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Group 2 – Final Facilitation Plan

Learning Objective Learners will be introduced to the topic of leading synchronous and asynchronous discourse in an online environment while managing the diverse perspectives and conflicting ideas shared by participants. Evidence has shown that when learners are exposed to opinions… Continue Reading →

Group Two – Draft Facilitation Plan

Learning Objective  Learners will be introduced to the topic of leading synchronous and asynchronous discourse in an online environment while managing the diverse perspectives and conflicting ideas shared by participants. Our team chose to approach the topic of conflict and… Continue Reading →

Community of Inquiry Framework

COVID-19 changed how learning is facilitated at the City.  Today, all learning is delivered online utilizing a Moodle platform.  From a facilitator perspective, online learning is new, exciting, and full of opportunities to connect with learners in a more intimate… Continue Reading →

3-2-1 – Thoughts, Questions and a Metaphor

Prior to attending the MALAT program, I had limited experience and exposure with an online learning environment. Years ago, I took Human Resources courses online, but that involved reading the textbook, answering questions, submitting them and then following up with… Continue Reading →

Reflections on Design Thinking

Over the last several years, I have had many opportunities to design learning events for both law firms and municipal environments.   These programs have always been facilitated face to face rather than online.  I designed learning by (a) determining the… Continue Reading →

Activity 1 and 2

I identified a problem of practice that relates to a lack of connectedness, collaboration and communication among leaders, their peers and employees.  Through the interviews I conducted with management staff, they shared stories of: Desiring additional connections related to clarity… Continue Reading →

Activity Three: Manifesto and Empathy Map

When I started the process of going through my readings and notes, I will admit that I felt as though I was in a bit of an abyss.  I tried to figure out a problem of practice that was a… Continue Reading →

More thoughts on social constructivist pedagogy

My initial research focused on social constructivist pedagogy which involves group work, interaction and discussion with peers.  These interactions and group work are executed by the instructor as she adjusts how she teaches rather than what she teaches and students… Continue Reading →

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an educational website that provides free online videos, coursework and practice tests for students from K -12.  According to Ani (2013) the website encompasses more than 3,300 videos that have been viewed more than 160 million times…. Continue Reading →

Final Reflections on Leadership

In my first blog post for LRNT525, I discussed how leaders should motivate and inspire their followers.  I described a leader as someone who: leads with a reflective approach, lives by honesty, demonstrates behaviours that are linked with enthusiasm, and… Continue Reading →

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