• Extending the purpose of the Audience-Performer Feedback Loop (APFL)
    by Rene Schwarz on March 19, 2021 at 2:41 am

    In podcast form (with transcription below): Summary of learning through the project and the program I learned that the best results come from starting with what you know, and more specifically what you know how to do. Of course, the most painful part of learning is the struggle you must go through when you venture

  • Technology Plan Template Document – Master’s Thesis Project
    by msemilymiller on March 18, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Introduction My overall perspective during the last two years while completing this master’s degree has mostly been, honestly, to survive. Let me tell you – being a new administrator, teaching almost full time, and working to complete a master’s degree all while during a global pandemic has been a challenge.   As a new administrator,

  • Hands-On Educational Technology Tips: #6
    by Rene Schwarz on March 18, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Designed for teachers and performing arts directors who want to up their game in re-creating the live-theatre experience with more interactive potential. As a teacher in pursuit of distinguishing the difference between drama and performing arts courses under the restrictions of a pandemic, my goal is give my performing arts students the chance to learn

  • Hands-On Educational Technology Tips: #5
    by Rene Schwarz on March 18, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Portable Projection Screen Set-up Designed for teachers and performing arts directors who want to up their game in re-creating the live-theatre experience with more interactive potential. As a teacher in pursuit of distinguishing the difference between drama and performing arts courses under the restrictions of a pandemic, my goal is give my performing arts students

  • Hands-On Educational Technology Tips: #4
    by Rene Schwarz on March 18, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Designed for teachers and performing arts directors who want to up their game in re-creating the live-theatre experience with more interactive potential. As a teacher in pursuit of distinguishing the difference between drama and performing arts courses under the restrictions of a pandemic, my goal is give my performing arts students the chance to learn

  • Hands-On Educational Technology Tips:#3
    by Rene Schwarz on March 18, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Designed for teachers and performing arts directors who want to up their game in re-creating the live-theatre experience with more interactive potential. As a teacher in pursuit of distinguishing the difference between drama and performing arts courses under the restrictions of a pandemic, my goal is give my performing arts students the chance to learn

  • Hands-On Educational Technology Tips: #2
    by Rene Schwarz on March 18, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Designed for teachers and performing arts directors who want to up their game in re-creating the live-theatre experience with more interactive potential. As a teacher in pursuit of distinguishing the difference between drama and performing arts courses under the restrictions of a pandemic, my goal is give my performing arts students the chance to learn

  • Hands-On Educational Technology Tips: #1
    by Rene Schwarz on March 18, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Designed for teachers and performing arts directors who want to up their game in re-creating the live-theatre experience with more interactive potential. As a teacher in pursuit of distinguishing the difference between drama and performing arts courses under the restrictions of a pandemic, my goal is give my performing arts students the chance to learn

  • Abstract
    by Rene Schwarz on March 15, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Pandemic Restrictions and the Live Audience-Performer Relationship: Respecting the Essential Ingredient in Performing Arts Courses René Marcel Schwarz B.Ed. (Secondary Education), University of Victoria, 1994             The most distinguishing feature of performing arts courses is the culminating presence of an audience. Although direct research about how audiences play a teaching role in performing arts courses

  • January Reflection
    by ctrades on February 1, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    January goal: develop the introductory module and design the overall look of the website. I started by creating a mini 10-page booklet of all the ‘requirements’ for my project according to my research. I also had 3 spreadsheets covering content, core competencies, and curricular competencies according to the BC Ministry guidelines. The BC big ideas

  • Creating accessible content for online learners: Curated resources
    by Nicole Crozier on October 3, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    This post was originally posted on Remote Teaching Resources as part of an EDCI 565 assignment. It was co-written with Joanna Lake. Having a computer and internet access does not automatically make the content viewed via the computer and internet... The post Creating accessible content for online learners: Curated resources appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • How to create accessible content
    by Nicole Crozier on October 3, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    This post was originally posted on Remote Teaching Resources as part of an EDCI 565 assignment. It was co-written with Joanna Lake. Despite the fact that we all spend a lot of time living in a digital world, we’re taught... The post How to create accessible content appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • An Introduction to Digital Accessibility
    by Nicole Crozier on October 3, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    This post was originally posted on Remote Teaching Resources as part of an EDCI 565 assignment. It was co-written with Joanna Lake. Since COVID-19 forced the world to embrace online learning, we’ve been hearing a lot about issues of access.... The post An Introduction to Digital Accessibility appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Changing conceptions of curriculum
    by Nicole Crozier on October 3, 2020 at 4:36 am

    A month ago, when we first began exploring the concept of curriculum, I put forth the metaphor of curriculum as a baby human. Both form the centre of your life, dictate structure, demand to not be forgotten, and can be... The post Changing conceptions of curriculum appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Can a curriculum model change student affairs?
    by Nicole Crozier on October 3, 2020 at 3:58 am

    As a student affairs professional, especially one who has always worked in student life, I often find myself trying to convince people that I am, in fact, an educator. As articulated by ACPA’s The Student Learning Imperative in 1994, student... The post Can a curriculum model change student affairs? appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • My Teaching Context, Part: 2
    by joshea on July 28, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    When originally presented with the prompt, “To me curriculum is…,” I concluded that to me curriculum is the building code. My justification for this was that the government dictates both the BC curriculum and the BC building code and both act as a minimal standard in their respective fields. Both provincial standards are then built

  • Our Class Made Website
    by joshea on July 28, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    My MEd classmates and I used our summer semester to create a website with multiple curated resources for other educators to use as a guide for online learning/teaching. The Remote Teaching Resources website generally supports teachers and educators working in the K-12 system but could definitely be utilized by others for alternative teaching and learning

  • EDCI 565 Assignment #3 – Personalized Learning
    by msemilymiller on July 28, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    This assignment is written by Emily Miller and Lindsay Morton. Part A The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures around the world put huge pressure on the education system to pivot and quickly find an effective alternative to in-class instruction. During the time of remote teaching and learning, educators were trying to gather as many

  • ALL-INCLUSIVE: Addressing the needs of all in remote teaching
    by dalesaki on July 28, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    To be inclusive can be described using multiple metrics. Generally speaking, in education that means all students with diverse needs have access to education. According to the government of B.C.’s section title, Inclusive Education Information for Parents, “Learning supports are resources, strategies and practices used so that all students have an equal opportunity for success

  • Rationale for Creating Content
    by seansjourney on July 28, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Rationale The resource that I created is a conversation between several teachers discussing the experiences that they had during remote learning concerning the use of Google Classroom and FreshGrade. I used the Berkley Library: Evaluating Resource Guide for justifying and... Continue Reading →

  • Summary of Research Evidence
    by seansjourney on July 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Summary of Research Evidence The content presented on the website, are a resource guide to help teachers grow their digital literacy and have resources they can share to also educate the parents. The B.C. Digital Framework encourages digital skills and... Continue Reading →

  • Course Discourse
    by seansjourney on July 28, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      The projects that we have created over the past weeks covered inclusiveness and digital literacy. The intention was to create a cache of resources to build digital literacy in teachers and have resources available to distribute to parents if... Continue Reading →

  • More than just a brick in the wall
    by lhuston on July 28, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      “We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone! All in all it’s just another brick in the wall. All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.” Pink Floyd  (Lyrics part 2) This Read more about More than just a brick in the wall

  • EDCI 565 Assignment #2
    by dalesaki on July 28, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Increasing participation and engagement in synchronous online meetings As teachers increasingly adapt to the reality of remote learning and teaching, and adopt the technology and programs to allow for it, issues of accessibility, attendance and inclusion start to dominate discussion, even before curriculum is considered. ACCESSIBILITY Before a class meets in a synchronous online setting,

  • Assignment 3A: Evidence-Informed Design and Content for Learner-to-Learner Communication in High Schools
    by Trevor Hood on July 28, 2020 at 6:05 am

    “books” by stebulus is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Learner-to-Learner Online Communication Review Moore stated there are three types of learning in online environments: learner-to-learner, learner-to-teacher, and content-to-learner (1989). Since spring break, teachers have made adaptations for delivering content to students, and have used alternative methods for communicating such as e-mail, phone calls home, creation of websites, the use

  • To Me Curriculum Is: An Updated Reflection
    by rjsmith on July 28, 2020 at 5:48 am

    Originally, I thought of curriculum as a straitjacket, comforting yet restricting.  Curriculum to me as an educator is comforting, it gives me clear structure and guidelines and supports my decisions in the classroom. Curriculum continues (and will continue) to provide me with justification of the content I choose to put in my classroom.  Furthermore, I

  • Curricular Praxis – EDCI 532 Assignment Three
    by heatherc on July 28, 2020 at 2:46 am

    When I had completed the first assignment for this course, I had stated that “Curriculum is like one of our family road trips.” I explained that even though the highways and byways were set in place for us, we had the flexibility to chart a course any number of ways to reach our final destination;

  • I’m the Mechanic
    by chowlett on July 28, 2020 at 2:37 am

    When most of us buy a vehicle, or pay to maintain a vehicle, an insidious feeling wells up in our core. It is the feeling of collaboration paired with distrust. We simultaneously want to learn, discuss, and agree on the... Continue Reading →

  • The Greenhouse and The Gardener
    by hayleyteaches on July 28, 2020 at 2:35 am

    My original metaphor saw curriculum as a list of ingredients on a grocery store shopping list. The list tells you what items you need to buy, but with specific details omitted or left up to the shopper. All the shopper is given on the list are the items to be purchased; other information including where

  • Evaluation of Created Resources – Personalized Learning
    by msemilymiller on July 28, 2020 at 1:03 am

    During the time of emergency remote learning, it was difficult to find ways to engage learners effectively online. In the classroom, teachers have been fostering personalized learning to ensure they are providing equal access to all students. However, when it came to it, teachers were left with little awareness and resources to do so online.

  • Assignment 3 A & B: Computational Thinking
    by hayleyteaches on July 28, 2020 at 12:07 am

    3A: Connection to Universal Design Learning The following assessment is based on a comparison of my Creative Computational Thinking Resource against the Universal Design for Learning Framework. Why? This computational thinking and coding resource provides multiple means of engagement that offers each learner an opportunity to express their learning in a manner which is representative

  • EDCI 532 Assignment 3: Curricular Praxis
    by Joanna Lake on July 27, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    My first assignment depicted curriculum as a mechanism of privilege and power, whereby “…Curricular legislation determined who benefited and who was excluded from educational discourse…an attempt to assimilate and destroy First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures; one that forced a curriculum of European values including colonial languages and religions, and subsequently harmed the cultural identity

  • Assignment 3A: Review
    by joshea on July 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Safe Online Technology Education Review (Jeremy) Technology education’s general focus is to get students to design, fabricate, and/or repair and maintain technologies and tools to develop skills to make changes for human need in the physical world (BCMOE, 2018). But what happens when the ability to create and fabricate is suddenly severely restricted? This is

  • Lesson 2: The Language of Computer Science
    by hayleyteaches on July 27, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Learning Objectives Students will be able to: Complete small coding tasks Hour of Code Explain why computer programs are written in specialized languages Materials and Preparation Computers with Internet Access Synchronous online meeting tool such as Zoom or Bluejeans if teaching online and completing the lesson with the class Asynchronous such as Google Classroom if

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Algorithms
    by hayleyteaches on July 27, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Learning Objectives Students will be able to: Define algorithm Construct algorithms for performing simple tasks Identify real-world examples where algorithms are used Materials and Preparation Computers if teaching online / hybrid Internet access if teaching online / hybrid Synchronous online meeting tool such as Zoom or Bluejeans if teaching online and completing the lesson with the

  • Assessment Resource Creation, Review and Summary
    by rjsmith on July 27, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    For a condensed overview check out Assessment Research, Resources and Rationale   Co-Authored by experienced educators in online learning who teach at a distance learning school. These resources were created through experience and supported by academic research. The created resources are current (created July 2020), relevant (addresses assessment learning outcomes), authoritative (co-created by educators who

  • Resources for Assessment
    by lhuston on July 27, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    a photo of shelves and stacks of books Resources for Assessment As part of our project, we created a series of resources that we felt would aid teachers in planning their online assessments.  These resources were created through experience and are supported by academic research. The created resources are current (created July 2020), relevant (addresses assessment Read more about Resources for Assessment

  • Academic Review of Assessment Strategies
    by lhuston on July 27, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Photo of an open book    As part of our project, we completed research and created an academic review to provide support for the tools and strategies listed within our blog pages. The academic review, posted below, shows the importance of thoughtful and well-planned assessment, particularly within an online environment. To read the condensed, summarized Read more about Academic Review of Assessment Strategies

  • Assessment Research (Academic Review)
    by jca on July 27, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Link to resource: Assessment Research, Resources and Rationale   Assessment is a crucial component of learning used in both K-12 and post-secondary education.  In order to support other educators, we wanted to examine assessment through the lens of an online learning environment.  Assessment is meant to focus on “student involvement and authentic, meaningful assessment, leading to the development of a variety

  • Creative Computational Thinking
    by hayleyteaches on July 27, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    The following resources are example lesson plans which allow students to demonstrate computational thinking using projects which are unique to them. These examples represent ways educators can satisfy and meet the following learning outcome: Learning Outcome Student Independence: Instructors and students will be able to use the appropriate platform of expression to demonstrate their ideas

  • Reflecting
    by ctrades on July 27, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Photo © Mike Pennington (cc-by-sa/2.0) The Pair Our pair’s outcomes in the Remote Teacher Resources website addresses the immediate need of teachers: the ability to generate class content that assists and encourages learning and the ability to curate (select, organize and exhibit) online class resources to foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs. Included in

  • The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment: EDCI – 565 Assignment #3
    by deirdreh on July 27, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment Gary Soles, Deirdre Houghton, & Andrew Vogelsang Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology, University of Victoria EDCI 565: Curriculum Studies Dr. Valerie Irvine 28 July 2020 Introduction & Learning Outcomes Collaboration between all education partners, at … Continue reading "The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment: EDCI – 565 Assignment #3"

  • Evaluation and Rationale of the Resource Document: Expectations for Communicating with Peers Online
    by Trevor Hood on July 27, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    “Books” by Jules Hawk is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Resource Purpose I have reached out to multiple school districts in British Columbia on finding clear policies that outline peer-to-peer communication for high school students, and found that there is a gap with this resource. The British Columbia Ministry of Education is going to roll out their back to

  • EDCI-565#3: The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 27, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Photo by James Thomas on Unsplash   Gary Soles, Deirdre Houghton, & Andrew Vogelsang Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology, University of Victoria EDCI 565: Curriculum Studies Dr. Valerie Irvine 28 July 2020 Introduction & Learning Outcomes Collaboration between all education partners, at this time, is more important than ever for a fluid … Continue reading "EDCI-565#3: The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment."

  • The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment: EDCI 565 Assignment 3
    by garysoles on July 27, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    The Efficacy of Collaboration in the 21st Century Learning Environment Gary Soles, Deirdre Houghton, & Andrew Vogelsang Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology, University of Victoria EDCI 565: Curriculum Studies Dr. Valerie Irvine 28 July 2020 Introduction &... Continue Reading →

  • EDCI 532 – Assignment Three
    by jca on July 27, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    When I first began the course at the start of the month, I had [commented] that to me, curriculum is like drawing an Ouroboros; the snake devouring its own tail. The comparison is that like the artist contemplating to begin creating the artwork starting from the head versus the tail, discourse in curriculum follows a

  • Setting Up Communication: Rationale
    by theprairieteacher on July 27, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    RATIONALE POST:   Both in our own experience, and in dialogue with colleagues, we uncovered various ways educators log, store, sort...

  • Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems: Assignment #3
    by seansjourney on July 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Media Literacy Education The resources that I curated are essentially how-to guides for teachers to use when navigating Google Classroom and FreshGrade. I also provide a video discussion between myself and two other teachers on our experiences using Google Classroom... Continue Reading →

  • Critical Evaluation of Created Resource
    by Joanna Lake on July 27, 2020 at 4:17 am

    When curating resources about digital accessibility, we were careful to ensure that the resources we were recommending were of high-quality, and would be useful for educators. With this goal in mind, we evaluated all recommended resources using the CRAAP test. When creating our own resource for educators, we knew that others may be evaluating this

  • The making of an accessibility resource for educators
    by Nicole Crozier on July 27, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Critical review of resource Online learning opportunities have been growing in number since the early 1990s, and online learning is often said to increase access to education (Hashey & Stahl, 2014). However, many of the content types and technologies used... The post The making of an accessibility resource for educators appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Critical Review of Resource and Summary of Research
    by Joanna Lake on July 27, 2020 at 4:13 am

      Assignment 3a: Critical review of resource Online learning opportunities have been growing in number since the early 1990s, and online learning is often said to increase access to education (Hashey & Stahl, 2014). However, many of the content types and technologies used for online learning come with accessibility challenges that can leave students with

  • Creating Accessible Content: A Resource!
    by Joanna Lake on July 27, 2020 at 3:18 am

    We did a thing! Creating our own resource was a challenge. Simply deciding on what we were going to create and how we were going present the resource took much longer than expected. But, working with Nicole (who always provided snacks) and creating this resource was a definite highlight for me. Despite the fact that

  • Summary of Research Evidence Supporting the Need for Mental Health Resources
    by wanderon on July 27, 2020 at 1:09 am

    It is not difficult to imagine how many parts of our lives have been impacted by our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected home, work, the economy, and the way we connect with each other in these spaces. The impact on education institutions continues to be profound. It has become acutely apparent that

  • Wellness and Mental Health Resources: Literature Review
    by wanderon on July 27, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Unprecedented is an overused word in 2020. However, it is hard to imagine what part of life that has not been impacted by our pandemic response. The impact on educational institutions has been profound. Schools are an essential part of the social fabric of a community, connecting the resources of that community and the people

  • A Holistic Review of Mental Health Resources
    by Rene Schwarz on July 27, 2020 at 12:02 am

    (For a summary of this review, go to: Summary of Research Evidence Supporting the Need for Mental Health Resources Introduction “Unprecedented” is a tired word in 2020. However, it is hard to imagine what part of life has not been impacted by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact on educational institutions has been

  • The Creation and Critical Evaluation of Collaborative Resources: FSJSS Group
    by garysoles on July 26, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    The three resources below are the collaboration tools the FSJSS group decided to focus on as they were an important part of our teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Resource 1: Google Slides Rationale: With the onset of Covid-19, many teachers... Continue Reading →

  • Rationale: What is de-plagiarism?
    by chowlett on July 26, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Upon the curation of resources related to plagiarism, cheating, and original composition, I found an article by Stuart Wrigley that introduced the idea of “de-plagiarism”. At first, I believed de-plagiarism to be just another way of expressing how to not... Continue Reading →

  • Fractals: Living Curriculum Animates Common Curriculum
    by wanderon on July 26, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I contend that the living curriculum animates the common curriculum. Perhaps a thought experiment to make the point. The last three months of the 2019-2020 school year demonstrated how much losing the connection and the lived curriculum meant to students and teachers. Now imagine yourself teaching a class in a time before all this happened.

  • Curriculum is Still like a Rubber Duckie!
    by wanderon on July 26, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I thought about switching my metaphorical simile from curriculum being like a rubber duckie to curriculum being like a lighthouse. Always a leader in education, B.C. was the first to use correspondence courses to deliver distance education over 100 years ago. The courses were developed for the children of lighthouse keepers who were completely isolated

  • Evidence Review for EDCI 565 Assignment #3
    by twestwood on July 26, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Our focus for our project was centred around three outcomes: building community between educators and elementary school learners, building community between learners and their peers, and supporting parents and caregivers as their involvement in schooling is forced to increase. When asked to share evidence for why we gathered resources for building classroom community, our first

  • Evidence Review for Assignment #3 – EDCI 565
    by heatherc on July 26, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Our focus for our project was centred around three outcomes: building community between educators and elementary school learners, building community between learners and their peers, and supporting parents and caregivers as their involvement in schooling is forced to increase. When asked to share evidence for why we gathered resources for building classroom community, our first

  • Praxis in Curricular Interpretation
    by theprairieteacher on July 26, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    When first tasked with creating a metaphor for curriculum, I was able to construct a science-leaning metaphor that speaks to...

