• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Where am I now? A Final Reflection
    by heatherc on July 27, 2019 at 12:29 am

    This was a crazy month of learning, discovery, and making new friends. Throughout both classes, Val and Jennifer introduced us to researchers at the top of their fields – it was like having a front row seat to an academic red carpet, and then have the chance to go backstage and interview them all!  On

  • A Reflection on my Recursive Learning Journey
    by wanderon on July 26, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Reflection on my Recursive Learning Journey I just read my first blog in this course. By that I mean, I read the first blog I wrote for this course, intending to  reflect on my recursive journey of learning. Which, now that I think about it, might be the first blog I have ever read. This

  • My Quilted Understanding
    by heatherc on July 26, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    We were asked to choose a visual image that captures how we imagine our research and where we are in understanding and exploring of it.   The visual image I chose is of a quilt, and this beautiful quilt captures how I imagine where I am in several ways. Photo by Beret (Used with permission,

  • 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

  • Where am I now? 1b Blog Post
    by chowlett on July 26, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I would argue that this final blog post has particular requirements that I will not be able to meet. Specifically, this post should communicate my thinking in a clear, succinct, focused, and organized fashion. However, I was permitted to name... Continue Reading →

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • Dreaming Of Weaving (Assignment #1B)
    by seansjourney on July 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      The experience of going through EDCI 515 and 568 was one of intense devouring of information and applying it into our own personal practices. It has been quite a while since I have had to read this amount of... Continue Reading →

  • I Know Where I’m Going???
    by ctrades on July 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Jamie Saw on Unsplash If you consider working remotely for the first time when starting an intensive 23-day study program, may I caution you to reconsider? The choice was thrust on me due to computer failure, and even though I am comfortable working without a paper backup, not having access to my regular filing system as well

  • Protected: Reflecting before advancing
    by Joanna Lake on July 24, 2019 at 8:26 pm

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  • Notes from Weller, Wallinsky and the importance of the Open Network
    by heatherc on July 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Martin Weller Martin Weller is a professor of educational technology at Open University. In 2011, he published The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice. In it, he looked at the higher education model how digital scholarship could change what scholars do. Weller used Boyer’s model to frame his thinking about the higher education

  • EDCI 568 Assignment #2
    by seansjourney on July 24, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    The article I have chosen is, Parental involvement on student academic achievement: A meta-analysis (Castro et al., 2015) (“Parental involvement”). This article is a quantitative analysis investigating how parent involvement and academic achievement are linked. It examines the data from... Continue Reading →

  • 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

  • Rich McCue’s Data Resources
    by heatherc on July 23, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      Data Visualization and Mapping – includes: Presenter Slidedeck -: https://goo.gl/34dXZD  Google Sheets Bar, Pie & Bubble Charts: http://bit.ly/2JlnNG0 Google Sheets Geo-charts, Gauges, Candlestick, & Radar charts: TBA Google Sheets Pivot Table: TBA Mapping Data with Google Sheets & Google My Maps: http://bit.ly/2LaMOYT  Wordle Word Cloud: https://goo.gl/LYGUqD  Voyant Word Cloud: http://bit.ly/2F6hyrV  StoryMap JS Narrative Map:

  • 515 Presentation and Critical Reading of One Course Reading
    by dalesaki on July 23, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Max van Manen and Phenomenology Biography Born in the Netherlands in 1942, Max van Manen received his teaching qualifications before emigrating to Canada and to Edmonton, Alberta in 1967, at 25 years of age. He taught in the Edmonton Public School system and continued with post-graduate study, receiving his MEd in 1971, and PhD in

  • 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

  • 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

  • Phenomenology and Mindfulness
    by heatherc on July 23, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Viewing a Mindfulness Article Through the Lens of van Manen’s Phenomenological Research Method This report outlines Max van Manen’s research on phenomenology and his use of phenomenology as a research method. To test the reliability of his phenomenological research method, I introduce a quantitative research article about using a mindfulness program in the classroom and

  • 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

  • 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"

  • Phenomenology and Appreciative Inquiry
    by wanderon on July 22, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Edmund Husserl described phenomenology as the rigorous science of all conceivable transcendental phenomena. All knowledge should be based on absolutely certain insights. But the rigor of the method of phenomenology is interpreted philosophically rather than in terms of any elaborate, objective procedures of the physical and natural sciences. Only philosophy can so completely and intentionally

  • It’s Only A Matter of Time…
    by hayleyteaches on July 22, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Kitchen Stories is about a research project studying men in the kitchen, which becomes interwoven with layers beyond research involving relationships, wider communities, human interactions, cultural backgrounds, and teaching. This movie examines the complexity of human interactions, and demonstrates how conversations are necessary between the researcher and researched in order to fully comprehend what is

  • Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen
    by seansjourney on July 22, 2019 at 4:37 am

        Kitchen Stories     https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/kitchen_stories   We had many discussions about the movie (Kitchen Stories) and the lens it brings to research. It connects to many research methods that we have looked at and the role researchers play... Continue Reading →

  • It’s Time to Get Off the Pedestal
    by Nicole Crozier on July 22, 2019 at 4:37 am

    When you watch a movie about a research study, there can be a lot of research-related takeaways. That was the case with Kitchen Stories, a Norwegian film we watched in our research methods class this week. The film tells the... The post It’s Time to Get Off the Pedestal appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Experiences in the Kitchen – EDU 515 Blog 3
    by garysoles on July 22, 2019 at 1:57 am

