Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hi all,

Just made a Wiki...

I found that the website was quite easy to use and allowed easy interation not only with my own page, but also others pages. As a learning tool, Wiki's provide users with a medium to interact and collaborate on ideas.
Allowing multiple persons to interact and edit the page, wiki's allow students and teacher to make adjustments. Multiple teachers can work from on wiki site to allow large number of students (possibly 3 or 4 classes) to all be provided with the same data.
In a school situation where there are 4 year 8 classes, using a wiki as a form of information delivery for students would allow one teacher to deliver the course to all students and for them to have access to the information not only from school but also from home.

Wiki's provde a useful tool in learning and keep the process interesting from students, taking learning away from the whiteboard.

PowerPoint as a Learning Tool

Hi Everyone,

Have you used PowerPoint before? Or been taught from PowerPoint? It makes learning so much easier for everyone involved!

As a teacher, using PowerPoint helps in creating an interesting medium for students. This keeps their attention and allows them to interact with the teaching material. Delivering a lecture to individual computer terminals (much like FLEX education) allows the utilization of buttons and animations specific to the students choices. Asking questions and giving each student the oportunity to choose awnsers from a range of options presented as buttons gives students a form of control over their learning medium.
Using transitions, animations, colors, and effects is also beneficial when delivering material in a lecture enviroment. These visual effects capture the attention of the audiance over and over again, if used wisely.

As a student, PowerPoint creates an interesting medium to learn from. There is nothing worse than sitting in a lecture and listening to the monotonous drone of the lectures that lulls you into sleep. PowerPoint allows lectures to interact with students, capturing their attention over and over agian with transitions, sound effects and animations.

PowerPoint is a remarkable tool that is fully flexiable to many learning and life situations. From total controls to click for each new step to be presented to one click fully timed presentations, PowerPoint does it all!

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, July 9, 2009

About Me

Hi all,

I finally figured out what I am meant to be posting here.

I'm Jess!! I'm in my first year doing business and arts. I am studying via FLEX and working full time doing retail business and accounts management. I am hoping that this degree will not only help me with my current line of work, but also with future jobs. I live on the Gold Coast (which isn't always as great as everyone makes it out to be).

I think that this course will help with trying to get my head around everything as it is quite different to all other courses I have done.



Monday, July 6, 2009

My First Post

Hi all,

I'm still not quite sure about how to use all of this. I am just working my way though this course and hopefully this will all work out :)