  • Curriculum & Remote Teaching Resources: Facing the Effects of COVID-19
    by Rene Schwarz on July 26, 2020 at 5:08 am

    What appears to be a mad rush to gather teaching resources that can be administered remotely or in a blended model of instruction before the start of a new school year may be an avoidance strategy for what kinds of needs have to be met before any effective learning in any environment can take place.

  • Remote Teaching Resources
    by ctrades on July 26, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Logo by René. Well, I haven’t been posting much because it seems so much of what I am doing is revolving around creating posts for our University of Victoria Masters of Educational Technology cohort’s project for our summer courses! We do have some guests joining us, so if you have something to contribute on Remote

  • The Challenge for Youth in Indonesia
    by Trevor Hood on July 25, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    “Balinese Barong Dancer” by Hoks is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 In the news we see varying degrees of responses towards schools reopening with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our thoughts are aligned towards how the re-opening of schools is going to take place, as it is the centralized space for learning in our

  • Curriculum and Collaboration
    by lhuston on July 25, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Photo of many hands holding lego figures together in a circle Curriculum and Collaboration “We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do Read more about Curriculum and Collaboration

  • Decolonizing Curriculum in British Columbia
    by mackenzie37 on July 25, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Photo by Yeshi Kangrang on Unsplash “We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something provided for us, and towards the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.”- Stephen Downes Indigenization is best described as “the transformation of the academy”. (Pete, 2016). When we explore the notion of

  • Expectations for Communication
    by mackenzie37 on July 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Making communication clear, concise and explicit means that everyone understands  your intentions. When we make our communication explicit,  we create a process that is less likely to result in problems that stem from communication failures. While we may still need to navigate through language barriers, we need to be thoughtful in our consideration of how

  • Protected: Assignment 3(a) & (b): Evidence-Informed Design and Content
    by hdyck on July 25, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • Curation of Online Resources during Covid-19
    by mackenzie37 on July 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    During our school’s Covid-19 experience and return to a blend of both in class and online learning we engaged in lots of opportunities to share resources. We would often share out at staff meetings, which we conducted over zoom. With lots of resources coming in at every angle, one staff member suggested that we collate

  • Communication for Home Engagement: A Small Literature Review
    by theprairieteacher on July 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Focus on parental engagement as a means of improving student achievement has been studied extensively over decades (Boonk et al.,...

  • Rationale: Tools for Academic Integrity and Plagiarism in a Hybrid Model [Revised]
    by chowlett on July 24, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    In British Columbia, the Ministry of Education directed school district to employ a hybrid model of education during the month of June 2020, widely seen as a trial for how education could continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators found themselves... Continue Reading →

  • Is Curriculum Obsolete?
    by hdyck on July 24, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Photo by Museums Victoria on Unsplash My earlier post, Fanning the Flame, presented the metaphor of a campfire to describe the learning process. The wood of the campfire is the curriculum. It is required for the fire, but on its own emits little energy. The flames represent the learning that occurs when the interaction between

  • Assignment 2: Reflections on the single story
    by Joanna Lake on July 24, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    “There is danger in a single story. The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story” (Adichie, 2009, 13:05). The single story I grew up in a small village on Vancouver Island. My parents were

  • Created Resource Justification
    by joshea on July 23, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    The Recycle Project resources, including a video and documents, have been created for technology education teachers outline a basic project idea that can be utilized when teaching in an online context. The goal is to address the following outcome: By the start of the year, technology education teachers will be able to create opportunities for students

  • Computer Science and Cross-Curricular Engagement
    by hayleyteaches on July 23, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    The inspiration for investigating the benefits of implementing the computer science curriculum in schools came from my experience of running an introduction to computer science course with my grade 8 class over the last two years. Microsoft TEALS offers a remote learning course called Introduction to Computer Science; this course brings in instructors actively working

  • Classroom Culture: The Collective Knowledge
    by seansjourney on July 23, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Needs of the Classroom   Starting my career in middle school, I felt under pressure to be able to check off all the boxes of the prescribed learning to help my students because of the theory-based agendas that we had... Continue Reading →

  • ALL-INCLUSIVE – Rationale
    by dalesaki on July 23, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Given that our jurisdiction lies in British Columbia, all matters education lead back to BC’s Ministry of Education. If we are to talk about inclusion, and we are dealing with the K-12 system, then government guidelines should be considered first. While the statement, “Every student deserves equitable access to learning, opportunities for achievement and the

  • A super simple, quick guide to creating accessible digital content
    by Nicole Crozier on July 22, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Despite the fact that we all spend a lot of time living in a digital world, we’re taught rather little about digital accessibility. As a result, lots of digital content (websites, blogs, PDFs, Word documents, videos, etc.) are inaccessible to... The post A super simple, quick guide to creating accessible digital content appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Kenya’s Plan For Returning to School During Covid-19
    by heatherc on July 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    As we look forward to getting back into the classroom in some capacity come September, Kenya recently declared the 2020 school year “lost”, and classes will resume in 2021.  Because the Kenyan school year spans from January to November,  students will repeat their lost year beginning in January 2021.  Students are able to keep up

  • CoVid-19 Restart Plan
    by Joanna Lake on July 21, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    England’s plan for a return to school in autumn:  7 key points are highlighted below: Mandatory return for all levels of school  Students expected to follow social distancing protocol and maintain good hygiene. Home testing CoVid kits will be given to nurseries and schools. Staff will hand out to students who develop Co-Vid 19 symptoms

  • Considerations for Home/ School Communication for ELLs
    by mackenzie37 on July 21, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Photo by Melinda Gimpel on Unsplash English Language Learners (ELLs) often have unique needs when it comes to language acquisition, which can make home / school communication a challenge. It can be difficult for these students to participate in whole group activities, especially now when so much of what we are doing is online (through

  • Curation and Evaluation of Personalized Learning Resources
    by msemilymiller on July 21, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Diverse personalized needs were more difficult to support during the remote learning period as this was uncharted territory for educators. In the classroom, teachers have been fostering personalized learning to ensure we are providing equal access to all students. During remote learning, this became a challenge without face-to-face interaction, educational assistants, and in-class resources. We

  • EDCI 532 – Assignment Two
    by jca on July 21, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Due to the policies established to prevent the spread of Covid-19, traditional brick-and-mortar teaching were forced to pivot to online teaching models. The majority of teachers had to cope with digitizing their resources and learning how to navigate learning management systems (LMS). Teachers teaching at schools that already offer blended or online learning, like myself,

  • Critical Self Expression
    by hayleyteaches on July 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    This post provides a rationale for the three resources I curated to assist students with self expression when submitting assignments and demonstrating their understanding of content within the remote teaching model. The 2019/2020 school year was drastically changed with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Education in British Columbia directed school districts to employ an

  • Democratic Learning Design
    by wanderon on July 21, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    In our TIEGrad online discussion forum, I was asked to describe how our school, Mill Bay Nature School (MBNS), was addressing colonialism. My answer didn’t really answer the question as well as it or MBNS deserve. It focused on how our school has acted in support of reconciliation and incorporated indigenous ways of learning, which

  • What Collaborative Resources To Consider? – A Critical Evaluation By Deirdre Houghton, Gary Soles & Andrew Vogelsang
    by andrewvogelsang on July 21, 2020 at 4:25 pm
  • What Collaborative Resources to Consider? A Critical Evaluation by Deirdre Houghton, Gary Soles, and Andrew Vogelsang. Assignment 1: EDCI 565
    by garysoles on July 21, 2020 at 4:19 pm
  • The Efficacy of Place-Based Learning in Curriculum
    by garysoles on July 21, 2020 at 3:43 pm

                The Efficacy of Place-Based Learning in Curriculum Gary Soles Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology, University of Victoria EDCI 532: Curriculum Studies Dr. James Nahachewsky 17 July 2020        ... Continue Reading →

  • Critical evaluation of resources
    by Joanna Lake on July 21, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Digital accessibility is important because it can be the difference between a student having access to content and a student being left out. When curating resources to help educators learn about digital accessibility, it was important for us to collect high-quality resources.  To evaluate the resources we curated on accessibility and accessible content,  we applied

  • Rationale For Curating Resources
    by seansjourney on July 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

    My Experience Over the spring of 2020, the world came to a screeching halt and everything seemed to change in an instant. As a teacher, this meant a complete flip from in-class learning to completely online. I was in the... Continue Reading →

  • What Collaborative Resources To Consider? – A Critical Evaluation By Deirdre Houghton, Gary Soles & Andrew Vogelsang Assignment #1 EDCI-565
    by deirdreh on July 21, 2020 at 2:45 am

    The following slide presentation outlines our three outcomes for collaboration, the specific resources/platforms we chose to focus on, our rationale, an overview or general evaluation of resources, a critical evaluation of each of the chosen resources, and a conclusion. Please see the table of contents for specific topics related to evaluation.  

  • Does Reacting to Plagiarism and Cheating Teach Academic Integrity?
    by chowlett on July 21, 2020 at 2:25 am

    In 1965, computer engineer Gordon Moore made a prediction that the number of transistors on a silicon chip would double every year (Moore’s Law | Computer Science | Britannica, n.d.). In basic terms, he predicted that each year, engineers would... Continue Reading →

  • Is it Time to Paddle?
    by wanderon on July 20, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Is it Time to Paddle? What children learn does not follow as an automatic result from what is taught, rather, it is in large part due to the children’s own doing, as a consequence of their activities and our resources. From The Hundred Languages of Children, Loris Malaguzzi (Biermeier, 2015, p. 72). Discussions of reform

  • Critical Evaluation Tool Rationale
    by hdyck on July 20, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Photo by Agence Olloweb on Unsplash Evaluation of the Evaluating Tools On my blog post titled Curating Resources to Assist Remote Learning I include the following three evaluation tools to critique resources for their appropriateness, correctness, and contribution: University of Victoria (Inba Kehoe): Criteria for Evaluating Internet Resources University of California – Berkeley: Evaluating Resources

  • Supporting Resources for Peer Online Communication in High Schools
    by Trevor Hood on July 20, 2020 at 5:26 am

    “Computer Processor on Keyboard” by danielfoster437 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Expectations For Communicating with Peers Online. With a pivot in providing learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom, it is important that students learn what is expected and what is not expected in being a digital citizen when interacting online with or without the presence of

  • Thoughts on Play and Play-Based Learning
    by twestwood on July 20, 2020 at 4:33 am

    Over the past four years, I have been teaching in a Kindergarten classroom. When I first started, I was guided by a draft of the new BC Curriculum (B.C. Ministry of Education, 2018) plus the mentorship of the other Kindergarten teacher at my school and the principal. The word “play” and its variations appear in

  • Decolonization Processes In Education: EDCI-532 Assignment #2
    by deirdreh on July 20, 2020 at 4:06 am

    Photo By: Zbysiu Rodak Introduction: “Attempts at the so-called inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives have usually meant that an anachronistic study of Aboriginal people is offered as a possibility in classrooms only if there is time and people are still interested” (Donald, 2009, p. 23). As a social studies teacher, Donald’s quote resonates with me; it … Continue reading "Decolonization Processes In Education: EDCI-532 Assignment #2"

  • Decision Time
    by ctrades on July 19, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Photo by Stefano Zocca on Unsplash Choosing resources is difficult – there is so much available but you can’t have EVERYTHING! As I was researching applications for creating content for our Remote Teaching site, the questions I asked myself were: Do I or people I know use them? Are they free or cheap? Are they

  • Establishing Lines of Communication: Rationale
    by theprairieteacher on July 19, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    My evaluation methods for selection was guided by this post by our instructor. Most of the considerations in evaluation are...

  • Reflection of the Planned and Lived Curriculum
    by Trevor Hood on July 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    “Children Fishing into Reflections-1=” by Sheba_Also 17,000,000 + views is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 I found Sarah Olsen’s summary of  Aoki’s work on the planned and lived curriculum very familiar in terms of my teaching practices, but also supportive in emphasizing the importance of the lived curriculum. In elementary schools, it is easier to

  • Inverting Curriculum for Inclusion and Reconciliation: Reversing the Poles of the Education Pendulum
    by Rene Schwarz on July 19, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    via GIPHY The Pendulum of Educational Reform Uncharacteristic of this essay’s science-leaning title, I have been a full-time fine arts high school teacher in British Columbia for almost 20 years. Before that I created and ran Victoria Little People’s Theatre that brought the joy of self-expression and learning through drama to preschoolers while trying to

  • Digital Accessibilility
    by theprairieteacher on July 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    We had a cohort guest – Kim Ashbourne speak on web accessibility.  This was an interesting one, as it obviously...

  • Exploring the concept of curriculum
    by Nicole Crozier on July 18, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    In the classroom, curriculum is a well-known concept. Curriculum dictates what you teach and what your students learn and, in many ways, forms the cornerstone of our educational system. In student affairs, my professional field of practice, curriculum is a... The post Exploring the concept of curriculum appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • The Rationale Behind Our Three Outcomes
    by twestwood on July 18, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    As primary teachers, we are well aware that the relationships we form with our students are the key to helping our young learners be successful. This past spring, our online experiences revealed that there will be new challenges this coming September, especially if we have no in-person time with students. Often learners don’t like to

  • The rationale behind our three outcomes
    by heatherc on July 18, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    As primary teachers, we are well aware that the relationships we form with our students are the key to helping our young learners be successful. This past spring, our online experiences revealed that there will be new challenges this coming September, especially if we have no in-person time with students. Often learners don’t like to

  • Unlocking Assessment: the rationale 
    by lhuston on July 18, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Photo of a keyboard with a key placed on top   As educators, assessment is a large part of our job and there are a vast number of tools and pedagogies available. Therefore, as a group we chose to look at the specific aspects of assessment and online assessment tools for the current time we are in, during the COVID-19 Read more about Unlocking Assessment: the rationale 

  • Unlocking Assessment: the rationale 
    by rjsmith on July 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    As educators, assessment is a large part of our job and there are a vast number of tools and pedagogies available. Therefore, as a group we chose to look at the specific aspects of assessment and online assessment tools for the current time we are in, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We first created a set of learning outcomes for assessment (see below), then our curated list and finally we collaborated on a blog

  • Unlocking Assessment: the rationale 
    by jca on July 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    As educators, assessment is a large part of our job and there are a vast number of tools and pedagogies available. Therefore, as a group we chose to look at the specific aspects of assessment and online assessment tools for the current time we are in, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We first created a set of learning outcomes for assessment (see below), then our curated list and finally we collaborated on a blog

  • Unhyphenated Reggio – Emergent Curriculum
    by wanderon on July 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Unhyphenated Reggio – Emergent Curriculum Discussions of reform in higher education often look away from the elephants in the room. The sheer size of most Canadian post-secondary institutions, the complexity of their administrative structures, the stasis of their traditions, and the bulk of their contractual obligations and labor agreements—all these tend to weigh reform down.

  • Personalized Learning as a Curricular Design
    by andrewvogelsang on July 18, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The premise behind individualized/personalized learning has been a driving force in my teaching for many years. I am a small rural school’s computer science teacher, and that leaves everything related to a computer under my purview. My class ranges from programming to computer design and from digital music to movie … Continue reading "Personalized Learning as a Curricular Design"

  • A Brief History of Sloyd
    by joshea on July 18, 2020 at 2:21 am

    Personal & Professional Connection to Sloyd As a technology education teacher, especially one that teaches primarily woodwork, I found myself drawn to the concepts and teaching practices created by Otto Salomon called educational sloyd. Developed in mainly Sweden and Finland, the modern sloyd system is very similar to what is taught in most technology education

  • Burning the Candle at Both Ends
    by ctrades on July 17, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    “Burning My Candle at Both Ends” by gfpeck is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 For May, June and July, I was/am both taking online courses/workshops on teaching using technology (4 in total) and facilitating 2 online workshops. I took an online MOOC on Indigenous Perspectives that was quite old-fashioned in its approach. It had recorded video lectures with limited

  • Developing an Outcome for Safe Design and Build in an Online Context
    by joshea on July 17, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    This week I have been pulling together resources to meet an outcome that will help guide future teachers when teaching online. The outcome I have been mostly focusing on is related to my discipline as a technology education teacher: By the start of the year, technology education teachers will be able to create opportunities for

  • Accessibility
    by lhuston on July 17, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      Sign that says “no entry”   Accessibility. How accessible is it? Questions and thoughts bubbled up while listening to Kim Ashbourne, one of the presenters this week.  Kim talked to us about web accessibility and it was very informative, covering some accessibility considerations that I had not thought of before.  Sure, I ensure that Read more about Accessibility

  • Learning Design, Accessibility, and Student Engagement
    by hdyck on July 17, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Learning Design This week we were asked to familiarize ourselves with several learning design resources (listed under references). Wow, AVID strategies everywhere! Clearly the creators and contributors of AVID are learning design specialists! Being trained as an AVID teacher 6 years ago was possibly the best professional development I have ever had. The focus on

  • Down the Rabbit Hole Again….
    by lhuston on July 17, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      A neon sign that says ” down the rabbit hole”   Down the rabbit hole again…. So, it happened, again. I set out once more to find just a couple of articles on a topic I was considering for an upcoming assignment, determined that I would be focused and efficient.  Then, I fell into Read more about Down the Rabbit Hole Again….

  • Sound and Fury & Tyler’s Rationale
    by hdyck on July 17, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Written in 2009, Nahachewsky and Slomp’s chapter titled “Sound and Fury” seems to predict the unveiling of the New BC Curriculum. The authors, and the research from which they draw from, are begging for an official transition from the daunting and countless PLO’s in the IRP’s of the old curriculum to the ‘new’ student-centered, conceptual

  • A New Curriculum for Digitalized Constructivism
    by theprairieteacher on July 17, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    If not for this master’s program I may not have ever had the epistemological language to describe my teaching philosophy...

  • Seeing the Forest Through the Trees
    by hdyck on July 17, 2020 at 2:18 am

              The saying “Seeing the Forest Through the Trees” means to be overwhelmed by detail to the point where it obscures the overall situation –wiktionary Photo by SteveMcc2      Seeing the forest through the trees in public education seems to be a constant struggle, perhaps even an ongoing theme for

  • What is Curriculum?
    by ctrades on July 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Photo credit ctrades. For me, as a teacher, curriculum is like planning and hosting a wedding. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of ‘curriculum’ is “the courses offered by an educational institution” and of ‘wedding’ is “a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities”. They are extremely broad definitions and present the idea of

  • My Personal and Professional Experiences With Accessibility: EDCI-565 BLOG #2
    by deirdreh on July 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Picture By John Hoang on Unsplash Introduction: In EDCI-565 we had the opportunity to listen to Kim Ashbourne present on the significance of accessibility of education to all learners. Her presentation pin-pointed various resources that outline the human rights all individuals have in terms of accessing education, in addition to providing educators with further information … Continue reading "My Personal and Professional Experiences With Accessibility: EDCI-565 BLOG #2"

  • Accessibility: Barriers We Create.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Accessibility is a word that has so many contexts depending on the area you are applying it to. Accommodations are the way that we, as a society or business, adapt to make sure that people of all abilities have the same opportunities. This week in class, led by Kim … Continue reading "Accessibility: Barriers We Create."

