Cheryl Haley's Blog

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Richard Clark and Robert Kosma


Posted By on Sep 27, 2020

LRNT 523 Activity 5: Cheryl and Wendy joint blog post   Richard Clark and Robert Kosma researched, theorized, and debated within the educational technology (ed-tech) field. Richard Clark argued that media are simply vehicles that deliver information to learners and do not influence or motivate learning (Clark, 1994). Robert Kosma, on the other hand, argued that the media do influence learning (Kosma, 1994). The great media debate...

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As I sit at my computer and research technology influencers and educators of all time, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates are the front runners on my google search. They all have the same things in common, male, worth billions of dollars, and entered the technology world at an early age. As I dug into the world of technology, I stumbled upon “Hidden Figures,” a 2016 movie about an African American woman Kathrine...

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25 years of Ed Tech The Next Chapters


Posted By on Sep 13, 2020

As I continued to read Weller’s 25 years of Ed Tech, I found reading chapter 15 several times and wondering why it is that e-portfolios have not become a standard in higher education. This past summer, I was required to take a mandatory course through my institution, to allow me to teach students online. At first, I felt the course was redundant and was no use to me. I had already spent the previous ten weeks trying to navigate...

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25 Years of Ed Tech


Posted By on Sep 5, 2020

As I flip to the introduction in Martin Weller’s Book 25 years of Ed Tech, I find myself laughing at his cartoon depicting the past 25 years of technology and learning. In 1994 online learning was invented, in 2012, we reinvented it, and in 2019, it was reinvented yet again. Then it seems that (COVID-19) changed learning as we knew it; as an educator, I was thrust into what I thought was a new way of teaching. However, as I now...

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Dr. George Veletasianost


Posted By on Aug 23, 2020

Unfortunately, due to my work schedule, I was not able to attend. Dr. George Veletasianost’s discussion live. I am very appreciative that the session was recorded and that I had the opportunity to watch it at a more convenient time. Dr. George Veletasianost is a member of the School of Education & Technology at Royal Roads University; he also teaches in the MALAT program. He is a Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning...

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Clint Lalonde Talk


Posted By on Aug 23, 2020

As a MALAT student, I am fortunate that I have many resources available at my fingertips that aid in my learning and help as an educator. Clint Lalonde (2018) talk on Open Education was an informative session that I gained a lot of knowledge. Clint Lalonde is an Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University in the School of Education & Technology. He is also the manager of Education Technologies at BCcampus. The one thing...

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What Makes a Good Research Question


Posted By on Jul 6, 2020

It is essential to have a good research question to guide you through your research paper, project, or thesis. It should focus on your goal and give you clear and concise data. All research questions should : Be Focused on a single issue Be Researchable using primary or secondary sources- the primary being the most beneficial Be Feasible to answer during a time-specific time frame Be Specific allowing to answer directly with concise...

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Ash, David, and I explored social media and how fake news is all too common, it is interesting how fake news can spread like wildfire and how it is hard to determine sometimes what’s fact and what is fiction.

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Cheryl’s Network


Posted By on May 5, 2020

    It is evident from my map that currently, my networks are school and work-related. It also shows that my connections between my hygiene world and my instructor world don’t intersect very much.  This is something I definitely have to work on.       Direct Link https://kumu.io/cherylhaleynix/cheryls-network#cheryl-haley-nix/

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The Impact of Technology Today


Posted By on May 5, 2020

As my son sits for what seems like hours; playing Roblox with his friends online. I realize kids today, are all using some form of digital technology. However, are they actually learning anything from sitting on the computer all day playing games? My first thought was no!   When I think about learning and technology, I think of classrooms, libraries, clinical labs. This past week I have gained so much insight into our new normal of...

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