Education is often the floorboard in which we build our lives. However, limited job prospects and educational opportunities are a reality for many people, and these realities are often unrelated to the choices a person has made. For example, think of the job market – the crazy, increasingly competitive job market. People with multiple degrees … Continue reading Openness & equity
I love learning and I love professional development (PD) opportunities. PD is an important part of any career path, but more importantly, it catalyses lifelong learning. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how I seek, make sense and share my PD. Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a critical part of learning and PD, so … Continue reading Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?
You’ve just enrolled in your first online university class. What do you need to know? Do? Understand? What are the best strategies for online learning? In this blog post, I’ll share my top tips for studying online. Make a study plan A study plan is crucial to online learning. Every semester, I make a plan, … Continue reading Tips for studying online
Recently I delivered a speech titled "Empathy the answer to visually-impaired students' educational experience," (where I talked about the role of the toolbelt theory). You can watch my speech below: I have received a number of questions from the speech and decided I would post them on this blog for people to read (please see below). … Continue reading Visually-impaired student experience
The literature by Siemens is a familiar discourse within higher education. In fact, the questions posed on the NGL blog are the same questions Siemens asked a decade ago, and ones that continued to be asked today. It seems, with the advancement of technology, the higher education sector is in a race it can never finish, … Continue reading Some things change, some things stay the same
This post is not related to any of the questions on the NGL blog, but is inspired from this week’s discussion on pedagogy and technology. I have just watched the catch-up zoom recording and have been thinking about Chris’s emphasis on pedagogy and the discussions surrounding being critical on technology. As a teacher (librarian), I … Continue reading Pedagogy vs. Technology: It’s time to stop the debate!
In this post, I will explore network technology and communities through the following questions. What type of “networking technology” do you have access to now and into the future? Currently, I use similar networking technology as Keturah, including learning management systems, social media, blogs, 3D printers and mobile devices. Recently, I’ve managed to connect my … Continue reading Are you digitally included or a useless digit?