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Assignment 1 – Community of Inquiry Strategies

A Community of Inquiry (CoI) is a model that functions as a framework for instructors which enables them to establish a favourable learning environment when used throughout the planning and facilitating processes. It consists of three vital presences: teaching, social,… Continue Reading →

Activity 1-4 (3-2-1 blog post)

3 Thoughts about Digital Facilitation My first thought (probably not surprising) is to do with the fact that teachers around the world were thrown into becoming digital facilitators this year. For some, the transition was smooth yet for others known… Continue Reading →

Unit 1, Activity 3 – Empathy Map & Mini-Manifesto

The company I work for was established eighteen years ago, and has had tremendous success. It has gained its reputation by providing high quality education and delivering phenomenal results. I have been employed with the company for three years, however… Continue Reading →

Video as an Online Learning Tool

In a recent team assignment, our group chose to view videos as our shared learning experience. Being a visual learner myself, I’ve always enjoyed when my instructors have included video as a learning tool in my courses. As a child,… Continue Reading →

Activity 3 – Specific Issue Exploration

My team recently commenced an assignment consisting of several segments. The first component involved choosing a learning event and delivery technology to experience together. We selected to view video tutorials provided by Respondus (2020). This organization offers services such as… Continue Reading →

Final Reflections

Several years ago when I studied management at BCIT and took on managerial roles at jobs, I had learned about and applied change management skills, although I had never studied much on the topic of the change theories or methods… Continue Reading →

Emergency Project Management

Due to unforeseen circumstances, my company has and is recently going through several temporary or emergency changes (and thus many projects are underway). Before I discuss the changes that my company is going through, I’ll bring you up to speed… Continue Reading →

External Scan

Assignment 1 – External Scan Susan Nassiripour Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for LRNT525 Leading Change in Digital Learning Master of Arts in Learning and Technology Program School of Education and Technology Royal Roads University Victoria, BC Michelle… Continue Reading →

Unit 2, Activity 1 – Managing Change

One of the questions that our instructor asked us this week was, “What role does leadership play in managing change?” According to Al-Haddad and Kotnour (2015), “Leadership/management provides principles and practices that help in planning, organizing and directing people and… Continue Reading →

Leaders of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

In my new course LRNT 525, one of my first assignments was to rank twenty attributes exhibited by leaders by level of importance. First, I was to rank the characteristics individually, and later come to a consensus in a group… Continue Reading →

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