Automotive project (CAME)

Welcome to Automotive Moodle Google Apps Project—2010

(Created in 2010—Backup from Wikispaces)

The beginning…..

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I will remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” (Confucius)

The newly re-designed CAME (Certificate in Automotive Mechanical Engineering) course went live this semester (Semester 1, 2010). This course showcases the symbiotic link between Wireless Mobile Devices (WMDs) and Web 2.0 tools (Google Apps) in facilitating a student-centred learning environment. This course is probably the first at Unitec that has implemented the key elements from the two key strategies, Living Curricula and the eLearning Strategy. The course uses Google Apps as the ‘creative centre’ for students and Moodle for managing students, course and attendance. The assessment in the course in centred around students creating an eportfolio. The biggest change we have noticed so far with the learner centred teaching environment is the move away from teacher content to student created content. Google tools that are used by students – Google Docs, Google Video (for collaboration), Gmail, Google Reader, Blogger (ePortfolio platform), Youtube (uploading videos) and Picasa (uploading pictures).



The 3 Phase Scaffolded Student Centred Learning Model


Integrating Wireless Mobile Devices and Social Networking/Collaborative tools into a course.

(Download the document from here.)

The Concept Map


Learning and Teaching in Classroom/ CoP to support staff and students in the journey


Some pictures

Online course design workshop

David Clarke talks about the Moodle and Google Concept

Some changes (Staff)

Staff blogs

Read more on what the staff involved in this project think about whats happening. Read about some of their concerns and progress as they make way through the semester.

Student work

On Youtube (Playlist)

Using Google Apps – Blogger and Google Presentation

Building the Student Community

Staff Videos (Modeling)

The Authenticity Factor in learning – Flying Kiwi

Literacy and Numeracy

Summary – The model, student and staff feedback