    The correlation between the researcher, researched, and research is profound. Nothing exemplifies this relationship more than Kitchen Stories, a film by Bent Hamer and Jörgen Bergmark. Through the use of humor, this quasi-documentary demonstrates the futility of objectively utilizing direct... Continue Reading →

  • What Could (Not Should) This Masters Mean To Me?
    by wanderon on July 21, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    What Could (Not Should) This Masters Mean To Me? I have stopped trying to separate the learning from EDCI 515 and EDCI 568. The learning is so deep and the conversations with guests,  colleagues and new friends so engaging that my own cognitive load is overwhelmed by trying to keep it all separated.  So from

  • 515 Week 3 Shorter, but full of yummy bits!
    by dalesaki on July 21, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Intended to limit this to one focal point, but just had an epiphany (Saturday morning as I ate my cereal) so it is maybe one and a half points. Film – Kitchen Stories – The first consideration to acknowledge is the obvious: this is a movie. It is a construct with actors playing roles, not a

  • Thoughts about “Kitchen Stories”
    by heatherc on July 20, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Jennifer posed two questions when we reflected in small groups about the film, “Kitchen Stories:”  Think about what this film starts to pull at in terms of how you think about research and the research that you read and base your practice on. What does it pull up for you and remind you of your

  • Tell me a Story. 515 1a. week #3
    by lhuston on July 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    “Wilmi en haar Wolfman” by Arnelle Woker is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Tell Me A Story. “Left hand driving is much safer than right hand. That’s scientifically proven” This excerpt from “Kitchen Stories”, written and produced by Bent Hamer and Jorgen Bergmak, and directed by Bent Hamer shares a tale of a research project Read more about Tell me a Story. 515 1a. week #3

  • 515 Week 3 Post- Research as Practice.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash As a teacher, I am a researcher. I research myself, and my methods, as well as the learners, and their output, in my room (not for public consumption but my own edification). Wow, that sounded clinical; and it is. Reflection is merely the vehicle that allows for understanding and improvement. I would … Continue reading "515 Week 3 Post- Research as Practice."

  • A Conversation with Jeff Hopkins
    by heatherc on July 20, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Jeff Hopkins is the founder of PSII – the Pacific School of Innovation & Inquiry. PSII is a school that focuses on personalized learning in a model that paves a new path to what education could look like for all schools.   The learning that happens is all multidisciplinary. Each student is focused on what

  • The White Settler Teacher: Perspectives of Decolonizing Education
    by Trevor Hood on July 20, 2019 at 6:22 am

    I am a white male teacher, mid 40’s, have a partner in marriage, 2 children, a home owner, and on occasion go on a holiday. Hard work, support from friends, family, teachers, and peers allowed me to reach my goals through the structure of the Canadian educational school system.  However, the school system itself is

  • Storytelling in Science
    by hdyck on July 20, 2019 at 12:45 am

    “Storytelling – The One Eyed Evil” by London Permaculture is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0    Earlier this week we read two very different papers on decolonization written by Dr. Shauneen Pete, and had the privilege of meeting Dr. Pete in our EDCI 515 class. The first reading, Idle No More, left me frustrated and agitated. I wondered if

  • Thought Troubles
    by chowlett on July 20, 2019 at 12:36 am

    I was planning on writing my weekly post on the film “Kitchen Stories’, a wonderful film demonstrating the both the humanizing and de-humanizing effects of research. However, as I began to write that post, my critical voice was quite insistent... Continue Reading →

  • A Settler Trying to Honor Indigenous Knowledge Systems
    by rjsmith on July 19, 2019 at 11:10 pm

                  This week I read a few articles that discussed Indigenous Knowledge Systems and how to Indigenize Education. Including: Idle No More​, Meschachakanis, A Coyote Narrative: Decolonising Higher Education​, The Digital Revolution and the Unrecognized Linguistic Colonization​, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Science and Technology Education.                These readings left me frustrated and encouraged at

  • Where’s my Knowledge at?
    by jca on July 19, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    I used the film, “Kitchen Stories” as an assessment of my understanding with research methodologies to date; focusing on Researched & Research. Also, this might be a fun way to teach/assess units in Sciences; point out related concepts or in films / movies (connections to abstract ideas). Regarding Researched: The film did not mention why

  • Decolonization of Curriculum Methods – EDCI 515 Blog Assignment 1 Week 3
    by deirdreh on July 19, 2019 at 9:11 pm

     Photo by Vanessa Bucceri on Unsplash Decolonization can be described as the process of “restoring Indigenous world views…culture and traditional ways… [and] replacing Western interpretations of history with Indigenous perspectives of history.”(“Indigenous Corporate Training Inc,” n.d.) As an educator, I believe it is necessary to start integrating decolonization practices into curriculum, thus educating students on the violence, … Continue reading "Decolonization of Curriculum Methods – EDCI 515 Blog Assignment 1 Week 3"

  • On Stories
    by Joanna Lake on July 19, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    “Stories are all there is.” -Shauneen Pete. She’s right. Now, dear reader, curl up and settle in as we begin our journey of how stories shape us as researchers, our research, the researched, and the readers of our research. Part 1: The Researcher Narrator: Enter the researcher, endlessly on her quest for knowledge, and perhaps

  • A Settler’s Work Has Just Begun
    by twestwood on July 19, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    This has been an eye-opening week. Before this week, I believed that Indigenous Education was about weaving the previously absent indigenous content into my curriculum. Each year, I teach my students a few SENĆOŦEN words, I read the occasional Indigenous story book, we participate in Orange Shirt Day, our class goes to the “Multicultural Room”

