Tag Archives: Adult Education

Changes in a Math course

My math class looked like: teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, review, test. Also, I had taught similar concepts as unique, separate entities. For example, … Continue reading

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Accessible Learning and Inclusive Design

Lat year at VIU I was part of the VIU Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence. My person goal was to provide more support to aboriginal students in my Physics class. I found that the changes I made had a … Continue reading

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M. Ed

Recently I completed my Master’s of Education (focus Educational Leadership & Online Learning and Teaching) Here is a link to my completed Master’s:  http://viuspace.viu.ca/handle/10613/2657 My Goal was to design a first year blended transitional course on the effective use of … Continue reading

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Online Labs in a Blended Class

Here is the presentation that Charlene and I did at VIU on how we integrated online labs in a blended class: Integrating Online Labs in a Blended Class using D2L You can find the videos to all presentations here: http://wordpress.viu.ca/council/viulearn-d2l-show-and-share/

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BYOD Seminar

Evidence: BYOD Seminar Website OLTD Learning Outcomes: Research and identify emerging technologies with educational applications not yet adopted by mainstream education or in early adoption phases. Consider potential implementation opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies. Charlene Stewart, Stephanie Boychuk and … Continue reading

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Virtual vs Physical Labs

One emerging or disruptive innovation in education right now is Virtual Labs. I just completed a seminar on Virtual Labs and wanted to capture my thoughts here. Virtual labs create opportunity to: Play – it is safe to mix, try, … Continue reading

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Technology in the classroom

When I first started working at VIU, there were signs on the door of every classroom asking students to turn off their cell phone. People discussed ways to get students to keep the phones put away or turned off (on … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Reproductive System

Evidence: Unit Plan for the Reproductive System: Reproductive system unit plan Learning Outcomes: Develop and design intentional learning activities suitable for the appropriate environment and the learner Develop an online unit using cloud tools effectively The lesson has students participating … Continue reading

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Digital Boundaries

Evidence: Paper: Digital Boundaries & Social Media Learning Outcomes: Understand functional contexts & constraints, employment considerations, privacy tensions, BC legal, school policies/procedures, professional ethics Scaffold digital citizenship from K-12 to professional level of educators Responsibility, accountability and civility in online … Continue reading

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Digital-Divide

I teach in a blended class. The first day in-person after the first on-line class, like many other semesters, were full of excuses as to why the assignment could not be completed. Most were about computer troubles and connectivity issues. … Continue reading

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