- provides a space devoted to the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Read about this tool that can help integrate HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model can facilitate PERSON-CENTREDNESS, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, HOLISTIC CARE and REFLECTION. Follow the development of a new website using Drupal (it might happen one day!!). See our bibliography, posts since 2006 and if interested please get in touch [@h2cm OR h2cmng AT yahoo.co.uk]. Welcome.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Papers 2 study: E-learning, assessment and critical thinking & Drupal 8 beta 4

I'm trying to get a head start for the next module Researching Technology Enhanced/Networked Learning, Teaching and Assessment which starts mid-January, so I am checking some literature into Zotero and reading includes:

Saadé, R.G., Morin, D. & Thomas, J.D.E. (2012) Critical thinking in E-learning environments. Computers in Human Behavior. 28, 1608–1617. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2012.03.025

Puangtong, P. & Sumalee, C.  (2012) The Development of Web-based Learning Environments Model to Enhance Cognitive Skills and Critical Thinking for Undergraduate Students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 46, 5900–5904. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.001

Lust, G., Juarez Collazo, N.A., Elen, J. & Clarebout, G. (2012) Content Management Systems: Enriched learning opportunities for all? Computers in Human Behavior. 28, 795–808. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2011.12.009

Rahimi, E., van den Berg, J. & Veen, W. (2015) Facilitating student-driven constructing of learning environments using Web 2.0 personal learning environments. Computers & Education. 81, 235–246. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2014.10.012

I'm always open to connecting with people in nurse education nationally and internationally. I've reached out to a couple of people here in the UK regards a small e-study and what questions / issues are out there. The reading list is only available when we begin as expected. If I can build on previous work, or address something new related to e-learning, nursing, reflection, critical thinking and conceptual frameworks this will help me do something meaningful. So, if you are engaged in studies yourself I'd be delighted to hear from you [h2cmng at yahoo.co.uk].

After several attempts I have a working install of Drupal 8 beta 4. Things aren't as they should be; the paint's fine but things are still flaky and that's not a purely beta issue - localhost...ports? At least I can look at themes:

Gratis    FontFolio    N*finity    Omega

- modules and see the future promise.

FontFolio doesn't work for on my laptop at present, but it sounds interesting. One to watch. Gratis looks good straight from being 'set as default'. N*finity looks minimal, but then that is the strategic call: "just how far do you want to go punk?"

Do you use contributed resources, or roll-your-own? It must be best to focus on the research question, the parts of the project that contribute to answering the question(s). Beyond the importance of cosmetics, it is the modules that will be the engine, fueled by the content - whatever form that will and can take. There's usually a delay for some of them to be updated to the latest version, if at all.

As the final two modules of part 1 of my studies are more eTech specific I need to do more e-learning. Ironically or not, I am really doing e-learning! This is a great experience and learning in itself.

The learning push as of 2015... will include reviewing videos from Drupalcon and other sources. I've booked the week for annual leave ready for Barcelona in September. Other motivators in 2015 might be presenting 'e-work thus far' - locally. Another idea - what about a local Meetup group Liverpool, Manchester, Preston devoted to Hodges' model? Lots to think about and DO...

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