One concept that resonated with me when reading Barkley’s text was the one of Expectancy. Specifically summed up: “Students’ expectations are inextricably linked with their self-perceptions. Students must have confidence that, with appropriate effort, they can succeed. If there is no hope, there is no motivation.” Cross and Steadman (1996) p.11 in Barkley’s text. Barkley… Continue reading Expectancy
Heutagogy is a word I have never even heard before, so this is a bit of a mind-bending topic for me. I am interested in learning more about the application of this concept, as it still feels a bit fuzzy to me, and I wonder how applicable it is for my work situation. I work for… Continue reading Heuta-what?
As I wade through the forums in this course and process/digest all the new information and well-written posts, I notice I am always processing the information through the lens of online learning – ie. How will this concept transfer to the online environment? I work for a college that does combined programs – so some… Continue reading Virtual Icebreakers
We were in Manning Park this weekend, with very spotty wifi, so while my partner was running a 50Km trail run (yes, he’s crazy), I was reading and re-reading bits and pieces of these chapters, and trying to find something to focus on in my first journal assignment. I’ll leave those musings for that assignment.… Continue reading Barkley’s SET Textbook
I have created this blog for the purposes of completing my Provincial Instructor Diploma program at VCC. My first online course is 3250: Instructional Strategies. I’m really excited about this course!