Summary of Learning

What an adventure this semester has been!  I have learned so much about blended learning, about tools for my courses, about learning management systems, and about what the future of education could look like with blended learning at the forefront.  Thank you all for the support and the knowledge I have learnt from each one …

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Big ideas and Major Takeaways!

I always love writing these posts at the end of Alec’s courses because it is amazing to see and reflect on the amount of growth that has happened over the course. This course was extremely challenging for me as I am currently on maternity leave (and my 9 month old is a stage 5 clinger… … Continue reading Big ideas and Major Takeaways!

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From dream to reality

Since beginning my Master’s degree in the fall of 2017, I’ve had the opportunity to explore a few areas of interest and to delve into topics that were terrifying to me.  The last three semesters of classes I’ve taken with Dr. Alec Couros have led me down a path that I would never have imagined possible. … Continue reading From dream to reality

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Reflecting on My Mindset

Well, another course in the books – almost anyways!  To say that I have learned a lot this semester is an understatement.  I think the most important thing I can take away from this course though is my mindset towards blended learning in the classroom.  I have changed the way I view myself as an …

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Final Course Submission

“Innovation is a process, not a product.” –George Couros Creating my online course did not happen overnight, it has a been a journey over the last few months learning new and innovative technologies, figuring out what I should focus on, and trying to make this online course usable for 6 year-olds. The importance of creating … Continue reading Final Course Submission

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The Final Prototype

This semester we were tasked with creating an online course prototype and I am pretty proud of what I accomplished.  When I began this course I didn’t necessarily think I taught in a “blended” classroom, but with my use of Google Classroom increasing every semester, I realized quickly that I actually do use forms of …

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Moderating Online Environments for Students

Our reading this week from Tony Bates said that student Interactions in an online environment “need to be well organized by the teacher, and the teacher needs to provide the necessary support to enable the development of ideas and the construction of new knowledge for the students.”   For the course I am designing, the method… Continue reading Moderating Online Environments for Students

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