  • First Peoples Principles of Learning
    by mackenzie37 on July 19, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    To look at the First Peoples Principles of Learning click on the link below. http://www.fnesc.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PUB-LFP-POSTER-Principles-of-Learning-First-Peoples-poster-11×17.pdf Some thoughts on extending the principles to make the curriculum more accessible and more meaningful for all learners means that we should also consider the following: Making explicit connections to social aspects of learning Developing relationships Look at local contexts

  • Reflections from guest speaker Shauneen Pete
    by mackenzie37 on July 19, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    July 16th– Thoughts on the discussion with guest speaker Shauneen Pete A lot of great questions arose in our discussion with guest speaker Shauneen Pete this week, many that need further thought and consideration. Think about whether we are making race-based decisions in our everyday practice? I think that we try sometimes to be so

  • Thoughts from Kitchen Stories-July 17th
    by mackenzie37 on July 19, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    The movie Kitchen Stories and discussions around it were thought provoking and makes me think about the evolution of research methods and the sensitivity and ethics required to conduct a study. The movie, which is based on real life social experiments conducted in Sweden during the 1950’s follows a research institute which sets out to

  • Protected: Assessment Method or Research Method?
    by mrsrlogo on July 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm

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  • Indigenous Education
    by joshea on July 19, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Idle No More by S. Pete  (2017). (*Chapter 3) Meschachakanis, A Coyote Narrative: Decolonising Higher Education by S. Pete (2018) (*Chapter 10) When reading Idle No More and Meschachakanis, A Coyote Narrative: Decolonizing Higher Education by Shauneen Pete, I was teleported back to my teacher education program. Pete, an indigenous resource coordinator and professor, tells

  • Kitchen Stories
    by msemilymiller on July 19, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Director Bent Hamer’s movie ‘Kitchen Stories’ is based on a real-life social experiment conducted in Sweden during the 1950’s. Post World War II, a research institute is looking to modernize the home kitchen by observing a handful of rural Norwegian bachelors. See a quick trailer below. As we were watching this movie, our professor prompted

  • Research Diaries- Professional Applications July 3-5/19
    by mackenzie37 on July 18, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Research Diaries- My Professional Applications We reflect on our everyday practices all the time, thinking about what is working, what isn’t and where we should go next. This “trial and error” allows us to try out and employ a variety of methods in our classrooms, while enabling us to grow as professionals through the reflective

  • Unsettling the Settler
    by msemilymiller on July 18, 2019 at 4:47 am

    In one of our classes this week, we had the opportunity to hear Shauneen Pete speak. As my classmate Heather mentioned in her blog post, Shauneen didn’t come with any PowerPoint or slides to speak to. She shared with us a story – her story. As she mentioned at the beginning of our session, sharing

  • Back in MY day…
    by chowlett on July 18, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Sorry. The title is ignorant. But, it sure sums up my feelings after a recent read. Also, I’ll mention that my blog is not limited to one single purpose. Sometimes, it is just a diary; I did not consider my... Continue Reading →

  • The building blocks
    by seansjourney on July 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Reading the article, Action Research in Education Getting to Grips with Perspectives and Models, highlighted many previous questions I raised in my previous blog post. In my prior post, I was contemplating how the practical side of teaching could be... Continue Reading →

  • All there is, is stories
    by heatherc on July 17, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Shauneen Pete didn’t come to our class with a presentation, or slides. She came to our class to tell a story. Because stories is all there is. And the story she told was a complicated one – a woven mesh of many stories, some short and some long, about schools and education and the indigenous

  • Five Rs – Relationships, Respect, Reciprocity, Responsibility and Relevance
    by ctrades on July 17, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Lovely meeting up with Emily to attend class virtuously virtually today. Thanks to my daughter for letting us crash her couch. Our conversations (and cat interruptions) along with today’s readings and presenters uncovered personal revelations and generated questions. Relationships and Respect What type of teacher would I have been if I hadn’t started my teaching

  • Research Methods 515: Assignment#2
    by lhuston on July 16, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Description of Action Research, A Qualitative study and An Examination of both with Respect to the Researcher, the Research, the Researched and the Reader. “Shenandoah River State Park”by vastateparksstaff is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both …” (R, Frost , Foundation, 2019) Read more about Research Methods 515: Assignment#2

  • Action Research
    by ctrades on July 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

    “Do I Need to Cite This?”by tengrrl is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Researcher The reading for discussion was by Mary McAteer, who earned her Doctor of Philosophy in 2000 after completing her Bachelor of Education in 1979 and her Masters of Science in Educational Management in 1993. Between earning her Bachelor’s degree and her

  • Decolonization
    by hdyck on July 16, 2019 at 4:47 am

    The last few days have been quite a ride.  The three assigned readings; Idle No More by S. Pete  (2017). (Chapter 3) Meschachakanis, A Coyote Narrative: Decolonising Higher Education by S. Pete (2018) (*Chapter 10), and  The Five R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of the First Nations Schools’ Principals Course by Tessaro,

  • EDCI 515 – Assignment #2
    by msemilymiller on July 16, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Introduction As Mary McAtee states, “before starting any piece of research, it is important to identify clearly just what the purpose of that research is. It is only when this is done, that decisions about an appropriate methodological approach can be made” (McAteer, 2013). The researcher’s choice of research methodologies could have a large impact

  • “Teach me how to Teach, please” is not a spontaneous thought
    by chowlett on July 16, 2019 at 2:15 am

