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Tags: Week #6, Writing Center, paper scores
Hello Everyone! Thank you for a great discussion during Week #6. I'm sorry I didn't post an audio message last week, but my ipadio account wasn't working. I will try to post an audio message every week from here on. I also created a video folder in our Blackboard site. I'm going to post video content each week to support what we are reading and discussing in class. There are several videos in the folder already, including the one we watched for our follow-up discussion this week. Thank you for turning in your papers a week and a half ago. Normally, I have all papers scored within a week, but this first assignment takes a bit longer as the Writing Tutor scores the paper first. If you were not referred to the Writing Center but you would like additional help with your writing, please send me an e-mail. The Writing Center is a free service offered to all Adult Education students. You can work on your writing at your own pace with the Writing Tutor. All of the papers will be turned back this week. I score the papers "first in, first out" so that the first paper submitted is the first paper graded. All of the papers will be returned by Sunday, and I promise future assignments will be scored within one week. Thank you, again, for your patience! You do have another large assignment coming up. You have a site visit report due on October 19. Those guidelines are posted in the Assignment Guidelines folder. As always, please feel free to post any questions about the assignment on the "Ask the Instructor" discussion board. I hope you all have a great experience visiting an adult education setting. We've been doing a really wonderful job on the discussion board talking about some of the most important issues in adult education, such as access issues, diversity issues, and foundational concepts, such as andragogy, self-directive learning and transformative learning. Also, I am really enjoying your personal journal entries. I am humbled that you are willing to share so much with me. Of course, I keep these journal entries confidential. We will continue with our educational autobiography work for the next two weeks. I hope you are finding it to be a useful activity. I have office hours at the usual days/times for the next several weeks. Please feel free to e-mail, call or stop in for a visit. Thanks again for all of your hard work. I hope you have a great week and weekend!
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Tags: Week #4 Discussion, literature review topics, correlational vs. experimental research
Hello Everyone- I hope you are enjoying the Week #4 discussion! I am so excited to learn about all of your topic ideas and I look forward to reading your detailed explanation of what you will be studying in your research journals on Saturday. You also have a quiz due on Saturday, and the Week #4 discussion ends at 10pm tonight. Thank you for great discussions and quizzes during Week #3. We are moving through the information on statistical/quantitative research and next week we will resume discussing quantitative research methods. Last week, when we were discussing experimental research, there were a few points which I think need to be stressed a bit more, involving the variables and use of control. So, I have posted an additional document in the Week #4 folder that talks about the difference between correlational research and true experimental research. Next week, we will have our discussion and another quiz, and you should be well under way working on your literature review and annotated bibliography. As always, please feel free to post any questions on the "Ask the Instructor" discussion board. I also have office hours on Tuesday from 8am-9am and Wednesday from 8am-12pm. Feel free to e-mail me to set up an alternative time to meet. Have a great week!
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Tags: Week #3 Discussion, grading notes, personal journal entries
Hello Everyone- Welcome to Week #3 of ADE 500! Thank you for a terrific discussion during Week #2. I really appreciated our conversation. Some of you did a wonderful job meeting the discussion requirements for this course, and some of you have a bit more work to do. Please review my grading note for the Week #2 discussion. This week our discussion begins this evening at 5pm and runs through Wednesday night at 10pm. Please be sure to post your First Post by 5pm tonight, so that we can all interact with it throughout the open discussion period. I look forward to continuing our conversation this week about- What is an adult? and What makes adults unique? We will also discuss our philosophical orientation or "positionality." This is a great time to begin your Adult Education Definition and Positionality paper. You should have a lot of great information from your discussion posts last week which can feed into your paper, and your posts this week can feed in as well. If you have not done so yet, please read the Assignment Guidelines for that paper ASAP. This week we will also be working in our Personal Journals again. We will begin our "Educational Autobiographies" in order to understand more about what we believe about education and why we have those beliefs. We will reflect on both our positive and negative educational experiences from the past. Personal Journal Entries are due by 11:55pm on Saturday. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I have office hours tomorrow from 8am-9am, and on Wednesday from 8am-12pm. If you would like to stop in to see me, please send me a quick note to let me know what time. This is not a requirement, but if you do send me a note I will make sure I can see you as soon as you arrive. If my office hours do not work for you, please send me an e-mail and we can schedule an alternative time to meet. Thank you again for all of your hard work. Take care!
by Nikischer Course Announcements
Tags: Thank you, discussions, statistics
Hello Everyone! Welcome to ADE 689: Methods and Techniques of Educational Research. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with you all this semester. Many of you I have had the pleasure of working with before, and I am thrilled to have the chance to work with some of you for the first time. Thank you for a great Week #1. I enjoyed getting to know you all on the Introduction discussion board, and I appreciated reading your personal journals and computer/data back-up plans. Now that we are in Week #2, we are getting into some of the really important content of research and research methods. I always start the course with a discussion of research ethics, as I think it is the most important topic to consider before creating a study. Our discussion this week is on an altered schedule, due to the Labor Day holiday (Tuesday-Thursday). You have Quiz #1 due on Saturday. Next week we will begin studying statistics. I know it is not everyone's favorite topic, but I promise to make it as interesting and as painless, as possible! As you know, you can contact me any time through the "Ask the Instructor" discussion board, or through the Blackboard "Send Mail" tool. I will not have office hours tomorrow (Wednesday, September 4). My office hours for the rest of the semester will be on a slightly altered schedule, as follows: Tuesdays 8am-9am, Wednesdays 8am-12 noon. If those times do not work for you, please e-mail me and we can set up an alternative time to meet in person, talk on the phone or connect via Facetime. I hope you have a wonderful week! Take care.
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Tags: Welcome to ADE 500, grade report, office hours
Hello Everyone! This is Andrea Nikischer - your instructor for ADE 500: Introduction to Adult Education. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you this semester. Thank you for your introduction posts during Week #1. I enjoyed getting to know you, and I also enjoyed reading your personal journal entries and computer/data back-up plans. Please check "My Grades" to read any comments I have left about your assignments, and also check my responses in your personal journals. This week we begin our work with Adult Education content. We will be working with three classic texts in the field of Adult Education this semester, and I will add additional media pieces and articles, as well. Please feel free to contact me at any time through the "Ask the Instructor" discussion board, via "Send Mail" in Blackboard, or during my office hours. I have made a slight change to my office hours. The new hours will be 8am-9am Tuesdays and 8am-12 noon on Wednesdays. If these hours do not work with your schedule, please contact me and we can set up an alternative time. Thank you and have a great week!
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Tags: weather post, discovery education, post test
Good afternoon families. This is Ms Wilburn calling with your daily update. Jack(?) submitted an attempt to put the message on but I don't think it recorded. So students, listen up, you have to study tonight for your weather post test. You will have your weather post test on tomorrow. Use your study guide, use any of your notes, or outlines in your Times Journals, also visiting Study Jam dot com is a good place to go and type in weather to look at any ideas there and also reviewing any of the videos that we did on Discovery Education. So please study for your weather test and good luck and see you in the morning.