Identify the challenges for my learners (Response)

Added by Ronald Menard, Response for Empathy Map Activity

Empathy brings us to experience the learner’s perspective and to create an environment that is favourable to enhance one’s learning experience.  Most of the feedback/information that was gathered from my students were from posts, E-Mails, written assignments, informal discussions in the classroom. Next, I needed to identify the important challenges that my students had expressed… Read more »

Digital Literacies for Teaching (Response)

Added by Ronald Menard, Response for What Are Digital Literacies? Activity

My definition for digital literacies (Belshaw 2012) for teaching include seven elements: media literacy, information literacy, digital scholarship, learning skills, ICT literacy, career and identity management, and communications and collaboration (Infokit guide produced by Jisc in the UK). Media literacy involves all forms of communications (E-Mails, Twitter, Blogs, etc.) in a range of media, whereas… Read more »

May I Introduce Myself (Response)

Added by Ronald Menard, Response for Please Allow Me To Introduce My Field Activity

I created an introductory activity, connected to my discipline, to get to know my learners (Climate) Activity 1 – May I Introduce Myself My name is _________ My concentration or field of specialization is in_____________ What are my expectations for ENGL 1541? What are my fears and apprehensions? Do I have any special hobby or… Read more »

Like Driving a Car (Response)

Added by Ronald Menard, Response for Like Driving a Car Activity

I may now identify a concept in my discipline “that is like driving a car”.; and specify the component skills that are required to master this concept of skill (Mastery).  In my Spanish class, I presented a formal presentation, “the specified component skills,” to order food and beverages in a Spanish restaurant. It required “the… Read more »

Like Driving a Car (Response)

Added by Ronald Menard, Response for Like Driving a Car Activity

I may now identify a concept in my discipline “that is like driving a car”.; and specify the component skills that are required to master this concept of skill (Mastery).  In my Spanish class, I presented a formal presentation, “the specified component skills,” to order food and beverages in a Spanish restaurant. It required “the… Read more »

What's in it for me? (Response)

Added by Ronald Menard, Response for WIIFM Activity

  Central to our approach, as well, is the concept of real-world writing, learners of English need to tackle skills of critical thinking, critical reading, and writing essays and making presentations in logical sequence. One must make distinctions among students’ emotional reactions, opinions, and inferences. In Essentials of Business Communication, they need extra support not… Read more »

To Honour One’s Calling! (Response)

Added by Ronald Menard, Response for Your Metaphor Activity

Metaphors to describe my teaching philosophy  My real job in life is to honour my calling in the best way possible, that is to determine who I am meant to be as a.teacher. The following metaphors I have chosen from this module resonate well with me. « The Lamplighters » describe how instructors attempt to illuminate the… Read more »

What's in it for me? (Response)

Added by Ronald Menard, Response for WIIFM Activity

The question of “What’s in it for me?” is important to show students their “Intrinsic Motivations” and  the necessity to move on to “Extrinsic Motivation”.  Then, we all have succeeded to bridge past knowledge to new conceptual paradigms.

RSS Feeds – Year 2 (Response)

Added by Lisa Koster, Response for Building a WordPress Syndication Hub Activity

Well, I got the Feed WordPress plugin to work. This year, I did manage to make sure that I didn’t end up with a bunch of new categories. (Thanks Alan for the very informative video). I chose to add a friends blogposts about Domain Camp (@Kcarte02) as well as the eCampus Ontario – Extenders RSS… Read more »

Manually finding out the WordPress Theme… (Response)

Added by Lisa Koster, Response for Trying on a New WordPress Theme Activity

Last year (and this year), I played around with applying different themes to my site. There are so many to choose from, It can be daunting to find just the right one. I thought this year I would try to manually determine the theme another site uses. That was pretty fun. I went to https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-find-which-wordpress-theme-a-site-is-using/… Read more »