  • Thoughts on Accessibility in Education
    by garysoles on July 16, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Introduction On 14 July 2020 we had a fantastic presentation in EDCI 565 regarding accessibility in education (specifically looking at accessibility in digital formats, including websites, communication tools, and writing editing / reading software) by Kim Ashbourne who’s twitter feed... Continue Reading →

  • Curriculum Conversation
    by msemilymiller on July 16, 2020 at 2:33 am

    Today in our EDCI 532 course we spent some time in small groups comparing and contrasting K-12 curriculum and looking primarily through two lenses – indigenization  and digitization of curriculum. Here are the links to each of the Provinces and Territories curriculum: British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Quebec Ontario Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia New

  • Taking Learning Design To A Whole New Level
    by msemilymiller on July 16, 2020 at 1:21 am

    The end of the 2019-2020 school year was one of pure CHAOS. Now that I have had some time to step back , I have been able to do some reflecting. This summer, I continue to move through courses for my Masters Degree. My focus has been on Educational Technology, which has been extremely beneficial

  • The danger of a single story
    by Joanna Lake on July 16, 2020 at 12:34 am

    “…That is how to create a single story, show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become” (Adichie, 2009).   Reference Adichie, C. (2009). The danger of a single story [TED talk]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

  • Who Unframes the Unframer? (532 Assignment 1: Egan and Blade)
    by chowlett on July 14, 2020 at 2:03 am

    I work at Central Middle School in downtown Victoria where I teach grade eight, full-time, and I have generally had a focus on English, Math, and Science. I draw all my curricular direction from the current B.C. curriculum. Academically, I’m... Continue Reading →

  • The Curriculum Roadtrip
    by heatherc on July 14, 2020 at 1:40 am

    (Photo by B. Crossley) Our family loves a good road trip. We seem to do these well, and by well I mean we are all alive and relatively happy when we get out of the car at the end of each day. Early on, my husband and I realized that, although we had an ultimate

  • Curriculum is Like a Rubber Duckie – Assignment One Done
    by wanderon on July 13, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    CURRICULUM IS LIKE A RUBBER DUCKIE (The author recognizes that the title is actually a simile which is like a metaphor. Hey, that’s a simile too!) “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward” Søren Kierkegaard (Not actually a picture of Kiekegaard)   In the modern vernacular of computer coding, rubber

  • What is curriculum?
    by msemilymiller on July 13, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    My Metaphor To me, curriculum is a pair of eyeglasses. Growing up, I always wanted a pair for myself. I was jealous of the different look they give as well as how it changes the way the people see the world around them. For this metaphor, the frames provide a solid structure similar to the

  • Metaphors of Curriculum
    by lhuston on July 13, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Metaphors of Curriculum   Lego COVID has created a lot of open space in my home and as a result has led to the exploration of toys long forgotten and the creation of new games. One such exploration led to the dusting off of bins and bins of Lego. Perhaps the spilling of bins all Read more about Metaphors of Curriculum

  • Curriculum is..
    by lmorton on July 13, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    From an Educators point of view, curriculum to me is a ‘choose your own adventure’ book. We are presented with a laid out framework of where students are intended to be at the end of each school year and we get to choose the direction we take that in. As you do in an adventure

  • Metaphor of Curriculum
    by joshea on July 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    My Teaching Context I am a technology education teacher who currently teaches woodwork and drafting at Edward Milne Community School, a high school in Sooke, British Columbia. I teach classes from grades 9 to 12. I base my class lessons and projects on the BC curriculum for applied design, skills, & technology. More specifically I

  • What is curriculum?
    by Joanna Lake on July 13, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    At first,  I was going to discuss curriculum as a garden: structured, requires planning and thought, and can be adapted or modified by the educator to better suit the needs of the student. However, as I was writing this metaphor, I realized that the “garden” of curriculum that I was creating was one that served

  • To me curriculum is…
    by chowlett on July 12, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    This took me longer than I thought it would (and should). Last week, I got stuck as I started thinking about metaphors and found all the ideas I had were shabby hoop-jump place holders. I think the main thing is... Continue Reading →

  • The Pivot
    by heatherc on July 11, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    “Covid Class” (H. Crossley) No one could have predicted the last three months of this school year to turn out the way it did. I’m really proud of what we accomplished. I think in the end, it went well and parents, for the most part, were happy. Thank goodness my children are of an age

  • Reflecting on the Pivot
    by Trevor Hood on July 11, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    “Finding a Line” by vpickering is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   Everyone had to pivot their approach to education without a choice after the spring break, but we are very privileged to be living at this period of time where technology has allowed us to support both teaching and learning online. In our current

  • Metaphor of Curriculum
    by garysoles on July 11, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      (Building my future family home) My Curriculum Metaphor To me curriculum is building a home to strengthen and support my students while they are in my care. There is little I have done in my life that is more... Continue Reading →

  • Ingredients… but no recipe
    by hayleyteaches on July 11, 2020 at 3:03 am

    Curriculum is a list of ingredients on a grocery store shopping list. The list tells you what items you need to buy, but with specific details omitted or left up to the shopper. All the shopper is given are the items, but no other information such as where to shop, what brand of item to

  • A Metaphor of Curriculum
    by Trevor Hood on July 10, 2020 at 10:49 pm

      “You missed” by Mike Burns is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 To me curriculum is a game of darts in a bar. The dartboard stands for the learning outcomes an institution has designated that learners must hit, and the bar is the institution that holds all the facets of the how curriculum is directly

  • Fanning the Flame
    by hdyck on July 10, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    What is Curriculum? “photo (2)” by BookFool.com is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 I am very clear in my understanding of Curriculum: Curriculum = Content. I think. A quick look at some definitions of curriculum planted some seeds of doubt in my mind: Curriculum: the courses offered by an educational institution. –Merriam-Webster Dictionary The term curriculum refers to the lessons and

  • What is Curriculum?
    by twestwood on July 10, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    To me, curriculum is the map at the trailheads of a network of bike trails. Educators are the trail guides, responsible for knowing their sections of the trail. Often, the trail guides learn about their section of trail from other guides rather than looking at the map. The learners are the riders. The bottom of

  • Looking Back to Look Forward
    by twestwood on July 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    As our cohort heads back into the virtual classroom and I prepare to get back into blog posting again, I found myself looking back at one of my previous posts, Remote Kindergarten. It was a bit of a rant about the overwhelming nature of what has come to be called Emergency Remote Learning or providing

  • EDCI 532 Curriculum is (wearing) hats
    by dalesaki on July 10, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Now that would be a tough metaphor to work out. But maybe that is reason enough to do it. I initially thought that that would be my clickbait, but now I think I will give it a go. The real challenge will be to somehow tie in Egan and Blades, but I will make it

  • Thoughts on the pivot to online learning
    by garysoles on July 10, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Introduction The Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 has upended our education system and has forced us to rethink curriculum delivery by utilizing modern technologies, to effectively support students learning. At the same time, this needs to be done while keeping one... Continue Reading →

  • Thoughts on Curriculum
    by garysoles on July 10, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Egan, in his article What is Curriculum, initially describes Curriculum as a limited amount of information to be taught, such as would be in a container. As time has progressed, however, the what aspect of curriculum has begun to include... Continue Reading →

  • Curriculum: The Tree Roots Necessary to Build and Support Learning Assignment #1 EDCI-532
    by deirdreh on July 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Photo by Jeremy Bishop My Curricular Metaphor:  Curriculum is the root system of a tree. It enables a strong trunk, branches and eventually buds, leaves and or needles to grow and develop. The roots (like curriculum) are essential to the life, growth and development of the tree over the course of its lifetime, and it … Continue reading "Curriculum: The Tree Roots Necessary to Build and Support Learning Assignment #1 EDCI-532"

  • The Seesaw of Curriculum
    by andrewvogelsang on July 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Photo by Jon Sailer on Unsplash It is my opinion that curriculum is a Seesaw. This is based on the premise that for one to be up, the other must be down. I am not implying this to be true in all cases, I am basing this off the interactions I have had with colleagues … Continue reading "The Seesaw of Curriculum"

  • Curriculum Design vs Learning Design: A resurgence of the age old debate of Nature vs Nurture
    by hdyck on July 10, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    “Freddie and Frankie with Dad on Fourth Birthday 1964” by Fritz Liess is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Our class on Learning Design are in the midst of developing an online resource for teachers to assist remote learning during the 2020/2021 school year. Covid-19 has forced teachers from the comfort of their classrooms to an online environment, and due

  • Curriculum is the Story of What It Is to Be Human
    by Rene Schwarz on July 10, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    The Personal Side of Defining Curriculum By the time Kieran Egan had come to publish his article “What is Curriculum?” in 1978, I was a 13 year-old working away my summer on my neighbours’ farms in rural Ontario. I didn’t have a clue what the west coast of Canada even looked like, let alone who

  • Embracing the Pivot.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 10, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash In class this week, we were discussing the pivot to the new model of teaching that will be affecting us when we return to class amid Covid-19. Through discussions as a whole class, and in break-out rooms, it is clear that there is anxiety, excitement, and good ideas for … Continue reading "Embracing the Pivot."

  • Curriculum Metaphor
    by seansjourney on July 10, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Building off my own experiences, I believe that curriculum can be embodied in the metaphor of a hockey team. A hockey team is made up of players that bring different attributes to the team and play various roles on that... Continue Reading →

  • Curriculum is like a rubber duckie.
    by wanderon on July 10, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Curriculum is like a rubber duckie. (The author recognizes that the title is actually a simile and not a metaphor but it just sounded right and worked with the idea. Besides, who doesn’t like rubber duckies!) Once upon a very long time ago, I was a bright, sparkly new teacher candidate. Fortunately for me, Ontario

  • Managing the Messy Part II
    by theprairieteacher on July 10, 2020 at 1:19 am

    This is a titled response to the first blog (Managing the Messy Part) my professor posted for this new course...

  • What is Curriculum?
    by joshea on July 9, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    In search for the answer to the titled question, I came across a definition to what curriculum is that caused me to pause in reflection. It stated that curriculum is a “floor plan” or blueprint for what is taught, learned, and experienced in the classroom (Su, 2012). Being a carpenter and woodworking & drafting teacher,

  • A New Beginning
    by joshea on July 9, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    We have been tasked as a cohort to make a large documenting what is a essentially a best practices and resource guide for the coming school year. This year presents a large challenge as the Covid-19 threat still lingers and could flare up quickly. There are also concerns about the countries economy which has slowed

  • Blended Teachers Don’t Have the Answers.
    by jca on July 9, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    With the majority of districts shifting towards distance learning thanks to Covid, there have been plenty of interest and questions around how we implemented our Blended and Online program. The quick answer is – it’s a work in progress. The framework or platform (Learning Management System, or LMS) may be in place, but it is

  • What a Year
    by lhuston on July 9, 2020 at 8:53 pm

        What a year this has been. It was certainly a memorable one and one that has changed not only the fabric of our society, but each individual in its own way. When I reflect on the whirlwind that began just before Spring Break, I am in awe of the resiliency of teachers, students Read more about What a Year

  • Pivot here we come…
    by seansjourney on July 9, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    This week’s classes have been an adventure because we are making some new resources for teachers, parents and students who can utilize them for “pivoting” into next school year. We have no idea what school is going to look like... Continue Reading →

  • Which Direction to Take with Curriculum Development ? – A Review of Kieran Egan’s Article: Blog #1 EDCI-532
    by deirdreh on July 9, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Photo By Heidi Fin   What Is Curriculum? And WHAT vs. HOW Kieran Egan’s article “What Is Curriculum?” is a somewhat instigative publication that focuses on the meaning of curriculum. According to Egan, curriculum is “the study of any and all educational phenomena” (1978, p.16). While Egan’s article includes various historical perspectives on what curriculum … Continue reading "Which Direction to Take with Curriculum Development ? – A Review of Kieran Egan’s Article: Blog #1 EDCI-532"

  • What Vs. How? Why.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 9, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash When looking at the idea of What vs How; I ask Why (I dislike dichotomies)? Why represents the purpose of action beyond how and what. What is the base of the content you are teaching, and how is the delivery. Both important and I would argue, out the two … Continue reading "What Vs. How? Why."

  • Reflecting On The New Pivot: EDCI-565 Blog #1
    by deirdreh on July 9, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Photo by: Bima Rhamanda Introduction: The current Covid-19 pandemic has, indeed, scrambled individuals’ daily routines and livelihood worldwide. Within the realm of BC’s education system, the situation is no less settled as school districts, educators, learners and parents have had to make various changes to provide and access the best possible learning experiences during this … Continue reading "Reflecting On The New Pivot: EDCI-565 Blog #1"

  • Assignment 1: Metaphor of Curriculum
    by theprairieteacher on July 9, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    I see curriculum as the night sky, or more specifically, looking at the night sky. Both the “what” and “how”...

  • What is [curriculum]? Baby don’t hurt me~
    by jca on July 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    To me, curriculum is Art. If one sits there contemplating what it could look like, they will have nothing but empty space to show for. Recognize there is discourse in curriculum design regarding what to teach versus how to teach it. Experiment with it; use different lens and reflect on the results. Seek feedback and

  • Curriculum is a paint by number
    by mrsrlogo on July 9, 2020 at 2:14 am

    When I started teaching at a small distributed learning school, I added art to my teaching subjects. I had no preconceived notions of what art content needed to be covered, I created learning activities and projects for students to use to explore the competencies in the course. I had a couple big questions: How do

  • Exploring Curriculum
    by lhuston on July 8, 2020 at 10:53 pm

      Image by kalhh from Pixabay A definition: Curriculum: A nasty word conjuring up images of desks placed in isolation, checklists and a hurry up and finish mentality. Something that interferes with exploration and the natural processes of learning, creativity and curiosity. This week we started exploring What is curriculum?  and I found myself pleasantly surprised Read more about Exploring Curriculum

  • Here We Go Again!
    by rjsmith on July 8, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I am back everyone! Here to bewilder and amaze you in my journey through this Master of Education.   This summer I have 2 masters courses (as a student), in addition to developing and re-designing my own courses (as an educator). Besides this being a lofty goal, lets address the elephant in the room. Educators

  • To me curriculum is …
    by rjsmith on July 8, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    To me curriculum is like a straitjacket … comforting yet restricting. Like a well swaddled infant, a straitjacket provides a nice hug of support and reassurance. The curriculum does the same. Curriculum provides structure and guidance for teachers to plan their lessons. It gives clear goals to attain, and ideas on which areas are most

  • The Comfort of Numbing and Avoiding Yourself with Fixation or Distraction
    by Rene Schwarz on July 8, 2020 at 5:50 am

    It is a slippery slope that one walks upon when comparing the solace of living under religious dogma to the pursuit of one’s own truth, meaning, and purpose. Rationalizing one’s present state of being in the world by adding up one’s past experiences requires great care not to cloud the truth of what one is

  • What is Curriculum?
    by theprairieteacher on July 8, 2020 at 2:37 am

    What is Curriculum?  A metaphor I see curriculum as the night sky, or more specifically, looking at the night sky....

  • Communicator in Online Communities
    by ctrades on May 27, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Photo by Allie on Unsplash Well, of course I have to do SOMETHING new when I can’t do any IB (International Baccalaureate) Face-to-Face workshops! Lucky for me, I was accepted to be trained as an online workshop facilitator. One of our concerns as a Masters of Educational Technology cohort of online learners was how to build community. I

  • Online Learning Extravaganza!
    by ctrades on May 14, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Photo by Allie on Unsplash So what do you do when you are semi-retired and get to take two months off from your Master of Educational Technology programme? Well, the plan was to lead a couple of workshops outside of the country and help supervise International Baccalaureate (IB) exams at my old school, but the coronavirus pandemic put

  • EDCI 572 Reflective Blogpost
    by dalesaki on April 28, 2020 at 12:16 am

    On the one hand, one might ponder that the time period of February 27-April 27, 2020 has been the most disrupted eight weeks any educator, or person, has experienced in peacetime over the last hundred years. While that statement seems grand and overreaching, history will show how millions, if not billions, of people around the

  • Does Education Actually Lead Change in the World?
    by Rene Schwarz on April 27, 2020 at 9:29 pm

     John Cameron In this time of social isolation it has become abundantly clear that education, like so many sectors of society, is playing a reactionary game to the changes happening around us. It is perhaps the more immediate threat which Covid-19 poses that has shone such a light on how most of modern society functions

  • To Code, or Not To Code, that is (not) the question.
    by jca on April 26, 2020 at 4:58 am

    I’ve previously blogged about suggesting coding platforms such as Scratch Jr. to help build critical thinking and digital literacy, which I still stand by. However, I am fully against it as a means of “supporting science and mathematics” (Sterling, 2016). Does this mean I do not want to see students programming an App which can

  • Missing Connection
    by heatherc on April 25, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    “Interest” by Kristoffer M.C. is licensed under CC BY 2.0  My posts lately have been few and far between. There is a lot of guilt attached to this fact, but if this pandemic has taught me anything about myself it’s the fact that I have found my mental load threshold.  I’ve always been that person who can jump into

  • Human Connection
    by seansjourney on April 24, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Hello everyone, For some reason this week, the link will not hyperlink the video directly. So I have attached the link just below: Enjoy!   https://youtu.be/Geht1La0LuE Featured Image Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash

  • Technology Operations and Concepts
    by joshea on April 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Introduction: Name and a little about me Course: EDCI 572 with Dr. Verena Roberts D Development and Implementation of the Curriculum in Digital Learning Contexts Overview: Technology Operations and Concepts Outline: Reaction to Course Readings Is coding a fad or is it something that needs to be integrated into every curriculum? Why or Why not?

  • Inherent Values
    by rjsmith on April 22, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Admittedly before I read the article Coding in the curriculum: Fad or foundational? I did NOT think that coding should be considered foundational in education. I am not a coding person; I haven’t spent the time developing the skills and I don’t find it all that interesting.   However, coding isn’t necessarily about creating expert

  • Week 8 – Technology Operations and Concepts Reflection
    by msemilymiller on April 22, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Course Readings: Sterling, L., “Session L : Coding in the curriculum : Fad or foundational?” (2016). 2009 – 2019 ACER Research Conferences. 4. https://research.acer.edu.au/research_conference/RC2016/9august/4 Retrieved from:  https://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1297&context=research_conference issue – what concepts are being addressed in teaching coding and how essential are they for engendering an understanding of the digital world around us, and improving productivity and

  • Closed
    by ctrades on April 21, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash My future son-in-law is in the military, and he says our current self-isolating situation is very similar to being deployed. When deployed, you have limits to who you can interact with and many rules in how you can interact. It is a way to keep everyone safe in uncontrollable situations. That has

  • Vlog 7 – You just can’t trust middle schoolers
    by chowlett on April 20, 2020 at 6:44 am

    Oops! Said George instead of Alec! Social Media In K-12 Schools

  • Ongoing Thoughts About the Rapid Change in EdTech
    by wanderon on April 20, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Ongoing Thoughts About the Rapid Change in EdTech and My EdTech Project Only a short while ago, my original project plan seemed progressive and forward thinking. I wanted to look into a sustainable system for tracking kindergarten to grade 4 student voices, hopefully using video to document their creativity and growth as artists. After working

  • Week 5: Creativity and Innovation
    by Joanna Lake on April 19, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    This week was all about creativity and how to nourish the creative spirit within the constraints of education. Resnick’s article on creative thinking takes the reader back to kindergarten, and suggests that we need to allow more space for “muddling” and “mucking” about in our learning; as play-based approaches involve higher-order thinking processes including decision-making,

  • Possibilities of Increased Communication & Collaboration Through the Use of Digital Tools – EDCI 572 April 19th Blog Post #6
    by deirdreh on April 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

            Digital tools have provided increased learning possibilities, including both communication and collaboration opportunities. The following video I have created will outline:  What digital tools are,  Examples of digital tools that can enhance learning, communication and collaboration,   How digital tools extend learning beyond the classroom,   How our final Master’s project promotes communication … Continue reading "Possibilities of Increased Communication & Collaboration Through the Use of Digital Tools – EDCI 572 April 19th Blog Post #6"

  • Ethical Dilemmas
    by lhuston on April 19, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Image from Pixabay One of my big passion areas is ethics and the ethical dilemmas we continuously face both as educators and citizens living in todays ubiquitous age of technology.  So, when scanning through some of the readings for the week, I was immediately drawn to the topic of social media and education.  Do we Read more about Ethical Dilemmas

  • Week 7 Communication and Collaboration Reflection
    by msemilymiller on April 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Course Reading: Rothwell, D. (2017). Social Media in K-12 Schools. BOLT Multi-authored Blog. [Weblog]. Retrieved from http://bolt.athabascau.ca/index.php/2017/09/01/social-media-in-k-12-schools/ should school policies be framed in safety (to monitor and block student access to new technologies) or should policies be framed in media literacy (to integrate and teach students how to utilize new technologies within the classroom)? the use of social

  • blog Week 7
    by theprairieteacher on April 19, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Learning Design/Design Learning Here is a list of the BIG IDEAS covered in my blog: Do adults expect a different...

