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Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority. (2013). Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum: Literacy, creating texts. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Year5

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital pedagogies for collaboration & creativity. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University


Peer feedback and reflection

As part of the assessment for EDC101, we received peer feedback in relation to our blog. It is a requirement that we write a personal reflection about this feedback and about how we have improved our blog.

Please click on the rubric below to view the feedback in detail

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Overall I was quite happy with the feedback about the visual aspect of my blog. I did try to include images and video in contrast to just writing, so the blog was more appealing and this seemed to work well. My peer advised me to re-think my style of writing as it is meant to be reflective. I have attempted to be reflective, while ensuring the style of my writing maintained  academic principles. I have purposely avoided or limited the use of words such as “I”, “me”, “we”, as overuse of these significantly detract from academic writing. That said,  I did amend some parts of my blog, to give it a more personal touch and I think this was done effectively.  My attention was brought to how I referenced and the possibility of missing references as well as a few small grammatical errors. After re-reading the blog and checking my references, it was found that I had overlooked some referencing, so this was rectified, along with the grammatical errors that I found.  The feedback was very helpful as it also highlighted small errors such as doubling up on my headings, where I then I had the chance to correct and improve the overall look effect of my blog.


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I was happy with this feedback as it reiterated the fact that my blog is visually appealing due to the addition of clips and this is something I was aiming for. I have attempted at correcting grammatical errors and I am aware that this is an area that I need to work on.  A  new point that was made was in relation to heading my references as I had missed a few and about the bold writing that I did use in one part of my blog. I have now changed it so that all of my entries have a heading, and this makes the blog appear neater.  It was also brought t my attention about the use of bold writing, I did intentionally use it so I could place more emphasis in certain areas, however, I have amended it, because it has seemed to detract the reader from the purpose of my entry.



Lifelong Learning week 8


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Lifelong learning can be described as a continuous acquirement of knowledge and skills that span over a lifetime. The breadth of learning new skills and gaining knowledge  spans far beyond the realms of formal education, with both informal and non-formal education also playing a significant role in lifelong learning.  (Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc 2013)


How we acquire new information and the way that we communicate has evolved so much that it has changed the dynamics of the world. We are no longer confined within the walls of our environment and we are now considered to be part of a global information society (Howell, 2012).  With the continual evolution of digital technology and the way it impacts how the world functions today, it’s crucial that we continue to learn and evolve with it, in order to keep up with the times and function successfully in the world.


As educators, it is not only crucial to equip our students with new knowledge and skills which will help them achieve digital fluency, but also help them learn how to utilise these skills, so they can continually build upon them throughout their lives. This will support them in becoming lifelong learners, who can grow and change with the ever-changing world.

Bottomley, L. J., & Jones R. A. (2003). Lifelong Education IEEE industry applications magazine, 9(3), pp. 16-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MIA.2003.11.95678

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital pedagogies for collaboration & creativity. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University

Snehansu, K. (2013) Lifelong Learning [image] Retrieved from http://edtechreview.in/author/25

Tracey, B. (n.d) Lifelong Learning [image] Retrieved from http://www.quoteswave.com/picture-quotes/365350