A MALAT journey

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Filling in the gaps with Podcasting.

Over the last few weeks, Lisa, Leigha, Kathy and Terra and I been reviewing the application of Podcasting for education. A quick search of online podcasting sources revealed a wide range of uses from opinion based editorials, pop culture interviews,… Continue Reading →

The soft approach to sudden change.

With a sense of urgency that comes with times of sudden change, my Malat learnings have become a reality. No longer able to “dip my toes into digital delivery” or “try some things out” I had to execute the ideas… Continue Reading →

Implementation of Digital Technologies.

Team submission: Lisa Gedak, Leigha Nevay, Sue Reid Over the previous two weeks Lisa, Sue, Leigha and I have been working collaboratively to build an Learning Technology implementation guide. We met synchronously via Blackboard to discuss the division of work… Continue Reading →

Increasing Learner engagement through the use of digital tools.

After listening to Sheninger’s 2018 audio book on digital leadership I was left asking how can I increase learner engagement in my classes and develop meaningful relevant learning to teach 21st century skills? For some time now I have noted… Continue Reading →

Leading from behind.

Last week Team A, Lisa Gedak, Leigha Nevay, Sue Reid and I shared our hierarchical list of the 20 leadership attributes sourced from Carolin Rekar Munro’s worksheet, Characteristics of Admired Leaders. This exercise allowed each of us to contemplate individual… Continue Reading →

Innovating for change or changing to innovate?

https://imgbin.com/png/3ATT3QBp/innovation-the-early-learning-lab-information-early-childhood-education-png This PNG image can be used for Non-commercial Use. In his paper, Innovation and Change: Changing How we Change the author Jon Dron (2014) draws attention to the finer distinctions of innovation as it relates to distance education by… Continue Reading →

Screen Time. Its all about context.

  The coming of the iPhone and its equally disruptive partner, the iPad, ushered in the era of “too much screen time” fear mongering. My wife and I raised two kids through this era and we too harbored the fears… Continue Reading →

Investigating Education by Radio.

With the dawn of radio in the early 1900’s, a new era in public knowledge was born. With the first public radio broadcast, the way the general public became informed was forever changed. This change brought about an increased awareness… Continue Reading →

Debating effects of Media and Technology on Learning.

Co-authored by: Leigha Nevay, Tala Mami, Caroline Monsell, Kerry Sharples, and Owen Lloyd ____________________________________________________________________________________ Summary of the points of view in Clark and Kozma’s Papers. Richard E. Clark and Robert B. Kozma are considered by many as the founding fathers… Continue Reading →

Casting a line.

Could a person learn to cast a fly rod using a digital delivered instruction? Yes, you can develop a basic understanding of the mechanics of the skill to properly execute the motions, but developing the nuances required to successfully cast… Continue Reading →

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