  • Am I an Open Teacher?
    by twestwood on April 19, 2020 at 2:23 am

    So last week we read about privacy and keeping your data protected. This week, we are reading about putting it all out there. In their chapter, Designing for Open and Social Learning, Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt talk about learning through Open Courses, Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), Open teachers, social media (2016). In We Need

  • Communication and Collaboration
    by joshea on April 17, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Introduction: Name and a little about me Course: EDCI 572 with Dr. Verena Roberts D Development and Implementation of the Curriculum in Digital Learning Contexts Overview: Communication and Collaboration Outline: What are some examples of digital tools that support communication and collaboration? How can digital tools expand learning beyond classroom walls? How does your project

  • Follow me on InstaFaceSnapTik… No.
    by jca on April 16, 2020 at 2:38 am

    All these new Apps and terminology that we’re being bombarded with these days reminds me of George Carlin’s skit on the Modern Man *contains coarse language, viewer discretion is advised. Which brings us to the issue of using social media in education. Web 2.0 is all about user-generated content and many educators have consider integrating

  • Digital Citizenship – Developing & Designing for Safe Learning Spaces
    by msemilymiller on April 14, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Course Readings: Kral, I. & Schwab, R.G. (2012). Chapter 4: Design Principles for Indigenous Learning Spaces. Safe Learning Spaces. Youth, Literacy and New Media in Remote Indigenous Australia. ANU Press.http://doi.org/10.22459/LS.08.2012  Retrieved from: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/learning-spaces%EF%BB%BF Design Principle 1: A space young people can control historically learning is controlled by institutions (usually with a deficit attitude towards Indigenous students) adolescents

  • Digital Citizenship during Covid
    by hdyck on April 14, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Teachers are working hard investigating technology that can be used to facilitate the to transition to online learning, so the focus for this week was very timely: What are the ethical privacy and security challenges of using technology? As my week has been filled with lesson planning, connecting with students, collaborating with my colleagues, and

  • Digital Tools, Pedagogy, Communication and Collaboration.
    by rjsmith on April 14, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Integrating digital tools into the classroom seems to be the trendiest topic in education. But its more than just using digital tools, its about selecting the best tool that will accomplish a specific task and support an intentional learning experience. I will fully admit to adding technology for technologies sake in many of my lessons.

  • Creativity and Innovation – MakerSpaces
    by msemilymiller on April 14, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Course Reading: Resnick, M. (2007). All I really need to know (about creative thinking) I learned (by studying how children learn) in kindergarten. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & Cognition (pp. 1–6). New York, NY, USA: ACM. http://dor.org/10.1145/1254960.1254961 (This link is updated from the course outline.) in a society characterized by uncertainty

  • Vlog 6 – ‘Big Data’
    by chowlett on April 13, 2020 at 11:06 pm

      Works Referenced: Ethical challenges of edtech, big data and personalized learning: twenty-first century student sorting and tracking

  • (FOI)PPA Gangnam Style
    by jca on April 13, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    *Post has nothing to do with that song. Move along. **FOIPPA – Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; aka, the reason why you can’t have nice things (in your digital classroom). While BC has taken steps to ensure their educators are aware of the policies around student privacy and online resources / platforms,

  • blog Week 6
    by theprairieteacher on April 13, 2020 at 2:36 am

    The Fine Print: How to Start an Argument Small blog, no vlog, busy week… This weeks reflection asks us to...

  • Awesome Things
    by lhuston on April 12, 2020 at 8:25 pm

      Image by Pexels from Pixabay This week’s post will be short, for now.  After spending some time considering what to write about, I have decided to include some awesome things from this week,  as many weeks in my present history have not been so awesome. The inspiration for the use of the word awesome, Read more about Awesome Things

  • Balancing
    by ctrades on April 12, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    “Scales” by FlukierJupiter is licensed under CC BY 4.0   We had two main readings to choose from this week: one by Regan and Jesse on ethical challenges in edtech and the other was by Kral and Schwab on designing from an indigenous perspective. I chose the first as the use of data was the

  • BIG DATA vs me
    by twestwood on April 12, 2020 at 3:10 am

    This week, I read the paper, Ethical challenges of edtech, big data and personalized learning: twenty-first century student sorting and tracking (Regan & Jesse, 2019). I also read the blog post, We Need A Massive Surveillance Program. The Regan and Jesse paper talks about the ethical impact of educational technology and big data. They raise

  • Safety First
    by rjsmith on April 10, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Safe learning spaces are a key to education. How can we (as educators) expect our students to learn if they do not feel safe. This idea applies to both in person classrooms and digital spaces. When teachers create a safe learning environment – whether in person or online- it allows students to participate freely and

  • Digital Citizenship: Developing & Designing for Safe Learning Spaces (#Reflection)
    by joshea on April 10, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Introduction: Name and a little about me Course: EDCI 572 with Dr. Verena Roberts D Development and Implementation of the Curriculum in Digital Learning Contexts Overview: Digital Citizenship: Developing & Designing for Safe Learning Spaces Outline: How does a safe learning space influence student learning? How can educators ensure student privacy and safety is considered

  • Internet Privacy is an Oxymoron
    by Rene Schwarz on April 8, 2020 at 12:24 am

    In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many are bemoaning and debating the realities of our individual privacy. One internet privacy advocate Maciej Cegłowski proposed that the U.S. should embrace a surveillance state that can track any one of its citizens in real time to identify outbreaks of the virus and put the brakes on it

  • The Digitization of Education, Critical Thinking, and Transferable Skills
    by garysoles on April 7, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Preamble Modern education is more than just the regurgitation of facts. It seeks to entice students to be curious; to seek knowledge and expand upon their learning. This process’s ultimate goal is to provide students with a plethora of transferable... Continue Reading →

  • Vlog 5 – Maker Spaces
    by chowlett on April 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    https://chowlett.opened.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/742/2020/04/Vlog-5.mp4

  • Remote Kindergarten
    by twestwood on April 6, 2020 at 3:15 am

    This week’s blog post is supposed to be about Makerspaces and fostering creativity with digital tools. I am not sure if I’ll get to that but I would like to talk about the realities of designing remote learning for Kindergarten. The BC Ministry of Education is asking kindergarten educators to provide one hour of educational

  • Maker Spaces Outside of School and Building Social Emotional Learning
    by Trevor Hood on April 6, 2020 at 2:12 am

    The Question In kindergarten, the essential elements of learning are social and emotional development. Students are able to interact with their peers in a classroom, learn to play with each other, share, help each other, and build together mentally and physically. Social and emotional learning continues far beyond kindergarten and into adulthood. With our group

  • vlog Week 5
    by theprairieteacher on April 6, 2020 at 1:20 am

    Adopter Overload Here is a list of the BIG IDEAS covered in my vlog: How do educational trends affect students?...

  • Week of Reflection
    by seansjourney on April 6, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Here are my messy quickly written down notes! Related to the reading, how do we strike a balance between creativity and knowing basic facts that are needed for foundational learning? How can creativity help with problem solving? I think it... Continue Reading →

  • Protected: How to Assess? #2reflection edci572
    by mrsrlogo on April 5, 2020 at 11:16 pm

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  • A New Reality
    by heatherc on April 5, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash “May you live in interesting times.” I’m beginning to roll my eyes at this statement, or the various variations that are being spouted off at the moment.  However, it goes without saying that this IS an interesting time. These past two weeks have been crazy. My Spring Break was filled with planning,

  • “Not Yet”
    by lhuston on April 5, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      Image by S K from Pixabay “Imagine, Create, Play, Share, Reflect and back to Imagine”, the kindergarten approach for learning discussed in Resnick’s (2007) paper is applicable not only to the students we teach but to teachers themselves, especially within the transition from face-to face to online teaching currently happening due to the COVID-19 Read more about “Not Yet”

  • My Connection To Makerspaces – EDCI 572 Blog Post #4
    by deirdreh on April 5, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    The concept of Makerspaces is relatively new to me, especially in a secondary school setting.  After our class webinar on the aforementioned subject, and after I had time to think about how I could implement it into my own classroom, I began to realize how our district’s Career’s Department implements some of the concepts of … Continue reading "My Connection To Makerspaces – EDCI 572 Blog Post #4"

  • I learned about Zoombombing the hard way
    by Nicole Crozier on April 5, 2020 at 7:02 am

    Last week, I hosted a virtual pet café via Zoom. I invited pretty much everyone I knew: friends from all across the country, colleagues, soccer teammates, classmates. People showed up with their cats and dogs ready to introduce them to... The post I learned about Zoombombing the hard way appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Dream a dream…
    by jca on April 5, 2020 at 2:14 am

    Above image is not real: https://twitter.com/Johnee_B/status/1212771703283163137 It feels like this week’s prompt is rather similar to last week where my previous post already discussed using Scratch basically as a Makerspace tool to design, create, play, and share their creations. This kind of software which allows for creation of virtually anything has slowly become more popular;

  • Permission Granted #Reflection
    by hdyck on April 4, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Photo by Paul MARSAN on Unsplash This past week we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Becker about her research and experience with Makerspaces. Dr. Becker summarizes her research in an Education Canada Live podcast and explains more about her experiences with Makerspaces in the article Make to Learn: Can Makerspaces Be More Than a Fad

  • Creativity and Innovation
    by joshea on April 3, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Introduction: Name and a little about me Course: EDCI 572 with Dr. Verena Roberts D Development and Implementation of the Curriculum in Digital Learning Contexts Overview: Creativity and Innovation Outline: What kinds of digital tools encourage creativity and innovation? How could makerspaces support creativity and innovation in your learning context and/or project? Tech of the

  • Protected: Learning Seriously or Seriously Learning?
    by mrsrlogo on April 1, 2020 at 4:34 am

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  • Passive Recipient vs. Active Participant
    by rjsmith on March 31, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    They say, everything you need to know, you learned in kindergarten.  It’s simple really, be decent, thoughtful humans. What blows my mind is the fact that we don’t implement more “kindergarten” in everyday life. Think back to when you were 5 (ish), and how amazing it was to be in kindergarten. Almost everything was new,

  • Makerspaces Are the New Sandboxes
    by Rene Schwarz on March 31, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Ostap Senyuk As much as there is newly fueled enthusiasm for a place that has a set of resources from which like-minded students can explore questions through the sometimes collaborative process of working with physical and virtual resources and materials, makerspaces are reminiscent for me of the free-play time that was afforded to us in

  • Design Thinking
    by Trevor Hood on March 30, 2020 at 6:27 am

    What is a Design Thinker We live in a digital information age, where sharing and communicating data invokes people to find inventive ways to solve the world’s problems. Student flexibility in critical thinking and problem solving is the premise for being a design thinker. We can see some of the skill sets needed for design

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Reflection
    by msemilymiller on March 30, 2020 at 2:19 am

    Below are some of the learnings that I took away from the course readings, activities and class conversation this week: Galileo (2019). Designing Learning. Retrieved from https://galileo.org/designing-learning/ (Inquiry and Design Thinking) Teachers as designers improving curriculum and pedagogy (long before the term became popular) an opportunity to really change what teaching and learning looks like in the

  • Vlog 4 – Starting with a healthy learning envinroment
    by chowlett on March 29, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Works Referenced: Buchanan, R. (1992). Wicked Problems in Design Thinking Design Issues: MIT Press, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Spring, 1992), pp. 5-21 The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen

  • Designing Curricular Activities: EDCI – 572 Blog #4 March 28, 2020
    by deirdreh on March 29, 2020 at 4:32 am

    “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” Edward Abbey INTRODUCTION: The above quote resonates with me as I reflect on the professional challenges that lay ahead in terms of providing educational opportunities to my current learners. I feel as … Continue reading "Designing Curricular Activities: EDCI – 572 Blog #4 March 28, 2020"

  • Learning with Digital Tools in Kindergarten
    by twestwood on March 29, 2020 at 1:40 am

    This week’s class, we looked into design thinking, open data, and citizen science. There was a lot going on and in reflecting on it, I found myself inspired for an activity to do with my kindergarten class should online classes go ahead. Normally, in Spring, our class would go for daily, morning walks in our

  • Something-something-Critical-something
    by jca on March 28, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    What kinds of digital tools promote and encourage critical thinking? (I’m an ADST teacher, will be examining from a lens of design & problem solving). Scratch – online coding software, ages K – whenever. I used to work as an after school coding instructor and this was the software I used to introduce grades 4

  • Mindful Designs, Wicked Problems, Data and Digital Stories
    by lhuston on March 28, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The initial shock and panic of the last few weeks has now settled into new routines of living; my new normal.  Within this new normal are the constant streams of COVID 19 data fed through the internet and the “wicked problems” that have arisen as part of this crisis. Read more about Mindful Designs, Wicked Problems, Data and Digital Stories

  • Week 4: Reflection
    by Joanna Lake on March 28, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Over the past week, I found myself returning to Buchanan’s article on design thinking, and re-reading his thoughts on design. Of the many ideas addressed in his piece, two ideas resonated with me, and I was able to apply this thinking to my own experiences and learning. Buchanan posits that: “what many people call ‘impossible’ may

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
    by joshea on March 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Introduction: Name and a little about me Course: EDCI 572 with Dr. Verena Roberts D Development and Implementation of the Curriculum in Digital Learning Contexts Overview: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Outline: What kinds of digital tools promote and encourage critical thinking? How does critical thinking influence narratives and perspectives? Tech of the

  • vlog Week 4
    by theprairieteacher on March 27, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    (Design) Thinking Our Way Out Here is a list of the BIG IDEAS covered in my vlog: What are my...

  • Design Thinking for Educators
    by hdyck on March 26, 2020 at 12:02 am

    “Design is thinking made visual” by Yeray Vega is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0  This weeks themes have been critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and design thinking.  As a high school math and science teacher, I spend significant time discussing how to identify valid information and trustworthy resources. Each semester I begin with several lessons that define, model

  • Protected: Critically Thinking in Math
    by mrsrlogo on March 25, 2020 at 11:28 pm

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  • EDCI 572- Equity of Access.
    by andrewvogelsang on March 24, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Photo by Alexander Sinn on Unsplash It is hard to find the drive to write a post this week. I am on spring break and I should be relaxing, but I can’t get this out of my head. I was going to make a post on the basics of Adobe Premiere, but I have no access to this … Continue reading "EDCI 572- Equity of Access."

  • The most important things we can teach students.
    by rjsmith on March 24, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    B.C. curriculum highlights 3 core competencies: COMMUNICATION, THINKING, and PERSONAL & SOCIAL. These areas are believed to give students all skills needed to be successful humans. These competencies can be seen in every sub-discipline in education and are easy to recognize in any given lesson plan. However, there are some discussion on which of the

  • The Wicked Problem of Overthinking the Concept of Design
    by Rene Schwarz on March 24, 2020 at 5:26 am

    via GIPHY Buchanan (1992) contracted and dilated his diatribe on “design thinking” in his article entitled “Wicked Problems in Design Thinking”. His description of liberal arts thirty years ago was derived from the literature of Dewey and others from decades earlier. As Buchanan wrote during a time when the world wide web was exponentially growing

  • Supporting students through COVID-19: 11 ideas for student affairs professionals
    by Nicole Crozier on March 24, 2020 at 2:18 am

    All across the country, student affairs professionals are trying to figure out how to move their services online. Appointments for things like academic advising and counselling are being moved to Zoom or some other video-conferencing tool. Some writing centres are... The post Supporting students through COVID-19: 11 ideas for student affairs professionals appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Digital Bubbles
    by Trevor Hood on March 23, 2020 at 12:49 am

    “Bubbles” by blondinrikard is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Digital Bubbles as an Educator What is the writer trying to sell and what are they wanting you to buy?  Why would the writer frame the subject into an untruthful context, and how do you know if the writer is being truthful? Personally, I start with

  • Locked Out: Teaching in a COVID world
    by garysoles on March 22, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Preamble I have only been facilitating education as a teacher for the last decade or so, but for the first time since the start of my career, I find myself locked out of the school. Although a necessity in this... Continue Reading →

  • Online Learning: At An Impasse EDCI-572 Blog Post #3
    by deirdreh on March 22, 2020 at 10:07 pm

      Introduction: (Photo on Unsplash by Ben Owen). After having time to reflect on this past week’s sudden and unprecedented changes to the education system, specifically the indefinite closure of schools, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am having a difficult time grappling the challenges that lay ahead. I am constantly wondering how this situation … Continue reading "Online Learning: At An Impasse EDCI-572 Blog Post #3"

  • Teaching in a Pandemic
    by rjsmith on March 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    If you don’t already know …  we are in a PANDEMIC! That’s right people, a full blown, stock up, quarantine yourself and avoid all physical contact, pandemic. Now, lets add a few curve balls into the mix: Entire countries are on lock down to combat the virus. BC has suspended face-to-face teaching indefinitely. Everyone has

  • Crap Detection and Covid-19
    by twestwood on March 22, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    These are unprecedented times.  It is more important than ever to be skeptical about what we read on the internet.  This week, I decided to try out Powtoon for part of my post.   Crap Detection Powtoon If you are going to spread collective intelligence, you should not do so without verifying the truth, especially

  • The Internet: Helping or Hurting?
    by lhuston on March 22, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I wake up and roll over, determined to sleep further and then wonder if things have suddenly improved overnight. Pulling myself out of bed, I grasp my phone, quickly flipping it over to see what I’ve missed throughout the night. Yes, I know grabbing your phone first thing in Read more about The Internet: Helping or Hurting?

  • Defining digital storytelling
    by Nicole Crozier on March 22, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Over the last 10-20 years, there has been a pretty rapid shift from analogue to digital. Podcasts, videos, blog posts and social media are now a major part of most people’s daily ecosystem. As these mediums become more prevalent, the... The post Defining digital storytelling appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • To Boldly Go…
    by heatherc on March 21, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    “COVID-19 Update” by BC Gov Photos is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 This week, my world was turned upside down. In fact, I think I can safely say that EVERYONE might be feeling in some part like the carpet has been pulled out from under their feet.   As a society, we are facing a

  • blog Week 3
    by theprairieteacher on March 21, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    The Digital Literacy Experience Here is a list of the BIG IDEAS covered in my blog (I decided against a...

