The Non-Disposable Assignment: Enhancing Personalised Learning

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Resources and Feedback from our Second Session

At the end or our previous session of The Non-Disposable Assignment: Enhancing Personalised Learning course redesign workshop, we asked participants to return with some ideas about what assignment they had identified for redesigning in their course. Before we started I… Continue Reading →

Lets Build a Textbook!!

I had a thought as I was falling asleep last night. Why not make a textbook! Blogs, Wiki’s and other sites are useful, but why not make a textbook that students can take with them? I have a Pressbooks account… Continue Reading →

Digital Storytelling as an Approach to Non-Disposable Assignments

As promised I have collated some resources on digital storytelling which could be a method for engaging students in non-disposable assignments. Digital storytelling is a form of digital media production that allows individuals to tell a story with video. These… Continue Reading →

Participants, what will your discernment imply?

As I ponder my dissertation topic, The Soul of Higher Education (I reserve the right to change my question) as it relates to one’s Vocation, within the context of the Non-Disposable Assignment workshop, I wonder, will the topic of the… Continue Reading →

Resources and Feedback from our First Session

In our first session participants were asked to reflect on their own experience in school. We asked: what makes an assignment memorable, meaningful, and important? Participants recalled assignments which were interest-driven and inquiry led. Also mentioned were those activities which… Continue Reading →

Student Perspective on Wiki Assignment

Last spring I gave the students a questionnaire to get feedback on their experience with the wiki assignment.  Here are the results. Frequent comments: liked being able to work on multiple topics, not just one workload was distributed (over 4… Continue Reading →

Relevance to the Student

  It occurs to me that relevance is a key factor for creating a non-disposable project.  I am inheriting a new course this term (forest ecology & silvics).  Just by the nature of the topic, the ecology part will likely… Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Bridges Campuses abound with energy, ideas and an endless supply of student engagement. On-site, students can walk out of their classes,  into a tentful of other students who are more than happy to engage them in… Continue Reading →

Breaking Ground

The link above is a nice image of my reflections following the session last week: I love the idea, but can I get around the technology to support my students in participating in open learning? So…. I had wanted to… Continue Reading →

Why stop at an assignment?

This workshop was scheduled at just the right time. I am comfortably teaching a first year class that has been recently redesigned, and have a brand new prep for the spring. I have a blank slate to fill, and the… Continue Reading →

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