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Assignment 1 – People in the Field – Dr. Mary Kalantzis

Dr. Mary Kalantzis is a published co-author, professor, former Dean, co-founder, Board Member and MOOC instructor in the fields of learning and technology, education, cultural diversity and workplace culture.  I was first introduced to Dr. Kalantzis’ work when I attended… Continue Reading →

Bypassing LMS

Weller’s (2020) references to contractual obligations with vendors, file access limitation and a “good enough” (p. 64) Learning Management System (LMS) are some of the implications I captured from the author’s LMS chapter that still have relevance, not just for… Continue Reading →

The Web

Martin Weller provides a fundamental and fascinating overview of the past 25 years of educational technology.  His chapter on the Web is the one I related to the most because of the amazement I personally experienced when I conducted my… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Dr. Veletsianos’ Experience

Having the chance to ask questions to Dr. George Veletsianos on his research experience prior to starting his course is a nice bridging opportunity from the end of the Introduction to Research: Critical Reading and Writing (LRNT 522) course to… Continue Reading →

Having a good sense of orientation sometimes is not enough when walking in a forest you don’t know and therefore, a compass will decrease your chances of getting lost.  A compass gives cardinal directions and functions as a pointer to… Continue Reading →

Unit 4: Activity 1 – Global Educators and the Dilemma of Digital Learning

For Unit 4: Activity 1, our team (Katia Maxwell, Ashley Breton, and I) discussed the various impacts of digital learning on global educators. After doing some research and discussing the topic, we created a visual presentation of our findings along with… Continue Reading →

My LinkedIn Network Map & Reflection

For the visual network mapping activity, I decided to focus on my LinkedIn network.  I used Excel and Kumu to create my network map.   Although, I have over 1300 individuals in LinkedIn, I decided to only use a sample for… Continue Reading →

Mind-blowing DIDP

I used Mindmeister to start my plan and followed the energy, the drive you experience when you begin something exciting.   My plan is not just the assignment, but an introduction to a potential third career and perhaps the start of… Continue Reading →

Pondering the alternative tension pair

I decided to reflect on the alternative tension pair by Dave Cormier with the following assertion in mind:  “look at ourselves from the perspective of ALL of our practice … and see what its digital qualities might be” (Cormier, 2018). From… Continue Reading →

This visitor-resident map represents my use of technology as of day-to-day tools as well as my preferred virtual social gathering place and contributions, both professionally and personally.   I recently organized my mobile accordingly as a result of this exercise… Continue Reading →

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