Hello this is Cristy(?) from Nicole Colty(?) and today we were in late canary wharf which is this mean the old days as they could pay for the Sammy and today it's certainly looked like a really special place the sun still isn't coming up over our her yet we haven't seen the sun and I've got a couple of weeks now but it does sort of like up one side of the this guy for a few hours today and the a car load which is absolutely beautiful. We went down to the lake and the Lake frozen. Not only usually frozen foods and a few days of really cold weather here not to we saw some no called cold you try mosquitos ___ the like so we get take away broken quite to go on it. They went for ski on area wo0 is really huge. So requires a local of time. Getting are the details and round round and things. No other
Hello this is a big hello from the Polo Cole team at the very top of Norway. We've gone as far north as we possibly can and we're at a place called Norcat(?) right now which is the end of the road. You literally drop into the sea and we can see the sea right in front of us so it's at top of a cliff but even though it's not like we just climb to the top of Mount Everest or anything we haven't had to clear the road today it still feels like a bit of an achievement to get here because we've been waiting through a storm yesterday and then waiting for all the ___ to get blown off the road today and we finally made it in the convoy right to the end of the road today so it feels like a little bit of an achievement on our part to get right as far north as you possibly can and this for us is as north as we're going to get. The next stop from here is the North Pole. So we have to stop here and we won't get this far north again in latitude terms even when we get out to Siberia so this is furthest North from us so we're all having a
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Tags: Discussion boards, literature review, CEP week
Hello Everyone, I can’t believe it, it is already week #15 our- final week in the course! Next week, of course, is CEP week and you do have a Research Journal Entry due on Monday, as well as a course evaluation (which will be email to you by an outside vendor). But this is really the last week of the heavy lifting in our course, ADE 689. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. The discussion is going very well. I think these past three weeks of presentation discussion have been incredibly valuable, and I can see how you all are progressing in the questions you ask and the comments you make about each presentation. I am seeing real growth here and I think it is incredible. Make no mistake, you have learn a tremendous amount of information in this course. The final two assignments of the course- the Literature Review and the Hypothetical Research Presentation- are among the hardest assignments in the entire ADE program. They were supposed to be challenging. I am glad that you found them challenging and I hope you were able to see how learning about the research methods is one thing, but applying those methods to readings to analysis and synthesis of articles, and applying those methods to an actual research project, is a different animal all together. I am so happy in this course that we were able to both learn about the methods and actually apply and use the methods. I think you are all doing a terrific job and I love the growth that I am seeing on the discussion boards. You all received back from me via email your scored literature reviews. Great work everyone! Doing a literature review is a tremendous undertaking and you should be very proud of yourself for completing one. I sent them via email so that you will get all of my detailed comments in your Word documents. I know the Blackboard grade book has been a source of great frustration to us all, so for that assignment I decided just to send it to you directly so that we can cut the Blackboard middle man. Please do review the comments I made in your Literature Reviews and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. As always, if you think you were graded inappropriately or unfairly, definitely contact me right away. I’d be happy to talk with you about your score. In general, I think you all did a really good job and I think you all are moving forward, which is the most important point. This week we are finishing up our discussions. We have three presentations going and you all are doing an excellent job on those discussions. The boards are open until Wednesday 10pm. On Thursday, I will post the presentation scores to our presenter’s grade books and I will post those presentations summaries in each of the presentation discussion boards. Those summaries are my interpretation of what the most important critiques of each presentation have been. Please do not look at peer feedback or my feedback as a critique of you- this is a really important and essential process in learning how to become a great researcher. We’ve (those of us who are now working in research and scholarship) all go through the peer review process. We’ve all had some really critical critiques, and if you can learn how to use those critiques to make your work better, well then you can truly do something great. So, thank you for being open to the process, I think it can be challenging, but it is so very critical to becoming a great researcher, a great scholar and a great student. So thank you for your openness, again. My summary post and those scores will be posted on Thursday, and that really is the conclusion of the heavy work course. In the CEP week folder, there will be another (my final) ipadio course announcement, as well as a Goodbye Discussion Board. If you would like to post a farewell message to any of your peers in the course, you can do so there. And of course, you will have one final Journal Entry to reflect back on the work that you’ve done in this class. Next weekend, please take a minute, if you can, to run a grade report or to look at your scores in the course and to see what score you expect to get and what score you want to get in the course. If you think I have put a score in incorrectly or something isn’t scored, please contact me. Hopefully by the weekend the Blackboard grade book will be in excellent shape and you will be able to do the exercise without too much trouble. I will be available via email over the weekend and on Monday, and next Tuesday morning I have my final office hours from 8-9am. I am happy to speak with you over the telephone or meet with in person. So again, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thanks everyone- have a great week!
