OBJECTIVE: I was born in 1968 so that puts me as an early X, dad to a couple of Z’s and often working with millennials or “y”s . In my first interactions with computers we used punch cards to program simple tasks. That predates the internet and would suggest I am “digital immigrant”; someone who … Continue reading Generations of learners
After finishing my PID Ive elected to continue the journey by taking the Certificate in On-line learning and guess what?... it’s taught on line! The first task is to reflect on what we think the differences are between teaching on line versus face to face. One of the interesting aspects of “learning about learning” (my … Continue reading To “e” or not to “e”
Brookfield (2015) Chapter 16 introduces some concepts around student resistance to learning. He details that, as teachers, we tend to love what we do. Students signed up for your course, they showed up for class. Ok, so maybe they aren't as passionate as you are but certainly they must have at least some genuine interest in … Continue reading Students resistance to learning: Fear
This graphic came across my Facebook feed recently. I thought it was a poignant reminder that learning is human nature and never ends.
In this weeks post I've been asked to reflect on the courses Ive taken to date "Whats the most important thing(s) Ive learned? How has my thinking changed? What actions will I take based on what I have learned? Outside of the specific learning outcomes here are my highlights: The power of reflection: Seems a bit … Continue reading The journey so far…
From wikipedia : "Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability" I'm a lifelong learner. For me its not about a constant pursuit of knowledge … Continue reading The journey never ends.