A coach, a mentor, a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a niece, an adult educator, a learning designer, and a lifelong learner. Like many of you, I wear many hats, some comfortably nestled within one another, others fighting to take centre stage. Learning reclaimed its prime spot in my life some four years ago when I took the plunge into adult education. I … Continue reading This is me …
Google is to web search, as Kleenex is to facial tissue. In fact, having googled the answer myself, I found out that google, the verb, is a proper English term. It has been since 2006. according to this article on Wired.com. We appreciate the efficiency and accuracy of the Google algorithm to get us the resources we want. Next, we select the ones relevant to … Continue reading Creative Commons for Education
I honestly did not think I could make it to the end of ONL191, but I did and for that I am grateful to my facilitators Elaine and David and my group members, primarily Caroline, and Bengt, who unfortunately had to drop out due to his heavy workload. It has been a wild ride right from the start but happy that I stayed the course … Continue reading Time and Space for Online Learning: My Reflection
What is online learning? What about blended learning? How does one design for one, or the other? Are they interchangeable? How does a flipped classroom fit into the picture? So many questions. And so many more answers. In case you missed my earlier blogs, my foray into online and blended learning started just under two years ago. It has been a very steep learning curve, … Continue reading Let’s strive for an ecosystem of learning, shall we?
It has been whirlwind of activities for me on the professional, and personal front over the past month or so, making it a lot more challenging for me to keep up with my ONL work. But with the support of my group members and facilitators, I kept at it and I am where I am now, thankfully. Huge thanks to Elaine and David for the … Continue reading Cooperation vs Collaboration: Spot the difference
I’ve always thought of myself as a fairly open person. I’m open to new experiences, learning new things, and exploring new ideas. That said, I am also mindful of being too open – especially when it comes to sharing my personal life and sharing my private thoughts about contentious issues. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for open and intelligent debate, but these must … Continue reading Open or Not? Ask me again in a few years …
We don’t need a lesson in history to appreciate the fact that the web as we know it today was the result of the collective effort of visionaries, who as early as the 1900s, foresaw a future where the exchange of ideas will become instantaneous. That world is now, thanks to the work of these visionary engineers, scientists and thought leaders; long before Google became … Continue reading Online Residents in an Institutional Capacity
Last Tuesday, I attended my first virtual meeting for the Open Networked Learning programme that I’m enrolled in, with three other course mates and our facilitators. We spent a fair bit of time discussing privacy issues and just today I read a comment from another course mate of her own brush with unwanted attention stemming from her digital presence. That got me thinking a little … Continue reading Preserving my privacy in this digital world: is that even possible?
So a week has gone by and I find myself struggling to get into the grove of virtual meetings and collaborating on Google Drive. Not because I am unfamiliar with the technology, but just because of time difference. Being close to the equator means my days start earlier than most of my other group mates, so by the time they’re ready to start, I am … Continue reading Open Networked Learning: Reflection #1
Having been in the continuing education space for some 18 months, I am relatively new to this specific industry. Not new to education though, having started my career teaching elementary students for about five years. The past 20-something years spent in media, traversing both traditional and “new” media. I was thrown into the digital space when web developers coded pages from scratch, before cascading style … Continue reading So my journey begins…