    After reading Idle No More: Radical Indigeneity in Teacher Education by Shauneen Pete, I have mixed thoughts. I am a white, privileged, middle-class male and I am trying to remain mindful of the fact that my reaction to her writing... Continue Reading →

  • Dr. Alexandra D’Arcy and the Research Ethics Board
    by heatherc on July 16, 2019 at 12:58 am

    This morning, we had Dr. Alexandra D’Arcy, former chair of the UVic Human Research Ethics Board. She came to talk to us about the role of the research ethics board and how it affects us as researchers. Listening to Dr. D’Arcy talk about policies and hypothetical situations made me think about the important role they

  • Protected: Switching the Methodology Lens
    by mrsrlogo on July 15, 2019 at 11:55 pm

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  • Action research: a critical reading
    by Joanna Lake on July 15, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Action research: a critical reading Introduction: The following paper gives a brief overview of  two articles, and examines how the research process of the first article, if applied to the second study, could have impacted “the researcher, the research, the researched, and the reader of the research” (Thom, 2019). Author profile: Mary McAteer is currently

  • Edu 515 Assignment 2 – Action Research, Augmented Reality, and Carpentry
    by garysoles on July 15, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Introduction The relationship between research and practice is exemplified when the act of conducting reflective research directly alters and influences one’s own practice. It is not enough to simply teach, but to reflect upon and improve the lessons that are... Continue Reading →

  • An Examination of Action Research (Assignment 2)
    by chowlett on July 15, 2019 at 6:06 am

    An Examination of Action Research Part 1: Background In this post, I am examining the second chapter in a book titled Action Research in Education, written by Mary McAteer. The chapter is titled Getting to Grips with Perspectives. McAteer is... Continue Reading →

  • Questions about literature reviews
    by chowlett on July 15, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Perhaps I am naive, but I am looking forward to writing a literature review. My current area of interest is examining the domains of intelligence learners develop when making. Specifically, the process of electronic three dimensional design and construction woven... Continue Reading →

  • First and Foremost
    by seansjourney on July 15, 2019 at 1:42 am

    First time looking at literature reviews (Boote & Beile, 2005)   One of the main concepts that I pulled from the article is that article reviews should not be put on the back burner and should not be an afterthought.... Continue Reading →

  • Literature Review – What’s the purpose?
    by msemilymiller on July 14, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Literature Review Overview In our EDCI 515 course this week, we were given the task to read ‘Scholars Before Researchers’ by Boote and Beile to learn more about literature reviews. Literature reviews are commonly written at the beginning of research articles as a way to share collated information on a specific topic. According to the

  • Knowledge is Power: “Scientia Est Potentia (1A:Week 2)
    by lhuston on July 14, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Reflection on the use of social media, video, animation, research methods and literature reviews through a discussion and analysis of, “Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments”. Veletsianos, G., Kimmons, R., Larsen, R., Dousay, T. A., & Lowenthal, P. R. Read more about Knowledge is Power: “Scientia Est Potentia (1A:Week 2)

  • 515 Week 2 – Warning! I wrote a lot… 🙂
    by dalesaki on July 14, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Monday, July 8 Reading – Lewin’s chapter on quantitative data. Guest – Matt from the library. Reading – I rewrote the reading in a Word document so that it looked more like notes. Did a lot of indenting to create subcategories! Of course the article is given at this point to inform all of our

  • Lost in Translation
    by hayleyteaches on July 14, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    A large part of my teaching pedagogy involves incorporating First Nations views into my lesson plans, activities, and learning outcomes. When I was in my PDPP education program, we had an Indigenous Education course that included history, curriculum, and current practices of First Nations ways of knowing. Overall, it is a wholistic view that knowledge

  • Foundational Thinking: A Reflection on the Researcher
    by garysoles on July 14, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    When building a house there is nothing more important than planning. When the building starts there are thousands of pieces that must be taken into account, and meld together in perfect order; to achieve as close to a perfect construct... Continue Reading →

  • Where’s the Lit. Review?
    by jca on July 14, 2019 at 4:05 am

    This week, I decided to focus on reviewing literature reviews using Boote and Beile’s scoring rubric (pg.8) as a means to familiarize myself with what quality literature review should encompass. I chose George Veletsianos’ article simply because it clearly states the section for literature review. Coverage Justification of reviews: 1/4 No statements regarding the exclusion

  • A Quote For The Day – Message to Myself!
    by deirdreh on July 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I came upon the quote (below) the other day, and it made me stop and think about this Masters Program. It helped me to recognize that although I may not have a large or even medium sized toolbox full of technology knowledge and skills, that is OK.  This program is going to be a huge … Continue reading "A Quote For The Day – Message to Myself!"

  • Social Media Communication – An Combination Blog for EDCI 515 & EDCI 568 ASSIGNMENT 1 Week 2
    by deirdreh on July 13, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Social Media Communication Between Instructors and Students     Combination Blog For Assignment 1 Week 2:   Dr. J. Thom (EDCI 515) and Dr. V. Irvine (EDCI 568) -To Be Marked By:  Deirdre Houghton https://unsplash.com/photos/CNbRsQj8mHQ Communication is the exchange of information, beliefs, understanding and thoughts between one or more individuals; and it can be delivered in a … Continue reading "Social Media Communication – An Combination Blog for EDCI 515 & EDCI 568 ASSIGNMENT 1 Week 2"

