Publishing Curated content on Scoop.It Response

Added by Ronald Menard, response for Your Definition Is This Activity

Publishing curated content on a Scoop.it topic page will help me share valuable information with my social networks, showcase my expertise and build my professional brand.  Scoop.it helps in creating an organized path through the best materials I know of besides photocopies of great articles I have found, or organizing PDFs on Moodle, and gathering… Read more »

Mapping my PLN with Like-Minded Professionals Response

Added by Ronald Menard, response for Mapping your PLN Activity

While mapping my PLN (Personal Learning Network), I realized how fortunate I was to have engaged with like-minded professionals/colleagues who shared common interests and insights. My previous research on the “male psyche” had very limited material available in order to find solid ground for a thesis statement. My contacts, who all came from different backgrounds,… Read more »

Collaboration Project – Expanding Local Mining Services Internationally Response

Added by Ronald Menard, response for The Collaborative Dining Table Activity

As a response to The Collaborative Dining Table activity, I am delighted to describe and contextualize my project experience with a local mining company that wanted to expand their services internationally. The personnel manager invited me to participate in the project that demanded translations of mining operations in Spanish for international expansion of services to… Read more »

Digital Literacies for Teaching Response

Added by Ronald Menard, response for It’s Alive! Activity

What best describes and contextualize my response to this activity is the use of “digital literacies” for teaching. They feature seven elements that are designed to support both teaching and learning: media, information, digital scholarship, learning skills, ICT literacy, career, identity management, communications, and collaboration. On the other hand, it also encourages information literacy; we… Read more »

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 »