To help us initiate our TEL task our tutor set us up with a study partner to discuss and get feedback for our task. I found this a great way to kickstart us in thinking about the task. It gave us accountability as we had to set up and meeting with our partner and it also allowed us to collaborate and get to know one another better. Previously before this meeting I had felt disconnected from everyone in the group as I had missed one lesson and did not interact with anyone in class.
I was paired with Liz who was kind enough to initiate the meeting through email. We decided to meet at High Holborn and this is where Liz was based and I had a meeting there that week. Prior to the meeting we were sent an 3 step outline to help us outline our focus, investigation and sharing. See my response to this below. When I shared my outline with Liz she suggested that instead of doing an advanced project of creating a blog that I use the worklfow software created by the University. She advised me to book in a tutorial with Andrew to help me with this. I found meeting with Liz very helpful and this was a great way to encourage collaboration amongst the group and get us started in thinking about our project.
Step 1: Focus
- What do I see in my teaching practice or student learning that might present opportunities for digital engagement?
There is an opportunity for sharing resources using digital engagement either through moodle or other platforms
- How do I understand what I see? Why is this an important aspect for me to consider?
Pattern cutting and 3D development is a very open subject. There is not right or wrong way of doing it so sharing resources and different techniques with each other would help to develop one’s mind and work further
- What would I like to achieve?
To create a platform where pattern cutting techniques and resources can be shared
- What could I try and why? What difference could this make to my learning and/or teaching experience?
This would increase my learning of integrating technology into learning. This can be done through videos (jointly with technicians), blog posts and online sessions which would make my teaching experience more modern and relevant to the time.
- What do I need to find out more about?
I would need to learn how to create a platform and find ways of integrating this with moodle i.e. weekly breakdowns of course material. Furthermore I would need to learn how to create videos and demos.
Step 2: Investigate
- How and where am I going to find answers?
By doing research, consulting other platforms and blogs
- What will I do? Who do I need to involve?
I will need to involve the students and the technicians
To conduct research
Create the platform
Crate the content to upload to the platform
Engage the students to be involved
- What time and resources do I need?
A computer with a camera
- What help or support might I need?
Support with how to create a web session and how to create a video
Step 3: Share
- How am I going to document what I do?
This can be documented through notes and a journal
- How will I present my reflections / learning?
Learning’s and findings will be presented in a written format after feedback has been given