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Tags: Micro-teaching discussions, personal journal entries, article critique
Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful week off last week and enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday. I am thrilled to see you all working in your small groups teaching your lessons from your Micro-Teaching Lesson Plans. By now you should have posted your lesson plan, a description about how you will teach your lesson to your peers, and also the actual teaching materials for your peers to learn about the lesson. Each lesson should take approximately 15-20 minutes, so please make sure you have enough information available for your peers, but not too much information. We all have a busy week these final weeks of our course, and we want to make sure everyone has time to participate in each lesson in their small group. I have noticed some files are available through file exchange and some are available through the discussion board, so please make sure you check both areas in the small group site. Please also remember that by the end of your discussion period you should have given your peers both a short program evaluation and a short assessment. These can be very brief, but please make sure you put in some sort of assessment for your peers and some sort of evaluation for your peers. You should probably post those by tomorrow morning at 8am to give your peers enough time to look at them. The sooner you can post them during the follow-up discussion period, the better. Thank you again for your hard work this final week of our discussion! I know it is one of our most interesting and challenging weeks, and it is wonderful to see the various ways you have chosen to teach your micro lessons for adults. As I mention previously, in the future you will be taking at least two more courses about adult education methods where you will become masters in the teaching of adults. So this week get your feet wet and have fun. In addition to our discussion this week, we do have Personal Journal Entry #9 due. It is posted and ready for you to submit anytime between now and 11:55pm on Saturday. After that, on Monday, we have two additional assignments due- the final two assignments for the semester. We have the last of our papers; the article critique, which I explained will be strictly scored for APA style and grammar, much like our initial paper- the Adult Education Positionality Paper was. So, please be very careful with APA style guidelines and with grammar and format in that Article Critique paper that is due by 11:55pm on Monday. Also, due on Monday is your Final Personal Journal Entry. It’s a reflection on the course. The questions will be ready for you on Saturday morning at 8am. So you can turn in that Personal Journal Entry any time after 8am on Saturday, and you can turn in your article critique anytime between now and 11:55pm on Monday. As always, please feel free to post any questions or concerns on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board. I do have office hours tomorrow, which is Wednesday, from 8am-12pm. Please feel free to contact me via telephone or come in for a visit, if you have any questions or concerns about the course. Part of your Personal Journal Entry this week is to do a grade check. Please run a grade report or look in your grade book and check all the scores you have received in the course. I want to make sure everyone gets the correct grade in the course and that there are no surprises. So please add up your points in the course. Take a look at what score you are likely going to get and ask me any questions if you think an assignment has been scored incorrectly or unfairly. I am very open to talking to you about your scores in the course, so please don’t hesitate to contact me either tomorrow during office hours or via your Personal Journal Entry. I will have office hours next week as well, on Tuesday morning from 8-9am, and those will be my last office hours of the semester. Thank you again for all of your hard work this semester and for you wonderful discussions this week. I look forward to participating in the rest of your discussions which are open until Wednesday night at 10pm. Thanks everyone and have a nice week!
Hi this is Felicity and I'm calling from pretty much as Northern as North as you can get in Norway the famous end of Norway is a place called Nord Cap Nord Cape and we couldn't quite get there today cos of the weather. So we're in a little village a little short of that but we're gonna stay here over night and the storm is raging outside it's really incredible it just suddenly the visibility just disappears and you can have ___ wind for a minute or 2 and then it'll die back down again so you go from being able to see something a few kilometres away to not being able to see something a few inches away. We only got this far because of the help of the snow plough men who drive up and down the road they get covered in snow and keep it clear so that people can get through to the villages up here but even they closed the road to Nord Cap today because it was too windy. Apparently yesterday they advised had one of these huge snow plough machines get physically blown off one of the roads cos it was
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EU rules to end fish discards could penalise smaller fleets in Cornwall, it has been claimed. Laws to end the throwing of unwanted fish overboard were agreed this year after a campaign led by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. The University of East Anglia said smaller fishing vessels were "at risk of having their fishing curtailed". Cornish fish producers said the policy had not been thought through. Policy supporters said it would end waste.
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Hello Everyone, Welcome to the first presentation week, Week #12. I want to wish all of our presenters good luck! I hope you enjoy the process of having your work peer reviewed this week. Please know that everyone is reviewing your work with the best intentions, and of course they are required to ask questions or make a comment or suggestion for improvement. So, please understand that the process is done with the best intentions. I hope you all find it to be a very useful process. We have four presentation discussion boards being run this week. Everyone is required to participate in all four boards. If you are presenter, please make a first post so that you can enter your discussion board, and be sure to response to the questions and comments from your peers. If your peers post a suggestion or comment that you don’t understand or that you would like more information about, please feel free to ask your peer a follow up question. Additionally, if anyone makes the suggestion that you don’t agree with, in your response you can offer a defense as to why you have set things up the way you have (originally). Again, this should be done with the best intentions and we should all have a great attitude as we go into the peer reviewed week. For those of you who are doing the reviewing this week, please make your critique as specific as you possibly can. General suggestions often don’t move the process forward, but very specific, precise suggestions do have the ability to move our conversation forward in a very positive way. You’ll be offering those positive comments about the literature review and the hypothetical research study, as well as suggestions for improvement or questions. Please make sure you frame those questions and suggestions in a positive light, and again please be as specific as you possibly can and check back to see how each presenter has responded to your peer review feedback. The discussion board this week is open from 12am Tuesday, so it is open now, through midnight on Thursday. You are able to interact that entire time, but everyone must make a first post on the presentation discussion boards by noon on Wednesday. Peer review presenters please remember to respond to your peers as quickly as you can, so that the conversation can continue with a back and forth exchange about your response to the initial feedback. After this week, I think we will have a good sense about how the peer review process runs. Please feel free to ask any questions or concerns on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board. I will not be participating in the presentation discussion board, because those board are being run by the presenters. I don’t want to “hijack” the conversation with any comments or questions that I may make or ask, so I will save my feedback until the end of the discussion. After each presentation discussion week has ended, I will post a summary post on each discussion board summarizing what I believe were the main points of the discussion and clarifying any outstanding questions or concerns. So if there are any concerns outstanding at the end of the discussion period, I will be able to response to those after the discussion has ended. Presenters: if someone ask a question and you’re not sure what the answer is, please try to find out. This is a great time to use your course readings and resources, and you’re welcome to go to outside resources as well, to clarify any questions or concerns that arise. I am thrilled with the presentations that I have been reading. It’s wonderful to see the way that you’re thinking through the information that learned in this course and putting it into action into your hypothetical research plan. I look forward to the rest of the discussion this week. Have a great time and I will post my summaries on Friday. Take care everyone!