  • DIY Bovine Feces Detector
    by jca on March 21, 2020 at 12:21 am

    While Rheingold’s article on information literacy and fact-checking credible sources promotes several good practices relevant for citizens in this digital age, I believe that an addendum should be added where even credible, reputable sources should be looked at under scrutiny. A few (in)famous examples include Andrew Wakefield’s RETRACTED 1998 paper in The Lancet which linked

  • Credible Resource Reflection – Crap Detection
    by msemilymiller on March 20, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Information from the article that got me thinking: Through reading the article provided by this weeks topic, I am learning the importance of thinking critically when searching for information online. When searching for information, it is important to not just look at the first thing that comes up as the answer. But delve deeper to

  • A New Role for Teachers
    by hdyck on March 20, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    “Albuquerque 2016” by lito is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  This week has been historical. And emotional. And incredibly challenging. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic most of our daily routines have been disrupted, many of our securities erased, and some of our worst fears are being realized.  The financial situation for many has, or will soon, become crippling. And the

  • Stories and Perspectives (#Reflection)
    by joshea on March 20, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Introduction: Name and a little about me Course: EDCI 572 with Dr. Verena Roberts D Development and Implementation of the Curriculum in Digital Learning Contexts Overview: Stories and Perspectives: How to Search for and Find Different Stories and Perspectives. Outline: How can our digital bubble as educators filter the stories we hear and believe? What

  • Week 3: CoVid-19 and digital literacies
    by Joanna Lake on March 19, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    After yesterday’s class, our professor posed the following question to guide our blog posting for the week: How have I considered digital literacies during the past week? My immediate thought was “I haven’t.” I feel like I have been on autopilot for the past 7 days while experiencing intense emotions. via GIPHY Then, I began

  • Protected: Keep an open and educated mind
    by mrsrlogo on March 19, 2020 at 11:31 pm

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  • Digital Storytelling
    by mackenzie37 on March 19, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I like the concept of digital storytelling and can see how beneficial it could be to increase overall student engagement in both learning and demonstrating an understanding of a topic. I have not yet had any experience with digital storytelling in my teaching practice but look forward to exploring it. I think digital storytelling could

  • BC Digital Literacy Framework – Reflection
    by msemilymiller on March 19, 2020 at 12:19 am

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  • Digital Storytelling Personal Reflection
    by msemilymiller on March 18, 2020 at 9:38 pm

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  • Week 2: CoVid-19: uncertainties and opportunities
    by Joanna Lake on March 17, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    via GIPHY The CoVid virus has impacted everyone in the world. This has been an incredibly stressful time for all our global citizens. Personally, I am worried about my family overseas, and for my brother who is currently stuck in South America. I was supposed to get married in three weeks, and we are now

  • vlog Week 2
    by theprairieteacher on March 16, 2020 at 3:45 am

    BC Digital Literacy Framework and Project Ideation Here is a list of the BIG IDEAS covered in my vlog: A...

  • Adding some Cement to Digital Storytelling
    by Trevor Hood on March 16, 2020 at 3:05 am

    Personal Reflection “Networking” by punQtum is licensed under CC BY 2.0 The coronavirus is creating a catalyst in implementing distance learning opportunities through technology for both educators and learners. We are fortunate to have a distance education program that helps support a model of distance education in which someone like myself, a high school classroom

  • Thoughts about the BC Digital Literacies Framework
    by heatherc on March 15, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    This week, we were fortunate to have Tim Winkelmans from the Ministry of Education talk to use about BC Digital Literacies Framework. I found it really interesting that the BC digital literacies framework came from a promise regarding the provinces’ students – to ensure that every student was digitally literate at an early age –

  • Digital Literacy Framework
    by rjsmith on March 15, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Reflecting on my teaching pedagogy and practices, I believe I have vastly overlooked digital literacy as a teachable subject. Or maybe, its more that I have taken it for granted. I have assumed that students’ either already know these things, or that it is being taught by another teacher. Primarily I teach physical and health

  • The Importance of Digital Literacy
    by lhuston on March 15, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Image by Krzysztof_War from Pixabay What changes can occur in just a few short days. I’m sure that for most of us, our visions of how the week would unfold, were different than the reality that emerged.  For me, my vision of an intense week of musical theatre rehearsals followed by two productions on Read more about The Importance of Digital Literacy

  • Guiding Students Along the Mountain Path of Digital Literacy – EDCI #572 Blog 2 (Assignment 1A To Be Marked)
    by deirdreh on March 15, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Photo by Heidi Finn on Unsplash               Introduction:  As I ascend the mountain, of digital learning, I am reminded of the plethora of possibilities that digital literacies can provide learners to facilitate and enhance their learning experiences, both now and in their future. Gone are the days where one … Continue reading "Guiding Students Along the Mountain Path of Digital Literacy – EDCI #572 Blog 2 (Assignment 1A To Be Marked)"

  • Thoughts on BC’s Digital Literacy Framework
    by twestwood on March 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    This week, we had a chat with Dr. Tim Winklemans, Graduation Lead for Graduation, Skills and Distance Learning for the BC Government and one of the minds behind BC’s Digital Literacy Framework. According to Winklemans, just over ten years ago, then BC Premier, Christy Clark, made a promise to ensure every student would be digitally

  • Digital Literacy: Preparing Students for a 21st Century Trades Reality
    by garysoles on March 15, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Preamble In the modern world of trades education, technology is key. The days of manual production have predominantly passed, and computerized machinery and processes are vital to ensure success in the trades. From the digitization to computerization of machinery, companies... Continue Reading →

  • Digital Literacy Frameworks
    by hdyck on March 15, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    “2014 Google Digital Literacy Multimodal Skills slide 19” by jjfbbennett is licensed under CC BY 2.0  This week our masters cohort had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Tim Winkelmans from the Ministry of Education to explore the story behind the development of the BC Digital Literacy Framework. Reflecting on the webinar with Dr. Winkleman and additional research into

  • Frame it & Hang it
    by jca on March 15, 2020 at 3:07 am

    Because that’s all it’s is good for. The BC Digital Literacy Framework seems to be cobbled together using bits and pieces of other works (ISTE, CommonSense Media, and European Comission… just three sources?) and is currently outdated according to one of the people who helped write it. On top of that, our BC curriculum just

  • Conceptualizing BC’s Digital Literacies into Context
    by joshea on March 14, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Introduction: Name and a little about me Course: EDCI 572 with Dr. Verena Roberts Development and Implementation of the Curriculum in Digital Learning Contexts Overview: Conceptualizing BC’s Digital Literacies into Context   Outline: What is the story behind the BC Digital Literacy Framework? What research theory, literature, frameworks, and models have guided the BC Literacy

  • Protected: Projecting Digital Literacy
    by mrsrlogo on March 14, 2020 at 2:35 am

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  • EDCI 572- Transforming the Conveyance of Learning.
    by andrewvogelsang on March 13, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash The medium of my day was written. The way that we showed we understood/learned, was by completing a test or write a paper. That was it. It was less about empowerment and more about being an automaton.  In the rare class, we would do an oral presentation. Those … Continue reading "EDCI 572- Transforming the Conveyance of Learning."

  • Protected: Digital Literacies #1reflection edci572
    by mrsrlogo on March 13, 2020 at 12:22 am

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  • The Practical Learning Behind Digital Storytelling
    by Rene Schwarz on March 10, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    How does digital storytelling compare to “regular” storytelling? The digital universe has been the big bang of the storytelling cosmos. It has by all accounts opened the floodgates of access to an audience of global proportions for almost anyone with a story to share. Everyone including those without direct access can gain an audience that

  • My digital storytelling journey
    by Nicole Crozier on March 10, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    I fell in love with the internet a long time ago. As a young, unconfident introvert, it was a great way for me to share thoughts and engage in conversations while being a safe distance away from judgement. As an... The post My digital storytelling journey appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Digital Storytelling: Sharing my journey
    by garysoles on March 10, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Preamble I have been pursuing a cross curricular inquiry-based learning framework in my industrial technology courses for the last half of a decade. I have seen the level of student engagement, craftsmanship, creativity, and skills learned all increase at an... Continue Reading →

  • Storytelling
    by lhuston on March 10, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Image by Tumisu from Pixabay As an English teacher, I am passionate about story telling and include stories and story telling within the classes I teach.  When it comes to digital storytelling, I have used a variety of different tools with my students ranging from online storyboards to the creation and sharing of stories in Read more about Storytelling

  • The Ground Floor
    by twestwood on March 10, 2020 at 2:38 am

    This week marks the beginning of a new course in my Master’s journey, EDCI 572, Development and Implementation of Curriculum.  The task at hand is to reflect on my own perspectives and experiences of digital storytelling. My own personal experience with digital storytelling has mostly been as a receiver not as a creator.  Before starting

  • Week 1: Perspectives and experiences with digital storytelling
    by Joanna Lake on March 9, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    As an educator, I have used digital portfolios for assessment purposes for the past 4 years. I currently use FreshGrade, as it is user-friendly for both parents and students. Through posted activities on FreshGrade, my students can also make digital stories and upload them to share with their families. We usually create a digital story

  • Digital Storytelling: The Beginning!
    by Trevor Hood on March 9, 2020 at 5:18 am

      “Camera and I” by jeshua.nace is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 First impressions I am looking forward to the EDU 572 course, as I feel it focuses on using digital learning tools in contrast to writing literature reviews. I am hoping that I can apply what I learn in this course towards my final

  • TOWARDS THE SUMMIT:  My Up-Hill Learning Journey Involving the Development and Implementation of Digital Literacies – EDCI 572 Blog Reflection #1
    by deirdreh on March 8, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    INTRODUCTION: (Photo By Eric Muhr – Unsplash) Some of my greatest achievements involved pushing myself, both physically and mentally to the summit of various mountains.  Whether it be trail running, small hikes or multi-day hikes, I found myself forced to deal with various emotions, including initial excitement, nervousness, full-on trepidation, frustration, and finally exhilaration as … Continue reading "TOWARDS THE SUMMIT:  My Up-Hill Learning Journey Involving the Development and Implementation of Digital Literacies – EDCI 572 Blog Reflection #1"

  • EDCI 572-Documentary Creation part 1: Mental Planning
    by andrewvogelsang on March 8, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Photo by Trent Szmolnik on Unsplash When considering the blogs and reflections for this course, I found myself wondering what I should focus on. Is it the new tech I am learning? The full details of the tech I use to make digital stories? There are so many options that I found myself flip-flopping on the best method. … Continue reading "EDCI 572-Documentary Creation part 1: Mental Planning"

  • Protected: Week 1 Blog Reflection: Digital Storytelling #reflection
    by hdyck on March 8, 2020 at 8:42 pm

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  • Digital Story Telling
    by rjsmith on March 8, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Digital story telling is commonplace at this point in time. Socializing, friendships, relationships and even professional encounters take place on a digital platform. Not to say that face to face communication isn’t involved in these areas, but digital communication is becoming more and more “the norm”. This can be seen in the increased use and

  • Protected: Storytelling Digitally
    by mrsrlogo on March 8, 2020 at 12:17 am

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  • My Perspectives & Experiences with Digital Storytelling
    by joshea on March 7, 2020 at 10:24 pm

      Introduction: Name and a little about me Course: EDCI 572 with Dr. Verena Roberts D Development and Implementation of the Curriculum in Digital Learning Contexts Overview: Creating a Digital Storytelling Response in an Individual Blog about my perspectives and experiences of digital storytelling Outline: My perspectives with digital story telling Woodwork & Robotics My

  • Tell me a Fable
    by jca on March 7, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Since I signed up for this course as the M.Ed program dictated back in… September(?), I was rather exasperated to find this current class is about Digital Storytelling. My first thoughts were along the lines of “Really? Should I just record this session of Dungeons & Dragons that I’m hosting online and call it my

  • vlog Week 1
    by theprairieteacher on March 6, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Perspectives and Experiences of Digital Storytelling Here is a list of the BIG IDEAS covered in my vlog: What role...

  • Quality online learning requires a system change
    by Nicole Crozier on March 1, 2020 at 9:19 am

    I’ve been reading a lot about quality online learning lately, both for a literature review I had to write, and for course readings. There are a lot of factors that influence online learning effectiveness, and a lot of small (and... The post Quality online learning requires a system change appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • EDCI 569 Blog Post 2
    by dalesaki on February 18, 2020 at 4:50 am

    E-Learning and Blended Classrooms During one of the synchronous meetings I posed the question to the teachers at Langley’s U-Connect school: How is it going? As a cohort we have been reading the research and debating hypotheticals, whereas they have been living it. I was curious to find out their feedback since this is their

  • EDCI 569 Blog Post 1
    by dalesaki on February 17, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    History of Open Education and Learning As has been noted in our discussions, most of the studies and articles on Open Education, including the articles by Peter and Deimann (2013), and Weller and Martin (2018), refer to open education as it applies to higher education. In the Zawacki-Richter and Naidu article however, the focus is

  • Inclusion and exclusion on social media
    by Nicole Crozier on February 16, 2020 at 7:55 am

    I never thought that reading an academic article would be an emotional experience, but reading Funes and Mackness’ article When inclusion excludes: A counter narrative of open online education felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster. It started off... The post Inclusion and exclusion on social media appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Will capitalism ruin open practices?
    by Nicole Crozier on February 16, 2020 at 7:25 am

    There’s no debating that education is a good thing. Education can lift people from poverty, move society forward, and open up new opportunities and possibilities. In this light, open practices seem like a great idea. They make education accessible to... The post Will capitalism ruin open practices? appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Emergent session: designing effective online courses
    by Joanna Lake on February 15, 2020 at 8:05 pm

       Crosslin’s chapter on effective learning practices gleans insight into several topics that deserve further consideration and more meaningful  application when applied to all forms of teaching. The first is the notion of clearly communicating in the learning environment. According to Crosslin, there are four communicative types: Normative communicative actions are those that communicate knowledge

  • Sharing is Caring
    by rjsmith on February 13, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    The beautiful thing about talking with a group of teachers is the amount of sharing that goes on. You share the wins and the struggles. You share your ideas, and your goals. Most importantly, you share your wildest dreams you could see in an ideal classroom.   As I look towards building my masters project,

  • Say What? Yes, it’s another reflection!
    by lhuston on February 12, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    For this weeks blog, I wanted to just spend a few minutes reflecting on the whirlwind that has been this master’s program so far. I felt that spending a little time going back over some of my previous ideas and blog posts would help to clarify where I have been and where I may be headed next. I was especially curious to look Read more about Say What? Yes, it’s another reflection!

  • Lack of Maturity?
    by theprairieteacher on February 12, 2020 at 1:03 am

    This week we were given two recently published articles on K-12 trends, and effective practices in online learning.   Blomgren (2017),...

  • Google Education
    by joshea on February 9, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Many teachers and schools district have been using Google for Education which offers apps for educational use in and out of the classroom. It can be used to take education online and better serve a changing world that is becoming more and more online focused. These apps are offered for “free” (we’ll talk about “free”

  • Where are the advice?
    by jca on February 7, 2020 at 2:42 am

    Being a distance education teacher, I was curious about the chapter on Effective Practices in the book “Creating Online Learning Experiences” (Crosslin, 2018). Unfortunately, most of the suggested practices felt redundant, unhelpful, or were peddling poor pedagogy. Here are some examples: “Spending time and resources to create a high quality learning experience” I’m honestly unsure

  • Protected: Navigating Effective Online Teaching and Learning
    by mrsrlogo on February 7, 2020 at 12:56 am

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  • Connectivity and Community in Distributed Learning: Emergent Session Reflections
    by garysoles on February 6, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Preamble Distance learning is becoming more prevalent in the world. However, education that is not face to face comes at the cost of a loss of sense of community, and reduced instructor to peer, and peer to peer relationships. This... Continue Reading →

  • Grade Free!
    by lhuston on February 5, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Ready, and START!  I would like to be grade free by 2022! Perhaps this is lofty and unrealistic; but, I think it’s worth a shot! Can I accomplish this in all of my courses?  This I am unsure of, after all I teach Grade 12 students who are university Read more about Grade Free!

  • Emergent Session #2 Reflection – Online Learning in the K-12 Classroom
    by msemilymiller on February 5, 2020 at 7:18 am

    The two readings for this week were focused on online learning in K-12 classrooms in Canada. This perspective provided more insight for those of us that live and work in that context. I have used a ‘What?-So What?-Now What?’ critical reflection framework to guide my thinking on the topic based on the assigned readings, annotations

  • EDCI569: Emergent Session #1 – Blended & Distance Learning
    by jca on February 3, 2020 at 5:28 am

    For the emergent sessions, I joined the one on Blended & Distance Learning to hear about what the rest of the class thought or wondered about the topic. Some of the highlights & questions that interested me were and wanted to answer from my perspective as a DL teacher. Students not exhibiting same behavior online

  • Additional Skills Required
    by theprairieteacher on February 3, 2020 at 5:08 am

    In a recent conversation regarding engagement in blended learning environments (or really any digital learning situation), my colleagues and I...

  • Current Trends and Applying Online Learning
    by joshea on February 3, 2020 at 1:38 am

    Current Trends of K-12 Online Learning in Canada With the accessibility of the internet ever growing and technologies being developed and changed daily, it has been shown that there has been a national increase in high school student participation in online courses (Blomgren, 2017). In my observations as a high school teacher, distance education has

  • Protected: Flipgrid reflections
    by hdyck on January 31, 2020 at 1:33 am

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  • Collaboration is KEY!!!
    by rjsmith on January 30, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    As an educator I find that there is nothing more important than collaboration. Firstly, I have learned more from talking with other teachers, than I did in any course or class I have been in. Not to say there is not a place or time for course work, as there are important academic elements and

  • Ed Camp
    by lhuston on January 30, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Ed Camp This week our class was run as an EdCamp. What is an ED Camp? According to wikipedia, “An edcamp is a participant-driven conference – commonly referred to as an “unconference”. Edcamps are designed to provide participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators. Edcamps are modeled after BarCamps, free participant-driven conferences with a primary focus Read more about Ed Camp

  • Protected: Why we need to teach digital literacy skills to digital natives
    by mrsrlogo on January 29, 2020 at 4:36 am

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  • EDCI569: Module “5” – Looking into the Future
    by jca on January 26, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    This week’s bundle of reading seem to be centered around more projections of what future EdTech would look like. For instance, Siemens raised points such as “New forms of digital in/exclusion” and “Reimaging forms of EdTech suitable for an age of Climate Change”. My opinion on these articles has remained the same since embarking on

  • The Fiction of Future
    by theprairieteacher on January 25, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    I find that spending time reading about the future of open education is a comparable experience to reading any new science-fiction...

  • Module #6 Reflection
    by msemilymiller on January 24, 2020 at 1:42 am

    What? Siemens, G., Gašević, D., & Dawson, S. (2015). Preparing for the Digital University: A Review of the History and Current State of Distance, Blended, and Online Learning. Retrieved from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website: Pages 199-230 http://linkresearchlab.org/PreparingDigitalUniversity.pdf Focus on: Future Technology Infrastructures for Learning exploration of future technology infrastructures are required in order

  • Protected: Focusing on the next best
    by mrsrlogo on January 23, 2020 at 9:34 pm

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  • Educational Utopias?
    by lhuston on January 23, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    GIF from Giphy.com A trend I have come to notice within some of the research we have looked at connected to education and the future of education is dialogue about systems and structures that will create the idealized personalized educational experience for every student. These utopian educational ideas created by academia, likely researchers who have Read more about Educational Utopias?

  • THAT’S GREAT … BUT ________?
    by rjsmith on January 22, 2020 at 4:03 am

    After all of the articles that I have read so far, I keep coming to the same conclusion: THAT’S GREAT … BUT ________? Now let me explain a little bit, I have found that academic articles analyze and critique the educational system that we currently have (which is great) and then they propose solutions or

  • The Academics’ Reactionary Adoption of Technology for Education
    by Rene Schwarz on January 20, 2020 at 12:16 am

    via GIPHY There are as many schools of thought about what defines an educational institution as there are academic works on the subject. Rather than make the naïve argument to try and convince their readers that their school of thought is the one that everyone should be talking about, most scholars publish their research and

  • Open Education- What does the future of ed- tech hold?
    by mackenzie37 on January 19, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    This week I am going to highlight a few things from each article that really stood out and resonated with me as well as some questions for further considerations. Having spent most of my time in Special Education, both teaching in the classroom as well as working as a Learning Service Teacher and not having

  • Module #5 EDCI – 569: The Rarely Seen Side of Technology
    by deirdreh on January 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

                Photo by Alexandru-Bogdan Ghita on Unsplash INTRODUCTION  When considering the digital world today, so often there is a focus on access, privacy, online behaviour, types of social media platforms, and the newest and best technology, including tablets, laptops and mobile phones, and what new aspects they can provide.  Rarely, however, do we … Continue reading "Module #5 EDCI – 569: The Rarely Seen Side of Technology"

  • EDCI569: Module 5 – Challenges and issues in open & distributed education
    by jca on January 19, 2020 at 5:10 am

    I feel this week’s article “When inclusion excludes: A counter narrative of open online education. Learning, Media and Technology” raised the most questions and concerns. It discusses all the ideal benefits which open education has been touted to have, and in particular, its inclusive and collaborative nature. What resonated with me the most is how

  • Postdigital Reflection
    by twestwood on January 19, 2020 at 12:16 am

    In the paper, What Does the ‘Postdigital’ Mean for Education? Three Critical Perspectives on the Digital, with Implications for Educational Research and Practice (Knox, 2019), the author seeks to clarify what the term postdigital might mean. Knox suggests that the term be viewed as “a necessary juncture for reflection” (2019, p. 358). It is time

  • Data Privacy & Awareness
    by rjsmith on January 18, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    The digital world is everywhere and there is little student or teacher can do to avoid engaging in it. I read about new and amazing ways to engage students through digital medias and watch as other teachers integrate programs and technology flawlessly. Then I decided to start a Masters program in Educational technology in the

  • Bring Things into Focus
    by theprairieteacher on January 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    The “Coffee Cup” Scene – Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 1 (Winterfell) The job of an educator (and parent)...