  • Informal Blog Post: Take One
    by hdyck on July 13, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I woke up this morning really excited to dive into my goal of interacting on social media and building my PLN. In particular, I wanted to follow some blogs that have been introduced to us in class, and take some time wandering around Twitter to find people that will inspire me professionally.  This is my

  • Mixed Methods Research and Framework
    by heatherc on July 13, 2019 at 1:26 am

    The article on Mixed Methods research article was a challenging read for me. The small section of a video below from Research Methods helped clarify the information: https://methods.sagepub.com/reading-lists/mixed-methods/47937 The author of the mixed methods research article, Alicia O’Cathain, outlined a framework of criteria with which researchers could analyze their data.  “The framework developed within this

  • Thoughts on Literature Reviews
    by twestwood on July 13, 2019 at 1:08 am

    On reading, Scholars Before Researchers: On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation by David Boote and Penny Beile, I wonder what sort of “scholar” would simply review the research and summarize it as a book report and believe there is any point in that. I have to hope they are at

  • Research and the 4 R’s
    by mackenzie37 on July 12, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Looking at the role that technology plays into gathering research is enabling me to think of our blog in a different light. I have not had any experience with putting together a blog, however approaching it and looking at it as a tool to use to curate resources for future use is a great way

  • July 9th, G.V. Reflection
    by mackenzie37 on July 12, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    https://www.veletsianos.com/ Looking at ways to engage with and use data to steer educational technology can allow us to make a great deal of inferences about our students as well as ask meaningful questions to drive our practices. We ask these questions to inform and make teaching and learning better. The talk from George Veletsianos this

  • It’s Like Scrabble!
    by ctrades on July 12, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Gif created by ctrades. All photos used in gif taken by MarcoG2012 and licensed under CC BY 2.0 The pieces are coming together! The massive amounts of information from the readings, the presenters, and our instructors! Exciting! I have had a number of ‘AHA’ moments over the last three days, with over half involving waking

  • Posting with Intention
    by hdyck on July 12, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I’m very nervous about this post. I am a pretty private person when it comes to my personal life and growth, especially online, but this week I have been faced with some challenging questions. Why am I so quiet on social media?  Why do I resist putting myself out there? In order to reflect on

  • Meeting the Researcher
    by joshea on July 12, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    ‘Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments by G. Veletsianos, R. Kimmons, R. Larsen, T. A. Dousay & P. R. Lowenthal (2018) http://tinyurl.com/yyk5dnrw Women Scholars’ Experiences with Online Harassment and Abuse: Self-Protection, Resistance, Acceptance, and Self-Blame by G. Veletsianos, S.

  • Scholars Before Researchers: David N. Boothe
    by Trevor Hood on July 12, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Scholars Before Researchers Using the 4R’s, I decided to take an approach and focus on the researcher, and what may have been the motivation for writing such a concise article titled Scholars Before Researchers and how one should partake on creating a literature review, and how one can build a foundation moving forward with their

  • Protected: Methodological Influence on Research Outcomes
    by mrsrlogo on July 12, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • Examining a Quantitative Study Through the Lens of Mixed Methodology
    by twestwood on July 12, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    When the local news reports on a piece of research, it focuses chiefly on the result, but there are many processes behind that research result that will affect its value. One of these critical processes is the selection of an appropriate research methodology. The following is an examination of the research methodology behind, The effectiveness

  • Educational Literature Reviews: A New Paradigm
    by wanderon on July 12, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Scholars before Researchers: On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation, David N. Boote and Penny Beile (2005). “Few of us work within a subfield of education research that approaches “normal science” (T. S. Kuhn, 1970).”  This quote used in setting the thesis of this paper resonated with me for a few

  • Researching the Researcher
    by wanderon on July 12, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Women Scholars’ Experiences with Online Harassment and Abuse: Self-Protection, Resistance, Acceptance, and Self-Blame, G. Veletsianos, S. Houlden, J. Hodson, & C. Gosse (2018). To truly measure the value and validity of research it is necessary to understand the person, or people, behind the research and the context within which that research was developed and conducted.

  • Learning Something New, Again!
    by wanderon on July 12, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Understanding and Describing Quantitative Data (Chapter 25), C. Lewin (2011).  Apparently I cannot relearn the essentials of statistics and analysis often enough. Every time I reflect on the connection between reliability and validity or the difference between causality and correlation, I learn something new or at the very least remember something I had learned and

  • The Thorn in My Side aka. Research
    by rjsmith on July 12, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Humans are curious by nature; we love to learn. What impacts this desire to understand is the subject matter. However, one truth stays the same, research matters.  It is an important aspect of education, careers and day-to-day life. For example, a few years ago I decided I wanted to grow my own garlic. Having never

  • De-colonizing Research Methods
    by Joanna Lake on July 12, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Featured Image is of many of the missing and murdered Indigenous women. Photo Credit: KAIROS Canada I was keen on finding a quantitative research article pertaining to my field of study. My interest field is Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) (mis/under)representation in Canadian education and more specifically, the role of the settler educator in

  • TIE Grad 1.0
    by Trevor Hood on July 12, 2019 at 3:53 am

    Planning to use the wisdom of those past, and check out UVicSpace to search projects of the past and find literature reviews of interest.  

