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Working and Studying Online

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Dr Isobel Hubbard How much have our lives changed in recent weeks and even days? I acknowledge how unsettling, uncertain and upsetting this has been for so very many of […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard How much have our lives changed in recent weeks and even days? I acknowledge how unsettling, uncertain…

Work together: Learn together!

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Dr Isobel Hubbard Australia’s NSW government’s Education website list six characteristics that define effective professional development (PD): relevant, collaborative, practice based, future-focussed, challenging and sustained. As its for teachers, efficacy […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard Australia’s NSW government’s Education website list six characteristics that define effective professional development (PD): relevant, collaborative, practice…

Online Learning: Global Classroom

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Dr Isobel Hubbard For someone who has spent more than 15 years using digital technologies to deliver education to health professionals, and those training to become health professionals, the question […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard For someone who has spent more than 15 years using digital technologies to deliver education to health…

It’s Not Easy Growing Old

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Dr Isobel Hubbard Just this week, I attended the community forum in Newcastle, for Australia’s Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. I was close to tears as I […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard Just this week, I attended the community forum in Newcastle, for Australia’s Royal Commission into Aged Care…

Life-long learners for life!

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Dr Isobel Hubbard The New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Education Standards Authority describes professional development (PD) as inclusive of “processes, activities and experiences that provide opportunities for teachers to extend […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard The New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Education Standards Authority describes professional development (PD) as inclusive of “processes,…

Online Interactions and Ideas

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Dr Isobel Hubbard I readily acknowledge that my experience of, and expertise in, online interaction, is very firmly biased towards what does or does not occur in teaching and learning. […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard I readily acknowledge that my experience of, and expertise in, online interaction, is very firmly biased towards…

Knowledge and Nudges

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Dr Isobel Hubbard Bolisani and Bratianu (2018) write about the challenges of defining knowledge. What is knowledge? Some say “knowledge is power”, suggesting that it can provide an advantage to […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard Bolisani and Bratianu (2018) write about the challenges of defining knowledge. What is knowledge? Some say “knowledge…

Medical Cannabis

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Dr Isobel Hubbard Health dilemmas! There are so many – situations where competing demands give rise to ethical considerations that are difficult to navigate. In a story titled: Driving under […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard Health dilemmas! There are so many – situations where competing demands give rise to ethical considerations that…

Professional Development Plans

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Dr Isobel Hubbard In a study of the impact of using electronic, professional development portfolios in occupational therapists working in rehabilitation, Faucault et al (2018) found, in the perceptions of […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard In a study of the impact of using electronic, professional development portfolios in occupational therapists working in…

Online Learning: Increasingly Popular

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Dr Isobel Hubbard I don’t suppose it will come as any surprise that online learning is increasingly popular, with many university students, for example, preferring to enrol in online programs, […]

Dr Isobel Hubbard I don’t suppose it will come as any surprise that online learning is increasingly popular, with many…