  • Module #5 Reflection
    by msemilymiller on January 17, 2020 at 1:27 am

    What? Funes, M., & Mackness, J. (2018). When inclusion excludes: A counter narrative of open online education. Learning, Media and Technology, 43(2), 119–138. http://ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638 Key questions: Is participation in open education social media environments inclusive? Does open online education succeed in breaking up exclusionary structures? This article states that the outlook on open education is one

  • The Future of Distributed and Open Learning
    by joshea on January 16, 2020 at 1:35 am

    The future in online education looks exciting. It has the potential to open information and knowledge to people in a way unprecedented historically. It offers learners the power to learn when they want and learn how they want. Online access learning offers educators and learners a new realm to explore that may bring great achievements

  • Module 5: Technology’s Place in Education
    by hdyck on January 15, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    “EdTech Rally 2014” by Kent ISD is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0  This week both motivated me to continue learning about technology trends and resources in education and immersed me in applications of edtech for my high school students. The first reading from Preparing for the Digital University, gave me incentive to continue learning about emerging technologies by reviewing

  • A little bit of this, a little bit of that…
    by lhuston on January 15, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay For this weeks post, I have simply decided to post the articles read this week along with a few quotes from each that piqued my interest, as well as notes and questions I made while reading; and, connected links. Its a little bit of this and a little bit of Read more about A little bit of this, a little bit of that…

  • Protected: Accessing Open Ed Resources and Privacy Concerns
    by mrsrlogo on January 15, 2020 at 4:05 am

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  • EDCI 569#4- Digital and Media Literacy
    by andrewvogelsang on January 14, 2020 at 6:50 pm

        Photo by Ari He on Unsplash What? Law 12 class: Student-“Thank God I deleted that old photo of myself doing …………..!”.  Me- “Did you?” Student- “ Yup, after we talked in class about the use of peoples social media (SM) accounts as tools for future employers, school admin, ETC to look us up, and how our … Continue reading "EDCI 569#4- Digital and Media Literacy"

  • Quick Thoughts on Freedom in Access to Information and Freedom in Learning
    by garysoles on January 14, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    What A great deal of academic publishing is controlled by a few dominant publishing companies. According to couture (2017) “five giants – Elsevier, SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis and Sage – which, through mergers and acquisitions in the interest of... Continue Reading →

  • Module 4: A Counter Narrative
    by hdyck on January 14, 2020 at 1:54 am

    During the last online class in a breakout session I had a chance to voice my frustration that I felt like there was pressure to accept the concept of openness wholeheartedly – a position I am not convinced of taking.  I stated that open education was not my bandwagon, perhaps because I have been teaching

  • Are Open Peer Review Journals Viable?
    by Trevor Hood on January 13, 2020 at 5:02 am

    “Dollfie Handcuff” by gordon (TD8316) is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0   From reading Marc Couture’s article on Academic Publishing at a Crossroads, it sets the tone of asking ourselves if open peer review and peer review journals are the new future of publications? Marc explains to the reader that there is a shift by

  • The Myth of the Universal School
    by Rene Schwarz on January 12, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Two major factors in realizing that the internet cannot be the United Nations’ answer to the inalienable right to education are the purveyors of knowledge (i.e. the scholars and teachers) and the students  they hope to reach and teach. How anyone with a modicum of education can begin to consider that the internet is a

  • Module #4 EDCI -569: Appropriate Digital Footprint
    by deirdreh on January 12, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    WHAT?:  Digital footprints refer to the information that learners, scholars and individuals in general, leave online through their submission of data while using internet services, such as Facebook and Twitter. Thus, anything we post online is open to be read, interpreted, and commented upon.  Today, many scholars use online platforms to connect with other scholars … Continue reading "Module #4 EDCI -569: Appropriate Digital Footprint"

  • Module 3: Reflections on The Other Opens
    by hdyck on January 10, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Veletsianos, G., & Shaw, A. (2018). Scholars in an increasingly open and digital world: Imagined audiences and their impact on scholars’ online participation. Learning, Media and Technology, 43(1), 17–30. http://ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2017.1305966 Straight out of the gate I’m intrigued by Veletsianos and Shaw’s abstract. They acknowledging the fact that who our audience is will have a significant influence

  • Reflections from Module 3
    by mackenzie37 on January 10, 2020 at 5:12 am

      Summaries of Module 3: Open Educational Practices and Learning Design What I found useful from the readings: Dabbagh, N. (2005). Pedagogical Models for E- Learning: A Theory-Based Design Framework. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 1(1), 25-44. This article was interesting and incredibly insightful. Dabbagh explains the pedagogical models, instructional strategies and

  • Open Educational Resources, just one of the things I didn’t know.
    by rjsmith on January 10, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Open educational resources sound fantastic. So why are there not more widely available?  Evidently, there are many open resources out in the academic world, I just have never known where or how to look for them. (Until I was shown in post-secondary classes). And to be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I am an expert

  • Challenges and Issues in Open and Distributed Education
    by joshea on January 9, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Open online education is in its relative infancy and with that come many problems and growing pains that need to be addressed. It is important to be conscious of the way online technology bring us together socially both positively and negatively. We need to explore what work and what doesn’t and challenge ourselves to ideas

  • EDCI569: Module 4 – The Other Opens
    by jca on January 8, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    An interesting point was brought up during the video conference this week about who is responsible for teaching digital citizenship. With the prevalence of the internet and social media platforms, it’s not difficult to find an individual’s information such as hobbies, interests, recent likes, etc. What’s concerning is the oversight of how posting such information

  • The Implications of Openness
    by lhuston on January 8, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    For this post I wanted to flesh out some of the topics that caught my attention while reading and, that I would like to explore further in relation to some of my thoughts as well as ideas brought up in this weeks meeting. The topics for this week were, Open Scholarship, Open Data, Open online Read more about The Implications of Openness

  • Protected: It depends on the Audience
    by mrsrlogo on January 8, 2020 at 3:56 am

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  • Distance Learning: Education For Everyone
    by garysoles on January 7, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Preamble As education evolves it is imperative that students around the world are included in public education. Distance learning is one of the methods that can help maintain this inclusivity. This blog seeks to examine the benefits of distance learning... Continue Reading →

  • Open Data and My True Self
    by theprairieteacher on January 7, 2020 at 3:10 am

    This week’s readings had a broad central theme (“The other opens”) which I found difficult to corral with a narrative...

  • Philosophical Positions Disguised as Dissenting Views on Open Online Education
    by Rene Schwarz on January 5, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    via GIPHY In reading articles and academic papers on the ’emerging’ issues surrounding open online education, the conclusions and directions for further research and discussion illustrate the very echo chambers that they criticize. The derogatory turn of phrase “it’s all just academic” is supported by the continued discussion and circular arguments presented by the literature

  • EDCI 569#3-Different Worlds: The Distance Education Experience from a Classroom Teacher.
    by andrewvogelsang on January 5, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Photo by Lena Bell on Unsplash What: This week’s class discussion was widely based on Online Learning. With the advent of the internet and the proliferation of access to information and knowledge, distance education was a clear next step in the genesis of education or at least a viable option. For the purpose of this … Continue reading "EDCI 569#3-Different Worlds: The Distance Education Experience from a Classroom Teacher."

  • Module #3 Reflection – Open Educational Practices and Learning Design
    by msemilymiller on January 2, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    This week’s readings are about open educational practices and learning design for online education.  I have used a ‘What?-So What?-Now What?’ critical reflection framework to guide my thinking on the topic based on the assigned readings, annotations on those readings, and class discussion. What?  When it comes to educational philosophies, there are many theories that help teachers

  • Module #2 Reflection
    by msemilymiller on January 2, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    What? Below are summary notes of concepts and topics covered in each article. Following that is how it is important to the field of Educational Technology and me as a teacher and administrator in BC. Friesen, N. (2009). Open Educational Resources: New Possibilities for Change and Sustainability. The International Review of Research in Open and

  • Module #3 EDCI-569: Distance Educators Go the Distance!
    by deirdreh on December 27, 2019 at 11:07 pm

      WHAT: Many learners simply do not fit within the confines of the regular brick and mortar or traditional school setting, ergo distance education is an option for such learners. Distance education (DE) itself has been defined as “the practical subset of education that deals with instruction in which distance and time are the criterial … Continue reading "Module #3 EDCI-569: Distance Educators Go the Distance!"

  • Impacts of Online Learning
    by Trevor Hood on December 25, 2019 at 12:38 am

    In Ontario, the Ministry of Education is making it mandatory for high school students to take at least 2 courses through online learning. Moving forward, deciding on the most effective delivery of instruction through online learning creates a framework in reading articles on best practices, modes of delivery, massive open online courses (MOOC’s), blended models,

  • Pie in the Sky?
    by twestwood on December 23, 2019 at 12:54 am

    The readings this week all focused on online teaching and learning design, and open education. Honestly, I have been struggling to get my ideas together on these because they seem so advanced for my little world of kindergarten.  There may be useful thinking in them for post secondary education.  I can even see how they

  • The Struggles of Innovation
    by rjsmith on December 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    In any group of teachers, you are bound to see some differences. But are there really? If you take a closer look, I feel like you would see far more similarities. Generally speaking, teachers value education. They are organized (even if the way they organize is different), they have a goal for learning and a

  • The Other Opens (Scholarship, Data, Open Online Courses, Research)
    by joshea on December 19, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Social media and open access online education are powerful tools for those who decide to use them. They open us to others and new information in ways that could have only been dreamt of in the past. But both of these applications of the internet are relatively new and thus are still growing and changing

  • Protected: Learning and Teaching Online: Remember learning is a process
    by mrsrlogo on December 18, 2019 at 11:28 pm

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  • EDCI569: Module 3 – Open educational practices and learning design
    by jca on December 18, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Thoughts from BlueJeans meeting (Dec 17): Classmate mentioned how the article, Pedagogical Models for E-Learning: A Theory-Based Design Framework, seems to suggest pedagogy for online education that are techniques which teachers at brick-and-mortar schools use in their regular class. While I agree this may seem redundant, as responsible educators would include checks and balances of

  • Reflecting on Theories and Practice in Online Learning
    by lhuston on December 17, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      GIF from @GIFY by @criswiegandt It was with great earnest that I began to survey the weeks reading’s, questing for the magical bean that would thereby only need to be planted to sprout into something of enormity that would transform the landscape and potentially lead to magical kingdoms in the sky.  And, while the readings produced Read more about Reflecting on Theories and Practice in Online Learning

  • EDCI 569 #2- OERs-An Emerging Trend
    by andrewvogelsang on December 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Photo by Alex Holyoake on Unsplash What: In this week’s readings and classroom discussions, we discussed the use of Open Education Resources (OER). In my opinion, the largest and most impactful OER to date is and will be for a long while, YouTube. According to the United Nations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),  “Open Educational … Continue reading "EDCI 569 #2- OERs-An Emerging Trend"

  • The What / So What / and Now What of Open Educational Resources
    by garysoles on December 17, 2019 at 2:15 am

    What To be successful as an educational framework, open education needs to have resources that are free, accessible, and that contain information that is on par with that of post secondary or vocational training. According to Friesen (2009) the 2002... Continue Reading →

  • MODULE #2 EDCI – 569: The WHAT, So WHAT and Now WHAT of Digital Technology in the Realm of Education (Particularly OER’s)
    by deirdreh on December 15, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Photo by Hennie Stander on Unsplash WHAT?   Open Education Practices (OEPs) have provided new opportunities to researchers, teachers and learners, through the increase of access. Stanford University Professor and a co-founder of Coursera, Daphne Koller stated that “…there are new opportunities that online learning opens up that would never have been possible without [digital] technology” (Brainy Quote).True. … Continue reading "MODULE #2 EDCI – 569: The WHAT, So WHAT and Now WHAT of Digital Technology in the Realm of Education (Particularly OER’s)"

  • Module #1 Reflection: History of Open Education
    by msemilymiller on December 15, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Below are short summary notes of each reading along with my reflection on some of the major topics, why they are important, and how it affects my personal perspective and approach to teaching . What Weller, M. (2018, August). Twenty Years of Edtech. EDUCAUSE Review, 53(4). Retrieved from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/7/twenty-years-of-edtech EdTech is a fast changing field

  • How Open are Open Educational Resources?
    by Trevor Hood on December 14, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    “Technology” by Sephko is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0   In the context of Open Educational Resources (OER’s) we are reshaping the world where access is now on a global scale.MIT Open Course ware Initiative presently has 2400 courses, with the most popular course being an Introduction to learning the coding language Python. The privacy

  • Educators are Amazing!
    by theprairieteacher on December 13, 2019 at 1:05 am

    This week’s readings revolved around learning design and learning theories as they underpin pedagogical choices.  I try not to be...

  • Persistent Issues in Learning Design for Online Education
    by Rene Schwarz on December 13, 2019 at 1:02 am

    There is yet another growing body of research and academic literature on a topic that, while it attempts to rest in a practical realm, has proven of its own accord that it has little application in the real world of public education, online or otherwise. My argument for this contention lies in the patterns that

  • A Look at Online Learning
    by joshea on December 12, 2019 at 4:05 am

    The Basic Online and Offline Framework When reading this week’s journals, I was struck by how much of online learning requires pretty much the same traditional educational methods at its core. Both require: student-teacher contact encouraging cooperation among students encouraging active learning giving prompt feedback emphasis on task time communicate (high) expectations respect diverse talents

  • Summary of Module 2: Open educational practices and Learning Design
    by hdyck on December 12, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Conole, G., Dyke, M., Oliver, M., & Seale, J. (2004). Mapping pedagogy and tools for effective learning design. Computers & Education, 43(1–2), 17–33. http://ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2003.12.018 Although I appreciated the summaries of learning theories, this article lost my interest very quickly.  The authors should be aware by their research that putting information in context is far more effective

  • EDCI569 Module 2: Open Education Resources
    by jca on December 11, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Thoughts from Dec 10 BlueJeans Meeting: Open Educational Resources (OER) from prestigious institutions have better chance of sustaining itself for various reasons. First, it is much easier to publish their materials and have the public subscribe to it using their brand name. Comparatively, smaller institutions and start-ups would struggle with getting recognized, or even just

  • WHAT ABOUT K-12?
    by rjsmith on December 11, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Open educational resources are a hot topic in education. But most (if not all) of the research is examining how open resources impact post-secondary education and further research. Yes, open access is a great idea. Providing universal definitions or information on basic levels of understanding, but how does this impact the K-12 world. Working in

  • Openness: A philosophy
    by lhuston on December 8, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Photo by Alexandre Godreau on Unsplash “Open education is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share, and build on knowledge.” – What is Open Education? My post this week was inspired by the articles: Reflecting on the Impact of the Open Education Movement and Open Educational Resources: New Possibilities for Change and Sustainability My purpose for writing Read more about Openness: A philosophy

  • OER the Hills and Far Away
    by twestwood on December 8, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    As I try to wrap my head around Open Educational Resources (OER), I find myself coming back to the same thing over and over again.  The days of picking up a teacher’s guide and following the script are over for me.  We teachers have been without district-supplied resources like textbooks or workbooks for so long,

  • EDCI 569-Stuck in the Middle
    by andrewvogelsang on December 8, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      Photo by Hutomo Abrianto on Unsplash In the modern, litigious, and ownership-based society in which we live, one must ask if education could ever be truly open? How do we recognize the achievement of higher education? How do we structure a system where knowledge supersedes credentials? What are credentials actually? Does someone with a Master’s degree in … Continue reading "EDCI 569-Stuck in the Middle"

  • History of Open and Distributed Learning: A Reflection
    by garysoles on December 8, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Ipsa scientia potestas est Francis Bacon’s Meditationes Sacrae (1597) What Throughout the history of open and distributed learning, one thing is certain; people, whenever possible seek to enhance their understanding of the world by gaining access to education. That knowledge... Continue Reading →

  • Are Open Resources Muddying the Water or Parting the Sea?
    by hdyck on December 5, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    I just introduced an inquiry project to my Biology 11 students.  The way in which I approach inquiry based projects has changed drastically in recent years, largely due to an experience I had accompanying a student to the BC Cancer Agency in Victoria several years ago. I nominated a student of mine (at their request)

  • Open Educational Resources
    by joshea on December 5, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I find the concept of massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOC’s, to be an interesting concept. Allowing people to access college and university level courses in a flexible online manner open the door for many people and possibilities. In time, this approach to education could make a drastic change on the way some

  • Why Open Education Resource Projects Die
    by Rene Schwarz on December 5, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Open Education Resource (OER) projects can be clearly defined as collections of online education resources that can be found via a single site. As much as the idea of mining the vast amount of OERs to curate a list of them is laudable, it is also somewhat laughable in the face of the rapid pace

  • Module 1: Open Educational Resources and Public Education
    by hdyck on December 5, 2019 at 1:23 am

    What? So What? Now What? What?  I will start with a brief annotated bibliography of the two assigned readings: Friesen, N. (2009). Open Educational Resources: New Possibilities for Change and Sustainability. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 10(5). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v10i5.664 Friesen dives deeper than the philosophical arguments that support Open Educational Resources, and

  • EDCI-569: Module #1 – Mapping Research Trends from 35 Years of Publications in Distance Education
    by deirdreh on December 5, 2019 at 12:09 am

                                            Photo by Tim Mossholder My following blog consists of an annotation on Mapping Research Trends from 35 Years of Public Education in Distance Education, including a brief explanation of the themes discussed in the article, … Continue reading "EDCI-569: Module #1 – Mapping Research Trends from 35 Years of Publications in Distance Education"

  • Protected: Open Educational Resources Supporting Learning
    by mrsrlogo on December 4, 2019 at 12:45 am

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  • if it aint broke, don’t fix it.
    by rjsmith on December 4, 2019 at 12:12 am

    There’s this bed, it’s around 50 years old and has been well used within my family. It started as a bunk bed for my father and his siblings and is now a single bed (no top bunk) in the family summer home. And although we have not used the top bunk in several years, we

  • EDCI 569: Module 1 reflections
    by Joanna Lake on December 3, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I haven’t written a blog post for over a month…yikes! Time to dust off the spiderwebs, and get back to cranking the wheel. As an elder millennial, I remember dial up internet, and how we played The Oregon Trail every computer class in Grade 4-ah, sweet memories. I also remember when I was in Grade

  • Roadblocks to a Lofty(er) Goal
    by theprairieteacher on December 3, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I made the argument in a past blog that the open education movement would stall (specifically within higher ed) because...

