Welcome to Our Learner Biography Project

28 05 2010

We created this blog in order to share our experiences and views about our learning.  Furthermore, we used comments to create ‘reactions’ to each other’s experiences.  Each page of this blog addresses a seperate component of this project’s requirements.  See below for the requirements of this project in more detail.


Emily, Francis, Maggie, Sonal & Wendy


Assignment Details

31 03 2010

Learner Biography Project

Purpose of the assessment: to demonstrate knowledge & understanding of students & how they learn (NSWIT 2.1.1 – 2.1.5), to promote opportunities for effective communication (NSWIT 4.1.1 – 4.1.5,) reflection & collaboration with peers

(NSWIT 6.1.1, 6.1.4 – 6.1.7)

Assessment weighting: 30%

Submission date: Friday, 4 June (week 15)

Submission format: written or multimedia

Length: 1,800 words

Feedback: Learner Biography Rubric

The Learner Biography Project comprises two parts and should be developed throughout the semester. The first part is a group activity where members of the group are expected to consider their own experiences of learning. Members should endeavour to consider items and issues raised in the lecture/seminar sessions to stimulate their thinking. The submitted Project should provide an overview of the learning experiences of group members, considering:

  • What facilitated learning
  • What impeded learning
  • How learning could have been enhanced using different approaches, resources etc
  • Reactions to the learning experiences of other group members

The second part concerns developing an ideal learning arrangement informed by academic literature. Your submission should include:

  • An individual Learning philosophy statement concerning:
    • What constitutes learning for you?
    • How can desired learning environments be created and sustained?
    • Reference to academic material that supports your learning philosophy statement