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Workshop session

Can You Hear Us?" audio technologies in the classroom.

Drawing on recent projects in audio technologies, Michael gives an overview of the range of activities that teachers used in class, with demonstration, participation and group-based discussion of classroom activities and technologies.

Here are the slides from the session on Can You Hear Us? More details over on the e-showcase page of the project site:

Multimedia and wiki

Later in the day, Lynne Gibb and Michael Chalk spoke about embedding multimedia into a wiki. You'll find their notes over at the multimediashowcase wiki. (There's also a shortcut for this page : http://tr.im/mmav

Some background

Michael Chalk is an adult educator (language, literacy and numeracy) who supports teachers to use technology to support learning at Preston/Reservoir ACE (PRACE). He's been involved in state and national e-learning projects such as LearnScope, Flexible Learning Leaders and Community Engagement. More details at michalk.id.au

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Blogs, social bookmarking etc

Michael writes about digital literacies in ACE on his electro-textual b.log :

  • Writings Reclaimed
    I decided to bring posts to this blog from other projects, such as: Digital Learning at PRACE Digital Learning at Lalor Living and Learning ACFE Learn Local Communities of Practice the North-West e-mentor projects from ACFE Learn Local iPad for Seniors at PRACE the 23 Things project from ACFE, CAE and PRACE.   Having written nearly all the text in those places, i wanted gather it all ...
  • Mark Hopkins’ story translated into many languages
    You remember Mark Hopkins, the adult learner from PRACE who told his story so well, not only in our publication, but also on the SBS Insight tv program last year? Well, some of the stories from this Resilience collection have been translated into other languages for the EPALE* site, and the first story to be translated was Mark’s. *EPALE: Electronic Platform for Adult Learning i...
  • Adult Learners in Conversation – “A Fuller Sense of Self”
    Last night Tricia Bowen spoke about her experience of reconnecting with the adult learners who have shared their stories in this volume. I talked about how great it was to join with Tricia and Lynne in the whole creative and collaborative process of editing. Then Lynne Matheson invited us to launch the video into the world, so we all made rocket-launching sounds, and the champagne flowed. ...
  • Reading between the Lines – SBS Insight focus on Adult Literacy
    If you think Australia is a highly literate nation, watch this recent episode of Insight from SBS. This powerful and moving episode features Mark Hopkins one of the students from PRACE. I spoke with Mark as part of the “Stories of Resilience” project, and it’s really heartening to hear his voice in this national forum. All these adult learners show real courage and v...
  • Dark Side of the Comment Section
    If you’re involved with any kind of online facilitation, you may appreciate this article from The Guardian. They’ve done some research into the comment section, finding that much more abuse is directed at female writers than male. (Also, for web designers, some really good layout effects, especially the way they’ve integrated the graphs and the “how would you modera...
  • Help Files for the iPad
    Here’s a copy of the printed materials we handed out during the course. It’s a pdf file that should hopefully open on your iPad. Link here:   This post was originally on the site “iPad for Seniors” at PRACE.
  • PageTurners has a new online shop
    Just sent out the latest PageTurners newsletter, letting people know that the new shopping-cart style website is up and running!! It’s taken me much time this year to get the site all updated and e-commercey, so i’m very happy that we’ve finally launched. Woot. You can read the newsletter here. Take a look at the site, tell us what you think. Oh, we need a feedback form d...

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