  • Into the past: Exploring open and distance learning
    by lhuston on December 2, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    “Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius This weeks research articles all contained historical aspects connected to open and e-learning; it makes sense to explore and understand the history of something before touching on the more current research. Whilst delving through these readings, posting and responding to the reading and comments on Read more about Into the past: Exploring open and distance learning

  • History of Online Learning
    by joshea on November 28, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I noticed when reading this week’s papers that there is a theme of education adapting slowly as time passes. I can see why this can be frustrating for some who wish to see change in the education system, but I believe that the slow pace of change happens for many reasons and many of them

  • Tug o’ War
    by twestwood on November 28, 2019 at 3:25 am

    The history of open education shows a tug o’ war between those with idealistic views of education for all and those who want to maintain control of knowledge, power, and wealth.  Peter and Diemann scan the history of Open Education starting in the late Middle Ages.  The rope with society’s knowledge tied at the centre

  • Module 0: A History of Edtech, Distance Ed, and Open Ed
    by hdyck on November 27, 2019 at 4:28 am

    What? So What? Now What? “history” by lert is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  What?  I will start with a brief annotated bibliography of the three assigned readings: Weller, M. (2018, August). Twenty Years of Edtech. EDUCAUSE Review, 53(4). Retrieved from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/7/twenty-years-of-edtech Weller points out how poorly the edtech field has documented its history, and attempts to identify the

  • The Business of Open
    by theprairieteacher on November 26, 2019 at 4:30 am

    The three articles of this week’s readings tied together the historical high points (and low) of education technology (“ed-tech” or...

  • Protected: History and Trends
    by mrsrlogo on November 25, 2019 at 3:50 am

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • EDCI569: Module 1 – Twenty Years of EdTech
    by jca on November 24, 2019 at 3:11 am

    *Blockquote for future use in Lit Review* Weller, M. (2018). Twenty Years of Edtech. EDUCAUSE Review, 53(4). Retrieved from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/7/twenty-years-of-edtech This article provides a summary of main innovations in Educational Technology (EdTech) starting from Wikipedia in the 1990’s to  Blockchains in 2017. The list can be thought of as potential tools for educators looking for

  • A Need to Change Academia’s Grip on How Online Learning is Researched
    by Rene Schwarz on November 22, 2019 at 2:16 am

    The Blind Side of Academia While there is an burgeoning plethora of academic research about online learning and the history of educational technology as it relates to the internet, there is also a much larger online community of learners who access the internet for informal education. Everything from self-diagnosing a health issue to learning to

  • The Marriage
    by twestwood on November 11, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    A friend of mine is getting married this weekend. It makes me think about a traditional rhyme. Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue. Our most recent readings offer something along these lines while considering the marriage of education and technology. One of the readings this week originated back in 1983, another in 1986.

  • EDCI 571 Week 6
    by dalesaki on October 16, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Review of cohort videos: Cheryl, Heather and Ben Really liked the round-table format. Using the live-streaming synchronous method of interacting allowed for the “discussion” style of relaying information. I had lots of pausing to write all of my notes for the video. While I understood the topic of using info tech for assessments, I wasn’t

  • A Reflection of Summaries
    by Trevor Hood on October 16, 2019 at 6:01 am

    “Park Bench Reflection”by CPSutcliffe is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0   Over the last week various groups summarized and reflected upon readings from Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education, and from The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning. The summaries allowed me to brainstorm alternative possibilities for my final project in the

  • TEACHERS TALKING until the cows come home.
    by rjsmith on October 16, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Have you ever noticed how much teachers like to talk? Its true, you get a group of teachers together, they will talk for hours. It doesn’t matter how simple the topic, teachers can TALK! This became evident while reading through the summaries and watching the videos this week in class. Groups discussed the implications of

  • Collaboration, Computer Science, and Community
    by hayleyteaches on October 16, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Multimedia and Multiplace Based Learning Language and culture are integrated into every subject and discipline in my school community. Students are learning the language of SENĆOŦEN, which is spoken in their surrounding communities and at home. Most are fluent, some are enrolled in the immersion program, and many only speak this language at home. The process

  • Games and Equity in the Classroom
    by joshea on October 16, 2019 at 3:31 am

    After watching my classmates’ videos on varying topics of technology education research, I found myself most interested in gamification and digital equity. Both topics interest me for different reasons but I think both are important topics to consider in both the current and future state of education. Gamification Video games have been a household reality

  • Week # 6 Post: Journey On
    by lhuston on October 16, 2019 at 2:59 am

        Photo by Pixabay from Pexels And the journey continues……… This week we continued to explore the role of technology in education through summarizing and discussing a few connected articles from the “Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education“.  After viewing the videos and summaries, and reflecting back on my prior Read more about Week # 6 Post: Journey On

  • Educational Technology: Issues and Reflections – Assignment 1D, EDCI-571
    by garysoles on October 16, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Educational technology is a double edge sword. On one hand, technology improves motivation, enhances content, and provides avenues for learning that were not possible in previous generations. On the other hand, technology can distract from a set learning outcomes, yield... Continue Reading →

  • Reflection on Technology Handbook Summaries – What’s in it for me?
    by msemilymiller on October 16, 2019 at 2:27 am

    What issues were the most interesting for you and why? It is clear across all articles in this book, that knowledge has not increased at the same rate as technology innovation has. New technology applications and platforms are being introduced faster that teachers and students have time to experiment with and dabble in. The important

  • Summarizing Issues on the Research in Educational Technology Use
    by Rene Schwarz on October 14, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    The 1000+ page “Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education” was explored for importance, predictability, and unexpected conclusions on the use of educational technology. What was most striking about the video presentations and summaries of this literature was how reflective they were, on the presentation-level, of the content and conclusions of the

  • 5 key takeaways from nine 10-minute videos summarizing one 1400 page textbook
    by Nicole Crozier on October 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Asking an entire class to read an entire textbook about educational/information technology would be a lot. 1400 pages of a lot. Luckily for our EDCI 570 class, our instructor didn’t do that. Instead, she tasked us with dividing ourselves into... The post 5 key takeaways from nine 10-minute videos summarizing one 1400 page textbook appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Educational Research: Relevance and Applications
    by hdyck on October 13, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    For the past several weeks I have been questioning how impactful and relevant educational research is. Two questions have come to the forefront for me: Who is reading the research?  Who is conducting the research? I am troubled by the fact that as I spend more and more time looking into the research it becomes

  • The Facets of Ed Tech Research
    by mrsrlogo on October 11, 2019 at 5:25 am

    There are many facets of educational technology research. The topics that stand out to me center around the accessibility,  effectiveness, integration, and usefulness of technology. “Enable Access” by cogdogblog is licensed under CC0 1.0 Accessibility to technology is a conundrum that is faced in many schools and it’s generally based on funding. Either because the

  • Steps Towards Growing Leadership Supporting Technology in Education: My Connection to Peer Movies & Information – EDCI 571 Assignment #1D
    by deirdreh on October 11, 2019 at 12:05 am

      Photo by Christopher Sardegna on Unsplash   Introduction and My Connection: I enjoyed learning from everyone’s videos and print material.  Each presentation highlighted information that I found interesting and very valid, including but not limited to; equity, access, digital citizenship, open access, improving analytics to assist in assessment processes, distance education, issues of cognitive overload, and attention … Continue reading "Steps Towards Growing Leadership Supporting Technology in Education: My Connection to Peer Movies & Information – EDCI 571 Assignment #1D"

  • EDCI 571- Assignment#1D- Videopalooza
    by andrewvogelsang on October 10, 2019 at 2:20 am

      Photo by Steven Van on Unsplash First of all, I would like to commend everyone in the class on some amazing videos. I truly enjoyed seeing the different avenues every group took towards creating and disseminating their ideas and learning areas. I will look at the videos, and group write-ups, on a case-by-case basis: Trevor and Emily: … Continue reading "EDCI 571- Assignment#1D- Videopalooza"

  • Basic Principles Of Multimedia Learning (EDCI 570/71 Assignment) – Sean, Jeremy, Clay
    by joshea on October 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    In the introduction article, multimedia is defined by presenting both words (spoken or printed text) and pictures (illustrations, photos, animation or text). Multimedia teaching is presenting words and pictures that are intended to promote learning by building mental representation from words and pictures, in order to teach a deeper understanding of concepts rather than words

  • Twenty First Century Cirriculum
    by lhuston on October 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Continuing to journey through the vast and cavernous world of technology and education, this week, we examined a section from the “Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education“. Below is a summary of one of the articles from the second chapter. “Twenty First Century Curriculum: Issues and Challenges” The article, “Twenty First Read more about Twenty First Century Cirriculum

  • Research, Technology, and the Classroom
    by joshea on October 1, 2019 at 1:12 am

    This week I read K-12 online learning journal articles: trends from two decades of scholarship by Arnesen et al, Trends in mobile technology-supported collaborative learning: A systematic review of journal publications from 2007 to 2016 by Qing-Ke et al, and Developing an Understanding of the Impact of Digital Technologies on Teaching and Learning in an

  • The Building Blocks of Technology Integration
    by Nicole Crozier on September 29, 2019 at 4:58 am

    How do we effectively integrate technology into the learning experiences we are designing for our learners? That’s a huge question, and one whose answer could have a large impact on education. Lots of research has been done in this area,... The post The Building Blocks of Technology Integration appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • EDCI 371 Week 3
    by dalesaki on September 29, 2019 at 4:51 am

    In reading the Voogt et al. (2018) article, I was struck by how measured her writing was in addressing technology in education. This was refreshing in the face of the inundation of articles espousing the “amazing” opportunities that technology offers students in their learning. What we as teachers all know and understand is that technology,

  • Models for Technology Implementation in Schools – TPACK vs. SAMR
    by msemilymiller on September 28, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    My context is that I am currently a grade two teacher, the Vice Principal, and the technology support teacher at my school. The school district that I am a part of strongly supports technology use in the classroom and are often pushing out different types of opportunities. With the school and PAC funds that we

  • Teacher Toolbox: Do you have what you need?
    by rjsmith on September 26, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    As educators we have a variety of tools that we use in the classroom. These tools help us to engage students, deliver curriculum and to be honest, just get through the day. Where your regular everyday toolbox would have hammers, screwdrivers, a saw, measuring tapes, and other necessary utensils for craftsmanship. A teacher’s toolbox is

  • Background Check
    by hayleyteaches on September 25, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Pedagogical Alignment The model which is the most useful for incorporating technology into my classroom is the TPACK model because of how the lessons are developed and planned. First, instructor decides the learning outcomes of the lesson; this is the content. The second is which activities will be used in the lesson; this is the

  • Blog #3 SAMR and TPACK
    by mackenzie37 on September 25, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Blogging in Week 3: Looking at SAMR and TPACK EDCI 571 September 24th, 2019 These readings were helpful and allowed me to have some good reflections when it comes to evaluating two new models that can support the development and evaluation of using new technologies in my everyday teaching. The readings lent themselves well to

  • The Big Picture: Models for Including Technology in the Classroom
    by Trevor Hood on September 25, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Using technology in the classroom is what many teachers have incorporated as part of their craft. With the ever changing landscape of software tools and applications, it creates an exciting atmosphere of the possibilities that one can accomplish in the classroom. Incorporating technology has always brought me back to the thoughts of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and

  • Drip, Drip, Drop…..Models for Technology Integration (TPACK and SAMR)
    by lhuston on September 24, 2019 at 6:53 am

    My last post discussed best practices for teaching in the 21st century with a focus on the necessity of including technology. It seems natural that this would be followed with a now what?  And, yes that is exactly what this post hopes to accomplish. Now what? Integrating technology is not easy. In fact, it can Read more about Drip, Drip, Drop…..Models for Technology Integration (TPACK and SAMR)

  • Over-Empty/Under-Stuffed
    by theprairieteacher on September 24, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Well, I finished this week’s readings.  Fu & Hwang provide the reader with exactly what was advertised – an exhaustive...

  • Battle of the Education Technology Models
    by joshea on September 24, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Koehler & Mishra’s Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge model (better know as TPACK) presents a method for teachers to develop technology into their teaching practice while trying to maintain a balance of its primary elements: technology, pedagogy, content, and knowledge. By understanding TPACK’s main principals a teacher will be better able to understand the different types

  • TPACK vs. SAMR: My Choice of Integration – EDCI 571 Assignment 1C Sept. 23
    by deirdreh on September 23, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash Introduction: Reading about the Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK) model, and the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model, both as frameworks for incorporating technology into the classroom, gave me cause to pause and reflect on my teaching practices. I thought about how I am implementing technology to enhance students’ learning … Continue reading "TPACK vs. SAMR: My Choice of Integration – EDCI 571 Assignment 1C Sept. 23"

  • TPAC and Technological Integration – Assignment 1C, EDCI-571
    by garysoles on September 23, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    “Effective teaching depends on flexible access to rich, will-organized and integrated knowledge from different domains” – Matthew J. Koehler and Punya Mishra   The Substitution Augmentation Modification and Redefinition Model (SAMR) as well as the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Model... Continue Reading →

  • Assignment #1C 571- 2 Models and 1 Vision
    by andrewvogelsang on September 23, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash Technology is key in the modern classroom, that much is clear. The ability to engage more learners in a more diverse way is fundamental in the classroom today. There are many theories out there, as to how technology could be used in the classroom, and the efficacy of these theories are up … Continue reading "Assignment #1C 571- 2 Models and 1 Vision"

  • TPACK & SAMR, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Technology
    by Rene Schwarz on September 23, 2019 at 5:46 am

                                                                                                                 

  • Protected: Framing the use of Technology in the Classroom
    by mrsrlogo on September 23, 2019 at 2:59 am

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  • Week 3: TPACK, SAMR and Transformational Learning
    by hdyck on September 22, 2019 at 2:22 am

    It’s been an exciting week for me with respect to my academic and professional journey. My focus for my master’s project has shifted, I have been inspired in my practice to re-evaluate my pedagogy with renewed intention of meeting my learners’ needs, and I have considered two new models that can significantly contribute to the

  • Mind The Gap
    by theprairieteacher on September 21, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    In my readings for this week, I was tasked with learning about the TPACK and SAMR models for incorporating technology...

  • Clark vs. Kozma – Media and Learning
    by msemilymiller on September 18, 2019 at 4:03 am

    The Clark versus Kozma debate on the connection between media and learning has been going on for decades.  It all started in 1983 when Clark stated that media “are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence students achievement any more than the truck that delivers our groceries causing changes in nutrition” (Clark, 1983,

  • 100% Team Clark: Media will never directly influence learning
    by Nicole Crozier on September 18, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Trying to tell a group of educators who are studying educational technology that media does not influence learning is almost guaranteed to bring out the pitchforks. If media has no influence, then what is the point of our entire degree?... The post 100% Team Clark: Media will never directly influence learning appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Clark/ Kozma Debate
    by mackenzie37 on September 18, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Blog # 2 September 17th, 2019 EDCI 571 Discussion around the Clark/ Kozma Debate This was a challenging read, and what was even harder was reading the position Clark took on the media having little or no influence on education and learning. It didn’t speak to the fact that technology is evolving, or that education

  • 1994: The World Wide Web Was Born
    by hayleyteaches on September 18, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Before reading the articles on the Clark-Kozma media debate, I expected Clark to completely swear of technology, and for Kozma to embrace using technology entirely. I predicted that Clark would support no technology in the classroom whatsoever, and only use paper, pencils, and direct instruction in education and learning. Kozma, on the other hand, I

  • Media Influences Learning
    by Trevor Hood on September 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

      “media – treated as singular or plural The main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) regarded collectively.” defined by Lexico Personal Experiences with Media and Learning Seventeen years ago my daughter was born in South Korea. She grew there up to the age of five with both parents being non-native speakers

  • LETS DEBATE: Does anyone know if media influences learning?
    by rjsmith on September 17, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Clark would argue that media has no influence on learning and will never have an impact on learning. Technology is merely a vehicle to deliver information to students. His primary argument is that media in education can be replaced, as it is chosen based on cost and effectiveness. Clark (1994) states that “any necessary teaching

  • Clark, Kozma, and Kindergarten
    by twestwood on September 17, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    The Clark-Kozma debate is more than 20 years old.  Why are we still talking about it?  Clark seemed to be steering educators away from the use of media largely because it’s so expensive.  This is a genuine concern; money for public education is tight.  I think back in 1983, he had some valid points.  Why

  • The Relationship of Educational Instruction and Technology
    by joshea on September 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Clark and Kozma’s great media debate raises the question, does the medium in which instruction is given effect the learning of students or is it instructional method that dictates a lessons success? It’s an intriguing question that I believe both Clark and Kozma make good points to back up their respective arguments. These arguments were

  • Media DOES Benefit Student Learning – EDCI 571 Assignment 1B Sept. 16
    by deirdreh on September 16, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      Photo by  Tim Mossholder  on Unsplash   Introduction: After reading this week’s articles, I chuckled to myself, remembering back to the moment when I was struggling with my UVic email account, needed for our summer courses.  I called the UVic Help Desk, where I was informed that if I was a returning student, I could … Continue reading "Media DOES Benefit Student Learning – EDCI 571 Assignment 1B Sept. 16"

  • EDCI 571 Assignment #1B- Is it Really a Debate?
    by andrewvogelsang on September 16, 2019 at 11:44 pm

      Photo by Wei-Cheng Wu on Unsplash Remember when the earth was flat? Remember when the sun rotated around the earth? Remember when we used cocaine to treat psychological issues? The idea that new media, or media in general, has NO effect on learning is ridiculous. If the argument was, to what degree media aids in education? I … Continue reading "EDCI 571 Assignment #1B- Is it Really a Debate?"

  • Does Media Influence Learning or is it Part of Modern Learning – Assignment 1B, EDCI-571
    by garysoles on September 16, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Prior to my birth, Richard E. Clark wrote a (now very outdated) paper on how media does not, will not, and can not, influence learning. Central to his argument is that, it matters not how a student learns something as... Continue Reading →

  • Unearthing an archaic battle: Clark vs. Kozma
    by Joanna Lake on September 16, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    This week, we were tasked to read about the great media debate between researchers Clark and Kozma. I will break down this post into two sections that highlight my connections and reflections while digesting  Clark’s viewpoint, Kozma’s argument,  and the relevance of this debate in 2019. Clark vs. Kozma Clark posits that “no learning benefits

  • The “Great” Debate
    by theprairieteacher on September 16, 2019 at 4:48 am

    After all the reading, thinking and evaluating of my own situation and pedagogical leanings regarding the Clark/Kozma debate, what I...

  • Reading Educational Research or Educational Values in Reading Research
    by Rene Schwarz on September 16, 2019 at 4:45 am

    These days, gamefication makes me feel cynical. Educational technology has some principles rooted with integrity, especially when educators are the designers of the media to be used with intention by learners. How many “educational” games are developed now where teachers who actively teach have the final say? Teachers now are too busy, having been given

  • Where is Team Clark?
    by jca on September 15, 2019 at 2:39 am

    It should be clear that I side with Clark in the discussion about effects of media on learning; which feels awkward as I teach blended and online classes. This means I rely heavily on use of media such as videos, animations, and educational websites to deliver content to students while they are outside the classroom.