  • A Rubric for Literature Review
    by Trevor Hood on July 12, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Over the past ten days I have learned about literature reviews in general, examples of literature reviews, and how in my view it is anchoring piece that gives a foundation to a project. The article on Scholars Before Researchers cemented an outline and provided a set of tools for the researcher to assess other literature

  • Examining a Quantitative Study Through the Lens of Mixed Methods (An EDCI 515 Assignment)
    by Nicole Crozier on July 11, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Introduction The research methodology that a researcher chooses can have a large impact on the research question they are asking, and on all aspects of the study. In this blog post, I will take a chosen research paper that used... The post Examining a Quantitative Study Through the Lens of Mixed Methods (An EDCI 515 Assignment) appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Creating a Learning Network
    by Trevor Hood on July 11, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Great insight from both Christine Younghusband @ChristineYH https://christineyounghusband.com/ and Ian Landy @technolandy Lots of good ideas on how to blog, how to use your learning network, online chat forums, and how the professional education community has morphed into meeting in digital forums for personal growth and development. It is a flood of information, so looking

  • Peer Review
    by Trevor Hood on July 11, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Enjoyed the presentation today by one of our classmates on mixed methods research and applying it to an article on wiki learning. It highlighted the importance of proper peer review when putting human resources and financial resources into a study. If not, it doesn’t bring forward a contribution to impact our society and provide change.

  • Mixed Bag
    by ctrades on July 11, 2019 at 1:09 am

    While not exactly Mixed Methods, my thoughts today are like a shopping cart full of interesting things that need to get sorted out into the appropriate spaces in my head, my computer, and my to-do list!. Glad we got the Zotero up and running because I now need to use it to start on that

  • Quantitative vs Mixed Method Research: A Comparison of Two Studies (Assignment #2)
    by rjsmith on July 10, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    For the power point discussion comparing quantitative and mixed methods research, click here: RSmith – july 10th presentation               This is a comparison of the articles “Assessing the quality of mixed methods research: toward a comprehensive framework” written by Alicia O’Cathain (2015) and “Online self-paced high-school class size and student achievement” written by Chin-His Lin,

  • Research Methodologies: An Examination of Mixed Method Research Practices and Quantitative Research Practices – Assignment/Presentation EDCI 515
    by deirdreh on July 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Research Methodology Examination:  Exploring Mixed Methods vs. Quantitative Research Methods By:  Deirdre Houghton Astronaut, Neil Armstrong stated, “Research is creating new knowledge,” (“Neil Armstrong Quotes,” n.d.), and indeed, it does!  However, what is important about research is not only the knowledge gained from the results, but also the methodology that researchers use to gather their … Continue reading "Research Methodologies: An Examination of Mixed Method Research Practices and Quantitative Research Practices – Assignment/Presentation EDCI 515"

  • Applying Mixed Methodology and Its Effects on Research
    by joshea on July 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    History, Biography, Academic Profile: Alicia O’Cathain (BSc, MSc, MA, PHD) is a professor of health services research at the University of Sheffield where she works to develop and evaluate complex treatments for chronic conditions and lead projects in emergency and urgent care.  O’Cathain’s University of Sheffield’s web page describes here vast catalogue of research journals

  • Mixed emotions about methods
    by chowlett on July 10, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Over the course of my sociology degree, I figured…I knew that if I continued in the field, I would be a qualitative researcher. The idea that I might have to use quantitative methods seemed ridiculous. I was not in sociology for... Continue Reading →

  • Twitterpated?
    by garysoles on July 10, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    To be clear, I am anything but twitterpated about using twitter. I generally choose to work in isolation when given the option. Working alone yields time for me to contemplate and reflect on what I am doing, making, and/or teaching.... Continue Reading →

  • Where’s My Comparison? Assignment 2 – EDCI 515
    by jca on July 10, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Background Information about the Article Ever since the British Columbia (BC) modernized it’s K-12 curriculum and began implementing it in 2016, teachers have been re-visiting their pedagogies to shift from content-focused teaching to inquiry-based or problem-solving approaches. As a high school educator who teaches both blended- and distance-learning classes, I have been looking for models

  • History of Harassment
    by Trevor Hood on July 10, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Read Women Scholars’ Experiences with Online Harassment and Abuse: Self-Protection, Resistance, Acceptance, and Self-Blame and had the opportunity to listen in to George Veletsianos who was one of the contributors of the article. It reminded me of an episode titled, “Sisters of the Sun,” from the new Cosmos series hosted by Neil degrasse Tyson. It

  • Excelling!
    by ctrades on July 10, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Finally, something I know something about! Rich McCue was in today with an Excel workshop. I adore Excel! It is a great way to manipulate data. There are times of the year, like when making the timetable, that I am in it for hours a day. Not a week goes by that I don’t turn

  • Assessing the Reliability of Data Concerning Educational Blogging
    by hdyck on July 10, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Assessing the Quality of Mixed Methods Research: Toward a Comprehensive Framework (O’Cathain, 2010)  provides valuable insight and information on qualitative and quantitative research methods separately, in order to introduce and describe the leading framework for analyzing mixed method research.  The article closes with an invitation for researchers to apply the outlined model to their own

  • Text you later
    by seansjourney on July 9, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    In the breakout group today, we discussed the differences between our articles and the methods used to complete the research. I was in the group that varied in topics and it was very interesting. One article was about social emotional... Continue Reading →

  • Abuse Online Based on Gender
    by andrewvogelsang on July 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    In the reading that we did for today’s class, we looked at a few articles written by Dr. George Veletsianos and his colleagues. In the paper, Women scholars’ experiences with online harassment and abuse: Self-protection, resistance, acceptance, and self-blame, the idea about harassment due to gender and other aspects was addressed. Furthermore, in class today … Continue reading "Abuse Online Based on Gender"

