During my journey into networked and global learning I have been asked to find the CLEM that will help me as a teacher.
I like Andrew who suggests in his blog about CLEM am relatively naive when it comes to the use of collaborative tools within my teaching and learning. Even though I teach in an online course my use of tools has been limited due to a number of factors including my own lack of knowledge, constraints of the organisation and to some degree the lack of collaboration of my peers regarding teaching resources.
This course, and the fact that I am currently trying to update resources for a course I teach in coupled with my perception that there is not alot of sharing happening within the department regarding ICT and it’s use in our teaching has got me excited about the potential a tool such as mendeley may have not only for my own teaching but also for the ability to share and collaborate with colleagues.
Interestingly I haven’t thought too much about using CLEM to enhance my knowledge and understanding of the tool, perhaps I need to do this since I have committed to showing it to colleagues as something they might be interested in using. Instead I have thrown myself into using it and learning through experimentation. I wonder if using CLEM would allow me to gain confidence and competence in the use of the tool faster or will I still need a question for me to seek the information that will be useful to me?
Time will tell how I go with this but I do have a deadline.