Assignment 1: Community of Inquiry within Online Mental Health Courses

Community of Inquiry (CoI) is a complex organism, something that is difficult to nail down in a short space. Given that learners in the mental health (as well as addictions) have complex and sensitive personal issues, there may be a hesitancy in providing an interactive online learning community due to the internet being seen as […]

Activity 1-4

3-2-1 Blog Post Below you will find a number of items written in response to some prompts on Activity 1-4 for LRNT528, namely: three initial thoughts/ideas/feelings on digital facilitation, two questions I have about it, and one metaphor/simile about it. 3 Thoughts/Ideas/Feelings Uncertainty: Having been out of facilitation for years, and my previous experience in […]

Completing a Course Design for LRNT527

Important Links For Assignment 4 in LRNT527, I have created a course regarding overcoming analysis paralysis. If you’d like to jump straight into looking at what the problem was, how I designed it, and see the final resources the TL;DR version is here: Problem of Practice Video Design Note The Overcoming Analysis Paralysis Course Learner […]

Unit 3, Activity 1: Reflection

In reflecting on my experience in LRNT527 so far, I am reminded that I have held a number of roles throughout the course, the obvious one being student, but also that of colleague during our group project and Instructional Designer. As a result of the variety of tasks, this process has been both comfortable and […]

Team 4 Presentation: Implementing a Community of Inquiry using Discord

  Team 4 is Jean-Pierre Joubert, Christopher Rowe, Vanessa Tran and Eric Yu. Over the past number of weeks, Team 4 has investigated developing a Community of Inquiry, or CoI (CoI framework, n.d.) using Discord (Your place to talk, n.d.). Specifically, we reviewed Konstantinou and Epps’ report regarding their implementation of Discord to develop a […]

The Perils of Data in Education

Discord, User Rights and Data Use in Education Data collection is everywhere. With web development we would set up Google Analytics to track web traffic based on search criteria, advertising and MailChimp marketing emails. In the call centre, user data was similarly collected for our clients, while employee data was used to improve efficiency and […]

Leadership and Change

Final Reflections Over the past few weeks we have reviewed a number of concepts regarding leadership and change. Looking back at my first blog post for this course (Joubert, 2021a), however, I don’t believe that my view regarding leadership traits has changed. In general, I still struggle to see the value in concepts that venerate […]

Assignment 2: The Accessibility Awareness Toolkit

As Assignment 2 for Leading Change in Digital Learning, Eric Yu, Shelley Dugan, and Vanessa Tran and I are excited to release The Accessibility Awareness Toolkit under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Should you have any questions, feel free to post them below!

Unit 3 Activity 2 – Leading Projects

In late 2019 I was privileged to work on a project with Optimum HR, a local Human Resources group providing job training within our community. Having lost my job at the time, I had received training from them on my own job search, training that included an in-class game called The Strategy Game. In The […]