  • Protected: How does the Clark-Kozma media debate relate to teaching in 2019
    by mrsrlogo on September 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm

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  • Get with the Program
    by hdyck on September 14, 2019 at 12:26 am

    “The Future of Learning (Gerd Leonhard aka FuturistGerd)” by gleonhard is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0  The great media debate between Clark and Kozma has become obsolete when one considers the modern role of technology in learning. Clark’s argument that media does not influence learning states that it is the method and not the media that provides similar learning

  • EdTech Trends – from MSN Messenger to VR
    by msemilymiller on September 11, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Photo from: https://www.nsnews.com/news/virtual-reality-brings-the-world-to-west-vancouver-students-video-1.23298859   Introduction Our generation has seen a large shift in technology over our lifetime. Growing up, personal computers were just coming out. Our home computer was in an open space and it was not used much. As I transitioned into school, we would have weekly visits to the computer lab for typing

  • 34 EdTech Trends Is Way Too Many
    by Nicole Crozier on September 11, 2019 at 6:44 am

    When I think about trends, my brain often immediately leaps to fashion. What styles are people wearing this season? What’s being sold in stores? What are you seeing on the runway? These trends are often obvious; you’re not just reading... The post 34 EdTech Trends Is Way Too Many appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • FutureED
    by Joanna Lake on September 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

    FutureED What an exhausting and exhilarating week! This year, I moved schools and started school, and by Friday I felt this: But I was also excited at the opportunity to explore new learning with a diverse group of students. As I began the readings, I noticed that most of the articles identified similar technology as

  • Student Engagement & Technology
    by mackenzie37 on September 11, 2019 at 4:11 am

    EDCI 571 Assignment 1A September 10th, 2019 “Technology will not replace great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational.” -George Couros Well it’s been quite the start to the school year already. Excited to embark on a new school year teaching grade 3 & 4, I prepared myself over the

  • Technology in Education: Blog post #1 ( EDCI 570/571)
    by lhuston on September 11, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Technology in Education Schooling has changed in many ways from the days when I attended school. I recall sitting in my desk, an island in a classroom of islands, paper and pencil in front of me, half-listening to the teacher, while trying to sneak in a few more pages of Read more about Technology in Education: Blog post #1 ( EDCI 570/571)

  • The Slow Crawl
    by twestwood on September 11, 2019 at 3:39 am

    As I made my way through the readings this week, I detected a theme in my thinking; “Not in my school.”  I believe our district would like us to pick up the torch for educational technology but there has been a lack of specific training so our progress has been slow, mostly driven by a

  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
    by rjsmith on September 11, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Imagine a world, where teachers have the time and resources required to create innovative and effective lessons. Every day students would feel inspired and engaged with class material and absolutely love being in class. Classes would be so amazing that people would buy tickets, just to learn. Then the alarm sounds, and reality sets in.

  • Technology: Approach With Caution
    by hayleyteaches on September 11, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Three Tech Trends That Tick the Right Box 1. SmartBoards – An Oldie, but a Goodie Most SmartBoards in schools can either be found in the janitorial closet, the basement, or covered in posters and sticky notes at the front of the classroom. These SmartBoards, or electronic interactive overheads and whiteboards, were installed or delivered

  • Trends in Technology Education
    by Trevor Hood on September 11, 2019 at 12:46 am

    “Technology and Society” by Michael Steele is licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0   Holland’s article on the Implications of Shifting Technology in Education, the author quoted Douglas Rushkoff on his view that the learner should be asking, “Am I learning? Am I becoming a smarter more innovative human being?” Douglas’ quote speaks volumes on how

  • Technology Companies Are Shifting Education into a Business Commodity
    by Rene Schwarz on September 10, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    What’s the Big Concern? The most frightening apparitions of the future of education may very well emanate from the technology industries that are themselves seeing a highly lucrative market that has been largely untapped. This view of education as a business is becoming more mainstream as technologies, and specifically web-based technologies, continue to proliferate into

  • Top 5 Trends in Educational Technology: A 21st Century Learning Perspective
    by hdyck on September 10, 2019 at 4:16 am

      “Manifesto Labs” by Alex Dils is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0  Technology has never been my passion. Connecting with my students, encouraging them to connect with each other, and motivating them to become creative and critical thinkers…these are my passions. When I review top trends in education technology they often appear to be driven by economics and consumerism,

  • Where’s my virtual pen & paper?
    by jca on September 10, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Thanks to our wonderful professor selecting such deliciously bite-sized nuggets of wisdom (truly, I appreciate the gentle start to course readings), I can effortlessly group the first. three. articles. under the banner of “Neat… and?” As coffee break reading material, it was mildly interesting to read how random writers are predicting future trends of technology

  • Trends in Ed-Tech Trends
    by theprairieteacher on September 10, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Let’s get a related, and simple point out of the way: the biggest trend involving technology in education is the...

  • Future Trends in Education Technology
    by joshea on September 10, 2019 at 12:17 am

    As a Technology Education teacher, keeping up with the latest trends in educational technology is extremely important.  It can be exciting to see what new programs, apps, and tech are being implemented in the classroom, but it can also be scary and overwhelming in the pace that new tech is being developed. I have found

  • Engaging Student Learning and Development With the Use of Technology – EDCI 571 Assignment 1A Sept. 9
    by deirdreh on September 9, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      “We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand,  because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick   Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash   Introduction Upon reading and reflecting, on the many technological devices and … Continue reading "Engaging Student Learning and Development With the Use of Technology – EDCI 571 Assignment 1A Sept. 9"

  • 571 Assignment 1A- Technology: Lessons for the Future
    by andrewvogelsang on September 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm

      Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash In Holland and Holland’s Article, they reference a quote from Willard stating, “To have mobile learning work well, power has to shift from instructors and managers to the learners themselves” (Pg. 19). As a technology teacher, my classroom is structured towards personal discovery by tapping into their passions for software and/or … Continue reading "571 Assignment 1A- Technology: Lessons for the Future"

  • Educational Technology and Engagement – Assignment 1A, EDCI-571
    by garysoles on September 9, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    “New technologies offer a great way to invigorate instruction, whether in traditional classrooms, online, or in blended learning environments” – Janet Holland & John Holland   During the summer of 2018, I partook in an educational field trip to the... Continue Reading →

  • Protected: What’s Trending for 2019?
    by mrsrlogo on September 7, 2019 at 5:18 pm

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  • Another Internet Technology-Use “Study” that is Fake!
    by Rene Schwarz on September 2, 2019 at 4:49 am

        A few years ago my partner joined an “experiment” called 99 Days of Freedom that had her quit Facebook for 99 days. It was passed on to her from a friend through Facebook much like Twitter tweets are redundantly retweeted to gain traction. This kind of sharing of links is in many ways

  • On the Harm of Standardized Testing
    by Rene Schwarz on August 21, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Saga Briggs article on the The Perils of Standardized Testing: 6 Ways it Harms Learning is a great argument for the emerging realization that our Canadian education system is desperately holding onto the traditions of standardized testing at a cost to the student who will eventually have to “rejig” her/his/their mindset to value social and

  • Fostering Less Fear and Greater Confidence
    by hayleyteaches on July 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    “The pedagogical challenge of Canadian education is not just reducing the distance between Eurocentric thinking and Aboriginal ways of knowing, but engaging decolonized minds and hearts.” – Battiste, M. (2002) Teaching in the 21st Century gives educators the opportunity to extend their teaching beyond their classroom and include the global community. Classrooms should be equipped

  • Tying It Up With a Bow
    by Nicole Crozier on July 27, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve spent a lot of time these past few days staring at the ceiling, at the wall, or at a blank page with a flashing cursor. Writing is always hard, but this particular post seems harder than most. Where am... The post Tying It Up With a Bow appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Where Did He Come From? Where Did He Go?
    by jca on July 27, 2019 at 6:59 am

      Is this a real study or Is this just fantasy? I’m caught in a landslide of readings, with no escape from reality. But it helped me open my eyes, and look up to the future and see. I’m just a poor science teacher, I need some sympathy. Because summer came and is about to

  • Where am I now? – Final Blog
    by msemilymiller on July 27, 2019 at 6:01 am

    As I began these courses at the beginning of July, I thought that transitioning into this program would be easy. I have only been out of the post-secondary world for five years and felt like my classroom experience, leadership exemplars, and ability to hoop jump would guarantee smooth sailing throughout the program. I was incorrect.

  • Final Blog: Digital Citizenship and the 4 R’s
    by Trevor Hood on July 27, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Digital Citizenship Being a student at UVic has given me access to the resources of academia on journals, articles, books, and research projects of students past. It provides an avenue towards self study in navigating, reading, and inquiring on useful pieces of literature. Attending professional development workshops, meeting vendors, speaking to colleagues, participating in book

  • withdrawal (or shell shock)
    by dalesaki on July 27, 2019 at 3:37 am

    I finished my final blog post, and all I could think of was, “Have I done everything? I think I might have forgotten to do something. Was I supposed to include a reference list on that final blog post? Better check the course outline, AGAIN (for the twentieth time). I’d better go back through my

  • Final Blog Post
    by mackenzie37 on July 27, 2019 at 1:45 am

    The reflective approach EDCI 515 and EDCI 568 has taken throughout this summer term, has encouraged me to synthesize and mesh together concepts and methodologies from the articles, guest speakers and have allowed me to think more critically about their connectedness. Inevitably it has been encouraging to reflect on how we view the relationships we

  • Piecing Knowledge Together: The Completed Puzzle on EDCI-515 & EDCI-568 – FINAL BLOG REFLECTION
    by deirdreh on July 26, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Photo by Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash Introduction When I consider a puzzle, each piece’s edge enables a connection.  Some pieces may not physically fit together, because of their proximity. However, the completed puzzle represents interconnections, as each piece assists in creating the complete picture.  As I reflect on EDCI 515 and 568, the areas I connected with, as … Continue reading "Piecing Knowledge Together: The Completed Puzzle on EDCI-515 & EDCI-568 – FINAL BLOG REFLECTION"

  • Final Blog Post…well not FINAL Final, but for the summer.
    by dalesaki on July 26, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Reflections on EDCI 515 and EDCI 568: A Culinary Analogy An illustration of how the last three weeks have gone may be seen in reference to food. That is, for twelve class sessions we as students have been treated to two complete meals (with appetizer, main course, and dessert) each day. Each of the EDCI

  • Learning is Messy: Final Thoughts for 515 and 568
    by hdyck on July 26, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    “who has the time.” by GYLo is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0  You know when you are organizing your home or garage and things usually get messier before they get better? I am in the messy stage of developing my research project question. I knew when I started my master’s degree that my goal was to inform and enrich

  • Open Access and Proper Learning For All! – Final Blog EDU 515 & 568
    by garysoles on July 26, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    “Alarmed” by Foomandoonian is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  Introduction “It is a fundamental human right to have open access to literature” – John Willinsky – Where would we be if we did not have access to the research, and literature responsible for advancing... Continue Reading →

  • The Hike
    by twestwood on July 26, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Yesterday, I was asked to find an image that captures where I am in exploring and understanding my research. The image that came to mind was hiking up a steep hill. This came to me for several reasons. If you have ever met me in person, you know that I have an issue with breathing.

  • Concepts and Reflections: The Journey Begins
    by andrewvogelsang on July 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

      Photo by Nghia Le on Unsplash What I have learned this semester is a huge question. To be honest, I, like most of my students, thought I would enter class and “do” the courses. I am not sure if that comes from a place of arrogance on my part, or if it was uncertainty. As the classes … Continue reading "Concepts and Reflections: The Journey Begins"

  • “Where Am I Now?” Final Blog Post
    by lhuston on July 26, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      The Introduction I recall a story I shared with my students, one you have probably heard before; of the blind men and the elephant. As the story goes, each man was touching one part of the animal and using what they felt to create an overall impression of the animal; this led to arguments. Read more about “Where Am I Now?” Final Blog Post

  • An Unexpected Journey: To Masters and Back Again
    by rjsmith on July 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Where I started In September I will be starting my third-year teaching at U-Connect Secondary School in Langley. This school is unique, as we offer both fully online and blended learning programs. U-Connect was my first full time teaching position and it was not what I was expecting. I thought online education was a form

  • Protected: My Students and I, We are Human
    by mrsrlogo on July 26, 2019 at 5:06 am

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  • Overcoming the Roadblocks to Technology Education, STEM, and the Trades
    by joshea on July 26, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Moving Beyond Cultural Barriers: Successful Strategies of Female Technology Education Teachers: Moving Beyond Cultural Barriers: Successful Strategies of Female Technology Education Teachers by Ray McCarthy and Joseph Berger sets out to assess why female technology education teachers pursued the career path they did and explore why there is such low female representation within the STEM

  • Putting Social Media and Research Methods into Practice (Final Blog)
    by joshea on July 26, 2019 at 2:54 am

    How Research Diaries Can be Used to Better Research and be Used Via Social Media/Online Blogs: I have written diaries on and off in my life and I always find value in them. They are a great way to record your thoughts in the moment and to reflect on what you have been doing/learning in

  • Ed Tech & Formative Assessment
    by mackenzie37 on July 26, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Think about how you check for understanding in your classroom. Often, when we look at formative assessment in the classroom, we can find it to be an onerous experience. Discovering what students know, while they are still in the process of learning concepts can be a challenge. As classroom teachers we need to determine our

  • Final Course Blog
    by theprairieteacher on July 25, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    On the second day of classes this summer, we discussed a paper from Graham & Roberts on open pedagogy and...

  • Ode to Robert Frost (Assignment 1b – Final Blog)
    by Rene Schwarz on July 25, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    The Broad View While Walking Upright Every one of us takes a road less travelled at some time in our lives. Some of us are comfortable just being on that road almost always and some of us haven’t explored it for some time. Some of us are not afraid to show that courage to step

  • My New Lens
    by lhuston on July 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels I chose this image because it connects to how I imagine my research in a number of ways. The first connection is fairly obvious, and that is the lens. To start with the lens illustrates my new understanding of research as I, like many of you, came from a Read more about My New Lens

  • The Unsettled Settler
    by hayleyteaches on July 25, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Introduction This post reflects on the article The Five R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of the First Nations Schools’ Principals Course and how the reading connects to our own personal and professional experiences. We then provide an overview of our proposed research question and broader topic, problems, and our purpose in choosing

  • How Can You Have Any Pudding If You Don’t Eat Your Meat? – Active Expressions of Belonging to Your School (568-Presentation/Blog)
    by Rene Schwarz on July 25, 2019 at 4:50 am

        The Issue of Belonging The feeling of belonging is very underrated in educational policy settings. In the BC New Curriculum (BC curriculum site) there is a healthy mention of “exploring our sense of identity and belonging” in the big ideas part of many subject areas ( See last entry of Big Ideas), but

  • A First Look at Digital Literacy in Kindergarten
    by twestwood on July 25, 2019 at 3:18 am

    How does one weave technology into Kindergarten learning? Certainly there are ways for the teacher to use technology in preparing lessons for students, sharing media with students, and reporting student learning to parents, but how do teachers put the technology into the hands of four and five year olds for the purpose of enhancing their

  • Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School
    by deirdreh on July 24, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash Introduction Teacher/student motivation and engagement is at the forefront of what we are trying to ameliorate at Fort St. James Secondary School. The new curriculum, as of 2016,  gives us the freedom to fully explore cross-curricular and inquiry methodologies in our school. Beyond that, our close-knit educational environment of 280 students and … Continue reading "Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School"

  • Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School
    by andrewvogelsang on July 24, 2019 at 11:58 pm

      Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash Introduction Teacher/student motivation and engagement is at the forefront of what we are trying to ameliorate at Fort St. James Secondary School. The new curriculum, as of 2016, gives us the freedom to fully explore cross curricular and inquiry methodologies in our school. Beyond that, our close-knit educational environment  of 280 … Continue reading "Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School"

  • Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School
    by garysoles on July 24, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash Introduction Teacher/student motivation and engagement is at the forefront of what we are trying to ameliorate at Fort St. James Secondary School. The new curriculum, as of 2016, gives us the freedom to fully explore cross curricular... Continue Reading →

  • Protected: Reflecting before advancing
    by Joanna Lake on July 24, 2019 at 8:26 pm

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  • Reflections on Technology, Inquiry-based Learning, and First Nations
    by Trevor Hood on July 24, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Introduction Living overseas in South Korea and in Bali, it brings me back to the excitement and exhilaration of learning about new cultures, ways of doing things, and the people I met. Being in an intercultural relationship and being part of stories half way across the world fills my spirit and reminds me to be

  • EDCI 515: Assignment #2 A Look at Hermeneutic Phenomenology
    by mackenzie37 on July 24, 2019 at 1:42 am

    EDCI 515: Assignment #2 A look at Hermeneutic Phenomenology   The author of, Phenomenology of Practice: Meaning-Giving Methods in Phenomenological Research and Writing, Max van Manen was born in 1942. This Dutch-born Canadian scholar specializes in phenomenological research methods and pedagogy. He was educated as a teacher specializing in teaching English as a Second Language

  • EDCI 568 – Assignment #2
    by msemilymiller on July 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Overview In 2013, educational researchers at the University of Southern Australia – Marj Fracis, Kathy Paige, and David Lloyd were interested in learning more about middle years’ students’ experiences in nature. Therefore, they decided to engage in a small scale case study. Marj was inspired by her own nature experiences in childhood and how that

  • Assignment #2: EDCI 568
    by rjsmith on July 23, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Overview of Barriers and facilitators to using digital technologies in the Cooperative Learning model in physical education by Bodsworth and Goodyear.               Bodsworth and Goodyear (2017) use the cooperative learning model to introduce technology in the physical education classroom in their article: Barriers and facilitators to using digital technologies in the Cooperative Learning model in

  • The Journey to a Research Question
    by Nicole Crozier on July 23, 2019 at 6:32 am

    When I signed up to help plan Dalhousie’s Orientation Week the summer after my first year of university in 2009, there was no part of me that thought orientation was about to become a career. When I created a summer... The post The Journey to a Research Question appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Suspended Belief
    by hayleyteaches on July 23, 2019 at 6:30 am

    The article by Van Manen examines the effects of phenomenological perspective on the interpretation and structure of our research questions and topics. Phenomenology aims to isolate the exact moment of an event or phenomenon, and interpret the meaning and significance regardless of its existence in the natural world or influence from other events in the

  • Ed Camps- Hooray!
    by mackenzie37 on July 23, 2019 at 5:25 am

    July 22nd, 2019 Today was a great first experience to Ed Camps. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to engage in discussions around Indigenous Education. Meeting and collaborating with colleagues with similar interests or areas of expertise made for meaningful conversation and a great opportunity to think more about what our Med projects may look like,

  • Conversations with Colin Madland
    by mackenzie37 on July 23, 2019 at 4:58 am

    July 16th Guest speaker, Colin Madland brought great conversation to our class last week, when he discussed indigenous education and educational technology. Engaging in our current understandings of what constitutes indigenous education, it was easy to see, with the emphasis of place-based learning and connecting to the land that there is a disconnect with online

  • The Research. My Story. Resources.
    by lhuston on July 23, 2019 at 4:09 am

    “ex-trees” by bookgrl is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The Research. In the study,  “Pervasive Learning and Technology Usage for Creativity Development in Education”,  Shubina and Kulakli (2019),  looked at pervasive learning, the benefits of creativity and the use of technology to foster and develop creativity in students by reviewing and analyzing relevant literature. Their Read more about The Research. My Story. Resources.

  • Collaboration is Key
    by hdyck on July 23, 2019 at 1:32 am

    “learning zone” by biblioteekje is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  I entered into my Masters program with the intent of enriching my pedagogical practices for the implementation of an Environmental Science 11 class in the spring of 2020.  This class will provide an opportunity for learners to participate in authentic inquiry based projects in collaboration with community mentors. I

  • EDU 515 Assignment 2: Hermeneutic Phenomenology
    by Trevor Hood on July 23, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Biography  Max van Manen was born in the Netherlands in 1942, and was educated as a teacher with a background in teaching English as a Second Language. He then came to Canada in 1967 and taught in the Edmonton public school system. By 1971 Max received his Med degree with follow through of completing his

  • Protected: Refining Our Focus
    by mrsrlogo on July 22, 2019 at 10:49 pm

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  • 515 Assignment#2- Phenomenology in Practice
    by andrewvogelsang on July 22, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash Max Van Manen, in his 2014 book, Phenomenology of Practice, states, “[phenomenology]….tries to grasp attentively the living sense of the experience before we have lifted it up into cognitive, conceptual, or theoretical determination or clarity.”(Pg. 27) What is being presented here is the idea of the depth of the experience that is … Continue reading "515 Assignment#2- Phenomenology in Practice"

  • Assignment 2: Unsettled Settler
    by Joanna Lake on July 22, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Introduction This post reflects on the article The Five R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of the First Nations Schools’ Principals Course and how the reading connects to our own personal and professional experiences. We then provide an overview of our proposed research question and broader topic, problems, and our purpose in choosing