Come Sway with me

I’m always looking out for  ways to share and collaborate effective practice and use of technology in learning and teaching. The other week I came across @LearningWheel  “a model of digital pedagogy” created by Deborah Kellsey (@DebMillar24).

Over the past year so I have been using and encouraging colleagues to try Blendspace and the Learning Wheel “Blendspace in 8 steps” was a fantastic resource to be able to share.

Exploring the site I was struck by how the learning wheel closely mirrored the model for blended learning we use here at GCU .

I was also really encouraged to see the strong community building and sharing ethos the site is fostering, as well as the simple but effective approach to sharing practice through a series of resource wheels.

“A Resource LearningWheel focuses on a ‘single’ digital resource e.g. Moodle or QR-Codes or Twitter. They offer numerous practical suggestions for using the resource which are aligned to each of the four modes of engagement.”

If you have an idea, a resource, a system that you use or want to develop and share practice then you are encouraged to “captain a resource spoke”.  Just get in touch and a few days later a collaborative google doc will be created and the collaboration can begin. The step by step guide to writing the guide helps to keep things clear and simple too.

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So I’ve taken the plunge and decided to captain a spoke based on Sway.  I’ve been using Sway for a while now and again encouraging colleagues to “have a go” with it too. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the positive response it is getting too.  So, if you use Sway at all then why not come on board and add your suggestions/uses and help to generate another open, shareable resource.

 

 

2 comments

  1. sounds intriguing. Are there some good examples of sway in practice that give a good feel for what is possible?

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