by Vinyl Burns Radio Show
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Wake up with the naughty Reverend Dr. Vinyl Burns and his entourage of broken souls. Also featuring Herman the German Eye-In-The-Sky Traffic Journalist. Todays playlist: The revolution was postponed because of rain - Brooklyn Funk Essentials Stardust Kids - MGMT & David Bowie Fast Lane - The Eagles (Reflex Revision remix) I can't go for that - Hall & Oats (The Melker Project remix) I want to break free - Queen (Reflex Revisions remix) Godfather Six Step - Soul Parlour
by Course Announcements
Tags: discussion, micro-teaching lesson plan, educational autobiography
Hello Everyone, Thank you for another terrific discussion this week! I’m really enjoying your conversation about the pros and cons about professionalizing a field such as adult education. I think you’re doing great job thinking through some of the complex issues around certification and creating a code of ethics and really who has the final say in what the overarching rules and policies of a field should be. In addition, I am appreciating your beginning posts about the extra chapters that you read last week during about the knowledge society, and about future movements in adult education. This week the discussion is terrific and it is one of our last discussions about theoretical issues related to adult education and historical issues related to adult education. From here were moving to the actual practice of adult education. At this point, you should be working on preparing your micro-teaching lesson plan. In the introduction course we try to touch on all aspects of the Adult Education program (that you’ll cover in much more detail in the other courses throughout the master’s degree program) including the actual teaching of adults. So you will have an opportunity to create a micro-teaching lesson plan and to teach that lesson to your peers during the final week of this course. Please as always feel free to post any questions or concerns about the assignment guidelines on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board or you can email me questions directly through the send mail function on Blackboard. This week we have our final education autobiography personal journal entry due. We are wrapping up all of work on our educational autobiography and in doing so I’ve asked you to reflect back on all of you previous personal journal entries to really find out what you have learned about what it means to be an adult educator through this journaling process. I am really looking forward to reading your personal journals this week. As always they are due by the end of the day on Saturday. Right now, I am finishing up my office hours on Tuesday. I do have office hours on Wednesday as well from 8am to 12pm and I will have those same office hours throughout the rest of the semester. If those office hours don’t work for you please send me a note so we can find an alternative time to meet. Thanks again for all of your hard work everyone I look forward to the rest of our discussion it is open until 10pm on Wednesday. Have a great week!
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Tags: Discussion, mini case study, presentations
Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying Week #11. That’s right we are getting to the end of the semester. It comes so quickly! Thank you all for a great discussion this week. We are still continuing our conversation of formal and non-formal forms of adult education and we are getting into some discussion about the import issues of oppression and privilege within the field. You will be taking ADE 655 as part of the Master’s Degree program in Adult Education. I teach that course and of course that particular course focuses on adult education and its connection to oppression and privilege to society. So you’ll have an entire course to dig deeper into those issues later in your time here in the Adult Education program. My research is in social class oppression as well as oppression based on gender and based on location in society, so these issues are very exciting for me and you may see me jump in on the board to ask some clarifying questions and to move our discussion forward. In addition, your follow up discussion for this week is around education and globalization. You’ve read several chapters on international issues in adult education and this is the discussion thread where you can discuss those further. If you have an interest in international adult education we will be offering an elective course in the fall. That course “international adult education” will be taught by Rachel Dominguez one of our wonderful lectures. I encourage you to speak to your advisor if your interest in taking that class. Registration for fall and summer courses begins tomorrow April 9. Please touch base with your advisor to help you come up with a plan for course mapping throughout the program. If you’re looking for a summer course, I’ll be teaching ADE 660: Grant Writing for Education and Training during the A session this summer and I’d love to have any and all of you in that class. But don’t worry if you don’t take that class you’ll have at least one more opportunity to work with me in the program in ADE 655 and potentially ADE 689, the research course, as well. Speaking of international adult education, this Saturday you have your mini case study in international adult education due. You will be finding information for this case study largely through the internet. You can do a search of the type of adult education that you’re interested in, such as literacy education, and find out what programs are available internationally. Then you can pick an international program to find out as much information as you can about that program and then compare it to how literacy education or whatever type of education you choose operates here in the United States. As always, please feel free to email me questions directly through the “Send Mail” function in our Blackboard course site or post the questions on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board. Often times if you have a question your peers may be having the same question, so it’s wonderful to ask those questions on the “Ask the Instructor” board. Next week you will be presenting your mini case study as part of your discussion First Post. It will be your entire discussion first post. You will have the option to use a YouTube video, an ipadio Phonecast, or to post a script. If you haven’t tried to use one of our alternative forms of technology such as ipadio or YouTube video, I strongly encourage you to do so during this discussion board opportunity. It’s great to learn different types of media that you can use later on in your career in adult education. Unfortunately, ipadio recently got rid of the text to speech function. This was heartbreaking for me because I use ipadio so often. So please post a script or a description of your presentation along with any ipadio phone cast that you do. There are many different tools available for free online to do free text to script transcription. You can search those on the internet. If anyone really likes a particular text to speech tool, please post information about it on the “Ask the Instructor” board or on the Bulletin Board. Thanks so much for your help with that! This week I have my regular office hours. I’m just finishing them up now. I also have them tomorrow, Wednesday, from 8am-12pm. Next week my office hours will be slightly different. I will have my Wednesday office hours from 8am-12pm but instead of Tuesday office hours, I will have officer hours on Thursday morning from 8am-9am. As always you are welcome to email me, call or stop in during those times and if those times aren't convenient please send me a note and I’ll try to find an alternative time to meet with you. In addition to my change in office hours next week, you will be receiving my phonecast a day later on Wednesday. Thanks everyone for all your hard work good luck with your mini case studies. I am really excited to see, hear and read your presentations about those case studies next week!
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First run with Laura since her surgery. We ran at Lilburn Park and caught up with what has been happening. Looks like I am going to have a free entry to the Reebok Spartan Race to give away plus some discounts. Check out my losttrailrunner.wordpress.com blog for details coming soon. Just keep moving!
Talking about the historical and anthropological studies of the land of Israel and it's neighboring countries.
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