Watch US based futurist Jacob Morgan discuss what he thinks are the five major trends shaping the future of work. Are these trends transferable to the Australian situation?
why you should say yes more often. Adventure and what it can teach us.
Seriously we do want your feedback – can you hop on line a fill out your SFU – PLEASE
Today we emailed the following
Dear Managing Service & Experience students,
This is a reminder to please complete your 200273 Student Feedback survey’s (SFU’s) as it is greatly valued particularly given the nature of this unit. The SFU is an important part of the University’s quality assurance processes and your feedback is used to review units of study and teaching materials, to identify strengths and weaknesses and make necessary improvements where required. By the same token, we explored the importance of customer feedback in this unit and its ability to better improve the customer experience.
You will have received emails from the University Survey team (via your student email account) providing advice on how to access your SFU survey’s via your vUWS account. To provide your feedback, click on the link provided in your 200273 Managing Service & Experience vUWS site and you will go directly to the feedback survey for the unit.
So is it important – must be. There is even a request on Facebook.
Even has has a link SFU Feedback
It is is that time of semester when thoughts turn to the exam. So what will the exam look like? What does the special ‘open book’ nature of this exam actually mean?
Well what does it look like? Here is an exam we did earlier. Watch a short clip of the Summer exam. It should answer a couple of questions?
The following instructions outline the special conditions that apply for this 200273 exam only. Your unit is part of a unique trial. Enjoy (as best you can in an exam) being part of a cutting edge educational experience.
The following guidelines apply to the use of iPads/electronic devices in this exam:
• Only iPads, eBook readers, notebook computers, or smart watches are allowed – iPhones or mobile phones are not allowed. The existing rules relating to mobile phones apply.
• Students are responsible for ensuring the iPad/electronic device is prepared before the exam i.e. they are to ensure they bring and charge the iPad/electronic device, that it is working, and all documents are downloaded.
• Connectivity to the internet is not guaranteed for the exam.
• There will be no special consideration should the device fail or there are any other issues with the electronic device (e.g. no additional time, no deferred exam opportunity etc.).
• All sounds from the iPad/electronic device must be muted. Voice activation, music, Skype or Facetime (or similar) is not permitted. The use of headphones is not permitted.
• Academics will be present at each of the exam locations to monitor compliance.
Given the open book nature of the exam of course you can also bring in a hard copy of your text or any other notes.
You should view the potential use of an electronic devices or your text etc. as an aid only. You should not see them as a substitute for proper exam preparation. They are not a substitute for studying.
So, importantly what will the exam cover? Well there will be no surprises if you have been engaging with the unit. Here is what was expected as outlined in week one.
As explained in the revision lecture and tutorial the exam is drawn from across all the topics addressed ( see the learning objectives set out in the learning guide), the last lecture highlights the topics and the tut addressed the main themes of the text. Sample questions have been regularly provided in class. There are past exams in the library. While surprise is important in experiences it is not in exams. 😂
The exam is two hours and the expectation is that it will take that amount of time to properly answer the questions in sufficient depth. Answer all questions. Answer the question asked not the one you think I should have asked. All questions are of equal value. Some questions will ask you to provide examples. You need to obtain 45% in the exam to pass the unit. The questions require ‘short answers’ you can write in these essay form or point form.
And and if you have any questions leave them in the comments.
As part of the second assignment you are asked to make an iMovie trailer. The idea behind this was to provide an opportunity to play with the iPads and help develop some new media skills.
But do businesses actual use this sort of technology in the market place. One company Arctic Adventure Tours does actual use these tools. Have a look at their website and find out about the different types of arctic experiences they offer. They are a great example of a company who are commercialising microadventure style experiences. Here is a taste with a sailing adventure.
Here is also the longer movie length version.
Pine and Gilmore suggest that there is four realms in which the experience happens. One of these realms is educational. This realm is characterised by high levels of both Absortion and Active Participation. What does this mean in practice? Good question. The link below is to an article in The Conversation by Claire Brown where she discusses note taking. Besides being useful in terms of skill development ( being able to take good meaningful notes is a skill required throughout your careers) it offers a quick guide to what arbors oration and active learning look like in practice. Note Taking
We have all taken the occasional selfie, but what about using the concept of a 360 degree selfie as a theme for your adventure? This exactly what Alex Chacon has done 😎
Not long after posting this it was brought to my attention the dangers of what I had advocated – the use of the selfie stick. My first thought was to remove this post because of the potential danger then I thought why not embrace the danger and excitement and just ask people to be responsible. Watch the following and beware of the dangers – Remember to Selfie Responsibly
Ever wondered what a hard core British adventurer would do down under? Watch as Dave Cornthwaite seeks excitement and adventure in WA. This has to be a fantastic micro adventure – the pursuit of the ultimate quokka selfie.
Ok I am not a hard core adventurer but it is this to get in on the whole quokka thing…