on semester 2 2010, and we were tired of listening to our tutor talking for two hours every day doing the theory side, seeing my colleagues falling asleep, anyway to my and the others surprise Unitec had implemented a new tool called “ILearning” I have to admit I was a bit worried how would it end up, but now I really like the idea and I need to say since wed 16/03 when we had our first day of “ILearning” I am really impressed how the theory side became much more interesting, and we(students) are more involved as a team, I hope my classmates are enjoying as much as I am and together we will learn how to build our blogs. (Marine Technology Student, 2011)
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