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Applying Learning Theories to Online Business Mathematics Courses

There are four main learning theories in education: Behaviourism: learning is a change in behaviour Cognitivism: learning is a change in thinking Humanism: learning is a change in the whole person Constructivism: learning is building on learning Due to the … Continue reading

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Fourteen Best Practices for Teaching Business Mathematics Online

According to Boettcher and Conrad (2016), the fourteen best practices for teaching online are Be present at the course site. Create a supportive online course community. Develop a set of explicit expectations for your learners and yourself as to how … Continue reading

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Reflections on Being an Online Student

You would think that taking your course online instead of face-to-face would be easier. You don’t have to go to class. You don’t have to sit through boring lectures and have forced discussions with your classmates. You don’t have to … Continue reading

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Different Generations of eLearners

This journal entry will reflect on my research and learning about different generations of eLearners. The format used in this discussion will be the focused-conversation model. Objective I was born in the mid 1980s and identify as a Millennial. My … Continue reading

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Reflections of my PIDP journey so far

It has been two years since I started the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma (PIDP) and I definitely have learnt a lot along the way. The first course I took was PIDP 3100: Foundations of Adult Education. Since I am from … Continue reading

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The Importance of Lifelong Learning as an Instructor

This blog entry is a summary of a length entry I made about the need for continuing education. It helps paint a picture about the importance of lifelong learning as an instructor. From previous PIDP courses, I have learnt that … Continue reading

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Forming a Supportive Network

When discussing how to survive emotionally as an instructor, Brookfield (2006, pg. 259-261) stresses the importance of instructors having a group of colleagues they can turn to for support and comfort. Many instructors, including myself, spend most of their time … Continue reading

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Working Philosophies in Higher Education

Objective When discussing how to survive emotionally as an instructor, Brookfield (2006, p. 255) mentions that “…any working philosophy can be full of contradictions, unrelated to real life, or just plain immoral. The fact that we have a philosophy does … Continue reading

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US universities exploiting Visa loopholes

Universities in the United States are making millions of dollars off foreign students by exploiting Visa loopholes. The full article is available here but I’ll provide a brief summary of one story in the article. An institution in California called … Continue reading

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Lecturing Creatively

Research by Brookfield (2006, pg. 102) shows that students find lectures helpful if the have the following traits: They use a mix of teaching and communication approaches; They are organized in a way so that students can follow the lecturer’s train … Continue reading

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