  • Manipulating Data to Tell a Story – Excel/Google Sheets
    by msemilymiller on July 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Step-by-step guides from Rich McCue  from the UVic Digital Scholarship Library: Data Entry & Cleaning: http://bit.ly/2wk6ArD Introduction to Functions: http://bit.ly/2whmram Statistical Functions (H): http://bit.ly/2wimBi4 Charting (I-J): http://bit.ly/2wgVFiz Pivot Tables & Charts (K): http://bit.ly/2WayZQn

  • Time Management
    by ctrades on July 9, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    “Double Decker”by alexabboud is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Waiting for the bus and then the short ride is good thinking time. You might even meet another classmate on the bus! And that chat might get a stranger to comment on your conversation of not getting all your readings/prep done! And that stranger might even

  • Reflection on Research Methods in the Classroom – Extra Blog
    by deirdreh on July 9, 2019 at 5:12 am

    I’ve never taken a specific research methodology course before, that is until now.  Therefore, the readings on quantitative and mixed methods research methodologies (I will admit) were initially a little overwhelming, and involved some checking out of terms and examples online, on my part. Nonetheless, they were interesting.  The readings encouraged me to think about … Continue reading "Reflection on Research Methods in the Classroom – Extra Blog"

  • I’ll Defend Twitter to the End
    by Nicole Crozier on July 9, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows how much I love Twitter. I will forever defend the platform from naysayers, although I will also admit that it’s not perfect. But my love for Twitter meant I was looking... The post I’ll Defend Twitter to the End appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • experimental and control group
    by dalesaki on July 9, 2019 at 4:47 am

    As Joanna and I chatted before class began today, we joked about how these classes would be great subject groups to study technology in the classroom, at least at the post-secondary level.  The struggles and trials and tribulations of getting a master’s cohort on educational technology to work through assignments using educational technology is a

  • Quantitative Data and Social Media
    by msemilymiller on July 9, 2019 at 3:59 am

    This week in EDCI 515 we are exploring the concept of quantitative data collection for research purposes. Some examples of quantitative data collection that could be used for research are: statistics, sampling strategies, questionnaires, and surveys. The importance of quantitative data collection allows for development of a solid conclusion to a question based on numerical

  • Women Scholars’ Experiences with Harassment
    by chowlett on July 9, 2019 at 3:24 am

    After completing my post/response to a previous article, I read Women scholars’ experiences with online harassment and abuse: Self-protection, resistance, acceptance, and self-blame, a research article which surveyed both Canadian and American scholars in various fields. I mention my previous... Continue Reading →

  • The Bigger They Are…
    by chowlett on July 9, 2019 at 2:44 am

    I just finished reading the research study titled Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments. After I read the title, but before I read the... Continue Reading →

  • Projects and Pondering
    by Trevor Hood on July 9, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Read through A Unit Plan of One’s One: Digital Pedagogy for Critical Citizenship My initial thought was how would the author assess his results from the  guiding questions, which are the following: “Does discourse influence influence young people’s sense of voice and agency in the shaping of collecting identities?” “Can digital tools and open pedagogy

  • Quantitative Data
    by Trevor Hood on July 9, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Reviewing the article on Understanding and Describing Quantitative Data it made me think of the Math 9 curriculum https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/mathematics/9 and how some of the content on principles of sampling, validity, and reliability. I found the article a good refresher on statistics and how I can scaffold and extend learning on sampling strategies.

  • Zotero….
    by Trevor Hood on July 9, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Don’t have a grasp of Zotero YET, but was glad support can be found from Matt https://www.zotero.org/    

  • Qualitative & Quantitative Adversaries
    by garysoles on July 8, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    After reading both Understanding and Describing Quantitative Data by Cathy Lewin and Assessing the Quality of Mixed Methods Research: Toward a Comprehensive Framework by Alicia O’Cathain, I feel as though I have gained insight into a great deal of tension... Continue Reading →

  • 515 Assignment #1a Week 2: Leaving the Methodological Sandbox
    by andrewvogelsang on July 8, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash When I was in my undergrad, in Psychology and Criminology, I took multiple research methods and statistical courses. They were a prerequisite. In my time there, it was clear as to which form of research was acceptable if you wanted research to have any weight. Quantitative research was the way.  Validity, … Continue reading "515 Assignment #1a Week 2: Leaving the Methodological Sandbox"

  • Twitter use and Instructor Credibility
    by dalesaki on July 8, 2019 at 8:06 am

    This article brings up many questions, and foremost has to do with the constantly changing face of social media.  Any studies that reference social media platforms risk that information to be seen as either invalid or unreliable, since the shelf-life of a particular platform is quite short, supplanted relatively quickly by something else.  Given that

  • Quantitative Research reading
    by dalesaki on July 8, 2019 at 6:37 am

    The required reading, Understanding and Describing Quantitative Data (Lewin, 2011) lays out the variety of quantitative methods of research as well as the details in making the research both valid and reliable.  Of course, all research aims to evaluate what the researcher is focused on (the validity) and that the results can be replicated by

  • Research Methodologies
    by msemilymiller on July 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    As defined by the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries: Research: a careful study of a subject, especially in order to discover new facts or information about it Methodology: a set of methods and principles used to perform a particular activity Therefore, Research Methodology is the careful study of the methods and principles used to do research. (An

  • Diaries and where I’ve gone wrong.
    by rjsmith on July 7, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Diaries are great in theory, or so I thought. At different points in my life I have been encouraged to record my days, thoughts and inquiries in a diary format. This includes the reflective diary entries that I had to complete during my practicum. Of course, I completed these diaries with a less than enthusiastic

