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Research Proposal: Paradigm Shifts in K-12 LE in Ontario

Paradigm Shifts and Practices in Ontario K-12 Learning Environments Leveraging the Value of ICT and Educational Technology Attribution: Photo by Linus Nylund on Unsplash

Theoretical Framework: Social Constructivism

The theoretical framework that I am interested in learning more about is social constructivism. At this point in my studies and research, social constructivism seems to be an ideal “blueprint” (Grant & Osanloo, 2014, p. 13) for my research topic:… Continue Reading →

Disseminating My Research

First of all, how exciting is this? Pondering how I will disseminate my research! Very exciting, hopeful, and a little unnerving. Two Ways I Might Disseminate My Research I am hoping to disseminate my research by publishing it in an… Continue Reading →

Asynchronous Debate Summary

Team Endeavour: Eunice Leung, Jeff Goodes, Leigh McCarthy, Sue Reid, Lorne Strachan Our facilitation week consisted of posing a debate topic, which was, “Be it resolved that digital tracking can be used to help students without crossing over into invasive… Continue Reading →

Digital Facilitation 3-2-1– Revisited!

What a course! What a fantastic and demanding learning experience. In this blog post, I am reflecting on digital facilitation, having now engaged in planning and delivering a weeklong digital facilitation experience with our peers in the MALAT program. I… Continue Reading →

Digital Literacy Skills for Effective Online Facilitation

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash Overview of Facilitation Week (8): The week will encompass an exploration of Digital Literacy Skills for Effective Online Facilitation with a focus on the use of data analytics and “surveillance tools.” We will start… Continue Reading →

Digital Facilitation: Applying a Community of Inquiry Framework

Having spent many years as a K-12 educator, I now work as an Edtech Trainer with a company that provides learning management systems to K-12, Higher Ed, and business sectors. For this assignment, I will focus on incorporating the Community… Continue Reading →

Digital Facilitation – 3-2-1

I have outlined my initial response to this course’s focus on Digital Facilitation in a 3 (Questions) – 2 (Thoughts) – 1 (Simile) format below. I look forward to revisiting these thoughts and questions at the end of our course…. Continue Reading →

Digital Learning Resource

Humans and Technology for K-12 Learning: Combinatorial Creativity This is two-part webinar, aiming to share research and ideas with teachers as they navigate the challenges of trying to meet their students’ learning needs in online, face-to-face, AND hybrid learning environments…. Continue Reading →

Theory-Informed Learning Design

The House Metaphor Research and my personal learning and teaching experiences make it increasingly clear that learning design, specifically incorporating the use educational technology, needs to be informed by a clear choice of learning theory (Anderson, 2016; Bates, 2015; Kay… Continue Reading →

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