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Key Learning Areas in EDUC 4150 – Online/eLearning: Principles and Processes

This journal entry will reflect on the key learning areas for me in EDUC 4150 – Online/eLearning: Principles and Processes. The format used in this discussion will be the focused-conversation model. Objective I began my learning in EDUC 4150 studying … Continue reading

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Quality Guidelines

For myself, I consider “quality” in an online course to mean a collaborative, media-rich, interactive environment in which to learn. Students can collaborate with each other not just for assignments, but through discussion forums placed throughout the various modules in … Continue reading

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ePortfolios in Business Mathematics

I think there is a place in my teaching of business mathematics for ePortfolios. One of the challenges when teaching the course is the wide range of different mathematics skills amongst students. I provide them with review material at the … Continue reading

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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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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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