  • A Rising Tide In the Garden
    by wanderon on July 6, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Day One There is always a part of me that needs to pause and process (like an old Windows computer on dial-up) when I take on a new learning challenge and the flood of new learning that goes with the experience. Day One of being in a new context – in a Master’s program, back

  • Resisting Autoethnography
    by Nicole Crozier on July 6, 2019 at 6:51 am

    For most of my life, I have been a science student. My high school course load focused on biology, chemistry and physics, and I completed a Bachelor of Science in university, even adding in some extra science courses as electives... The post Resisting Autoethnography appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Protected: Left or Right Brain?
    by mrsrlogo on July 6, 2019 at 6:11 am

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • Autoethnography and using the 4 R’s
    by Trevor Hood on July 6, 2019 at 5:04 am

    From the reading “ Autoethnography: An Overview” I reflected on my own personal experiences, thoughts, reflections, and how using an autoethnography could be useful. Research Carolyn Ellis, Tony E. Adams & Arthur P. Bochner stated in the abstract of their article the following: “Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and

  • Mixing the Methods of Research Methodology
    by hdyck on July 6, 2019 at 2:35 am

      As defined by the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries: Research: a careful study of a subject, especially in order to discover new facts or information about it Methodology: a set of methods and principles used to perform a particular activity It follows that Research Methodology is the careful study of the methods and principles used to

  • Understanding Elusive Quantitative Data
    by chowlett on July 6, 2019 at 2:05 am

    My first degree was a B.A. in Sociology with a focus on Social Justice. As a social science, the department required students to conduct their own research projects and take several courses on research methods. I found the concept of... Continue Reading →

  • The New Value of Education
    by hayleyteaches on July 6, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Admittance: At What Cost? When it comes to student access, High Tech High took a stand and opened their doors to those students who are classified as being the lowest on the education and economic scale. A school that looks like a top of the line, “Google-esq” establishment, is actually a free public school. The

  • Butter or Margarine?
    by twestwood on July 6, 2019 at 1:12 am

    My mother once said, “Don’t tell me about the research, the research is all baloney. One day butter is bad for you, the next day they tell us that margarine is bad, go back to butter.” I recollected this after reading Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of

  • Using a Research Diary to Analyze the 4 R’s – Assignment 1 EDCI 515 Week 1
    by deirdreh on July 5, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    As educators, we are constantly employing different methods to further develop and/or improve our teaching practices, thereby providing students with new and exciting ways to learn and grow. We conduct many changes to our teaching methodology throughout a year, semester or even during a unit, to provide best practices to meet the diverse needs of … Continue reading "Using a Research Diary to Analyze the 4 R’s – Assignment 1 EDCI 515 Week 1"

  • Reflections on Research Methodologies and the 4 R’s Correlated to Carpentry
    by garysoles on July 5, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    My wife told me a joke a few weeks ago to tease me. The joke progressed along the lines of ‘I am a carpenter; yes I do talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.’ At the time I chuckled... Continue Reading →

  • Methodological Dichotomy: Past Practice vs. Future Outcomes
    by andrewvogelsang on July 5, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Teaching is a funny thing. Right when you think you have it figured out you decide to try something new. Why? Because you realize what you’ve done can be better. I worked in the restaurant industry for 17 years; I adapted to new restaurants, new positions, and new leadership roles. One thing that is true … Continue reading "Methodological Dichotomy: Past Practice vs. Future Outcomes"

  • Autoethnography & Research Diaries
    by joshea on July 5, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Autoethnography: An Overview by C. Ellis, T.  E. Adams & A. P. Bochner (2011) http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3096   In Autoethnography: An Overview, C. Ellis, T.  E. Adams & A. P. Bochner assert that Autoethnography is the use of self reflection within research to demonstrate the authors experiences as they relate to the research topic.  Autoethnography could impact

  • Becoming an “Imperfect Accomplice”
    by Joanna Lake on July 4, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I have been hesitant to post on the blog, mostly because I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it as a tool for my program. After connecting to our reading Research Diary: A Tool for Scaffolding by M. Engin (2001), I have decided that this site will be used as a research diary.

  • The Context of Experiences
    by seansjourney on July 4, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    As an educator, we use our knowledge and skills to help our students learn. These skills grow over time and are constantly evolving and changing how we teach students. Our students’ experiences define our classroom culture and how it impacts... Continue Reading →

  • OVERLOAD!!!
    by ctrades on July 4, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    “fp071308-11”by fontplaydotcom is licensed under CC BY 2.0 After our first class, I needed to go home and get right to work AND I needed to do absolutely nothing so my brain could absorb the conversations. So I compromised by gardening and cooking. After a significant break, I was able to work on creating my

  • Where did Guidance go?
    by jca on July 4, 2019 at 5:46 am

    As a surviving Online / Distance Learning (DL) teacher of the 2018/2019 school year, I am ready and eager to burn through the collective garbage from the past year and hopefully plant some meaningful scaffolds to build my future courses upon it’s charred ashes. Gone will be 30-page “learning guides” that students must complete (I’m

  • Writing to Extend Thinking
    by edtech on July 2, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    My past experiences with research methods focused primarily on one of two types: qualitative and quantitative. Curious to explore new ideas, it was with much interest that I read through two research articles that introduced me to a specific type of qualitative research (autoethnography) and to a research tool (the research diary). Both articles presented Read more about Writing to Extend Thinking

  • Test post on Research Methods
    by edtech on July 2, 2019 at 2:07 pm