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Using multiple theoretical frameworks to guide my research.

The main objective of my project lies within the question of how online technology can be used to support the reporting of workplace bullying? This question can be molded to fit multiple frameworks, so to get a stronger overview and… Continue Reading →

Disseminating my research – How will I spread the word?

In order to learn more about my topic, I will be using secondary research from colleges throughout Alberta and delving into the institutes policies and procedures. I am hoping to obtain an overall view of how workplace bullying is reported… Continue Reading →

3 – 2 – 1 Part Deux

Thoughts or Ideas 3 – Offer multiple platforms to engage and interact with learners. This encourages both learner and facilitator to “think outside the box”. My original post circled around engagement and interaction, I feel this is something which should… Continue Reading →

Assignment 1: Community of Framework Infographic

Facilitation of learning is an essential component for a successful and enriched learning environment (Garrison, ET.ALL, 2001). Facilitation can offer a well rounded approach to learning which encourages the students to enjoy learning and be involved with lifelong education. The… Continue Reading →

3-2-1 Facilitation!

3 – The facilitator should take an active role in socializing with students in a casual environment (shout out to Clint); This sets an obtainable presence and reached a larger audience, avoiding possible feelings of “domination” (Vaughan, Cleveland-Innes & Garrison,… Continue Reading →

Valuing Reflection

Reflecting on the points from OpenLearn on academic writing, the importance of a mapping tool is essential in the success of an academic paper/essay/project. I didn’t know what a problem of practice was before the class, but now I understand… Continue Reading →

Design Prototype

At first, creating an APP seemed overly ambitious as software would need to be learned and modified. I would also need to find new and inventive ways to entice the stakeholder to use the APP in a post-secondary setting. With… Continue Reading →

Mapping Tool to Diagram Learning Theory and Instructional Design

My design uses qualitative research to gain insight and understanding to establish a hypothesis for the quantitative research that I will be transforming into statistics. This means I will need to implore continual feedback and evaluations to ensure the design… Continue Reading →

Unit 1, Activity 3: Empathy Map and Manifesto

I thought that when I left high school, I also left seeing bullies and what they are capable of. As an adult in a professional environment, I see all kinds of bullying – from students, to faculty, to management; bullying… Continue Reading →

Unit 2 – Activity 1: Critical Academic Reflection

To further expand and make my thinking visible (Eisner, 1998) through academic reflection on the learning technology our team (Team 5) took part in was more challenging than expected. I felt as though we had assessed every angle of the… Continue Reading →

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