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: 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!
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Ian Cleary, Founder of RazorSocial.com provides some great online marketing tools to help Course Creators with their marketing. The six tools we discuss are: Hootsuite - a Twitter Management tool (and other social media accounts too) - https://hootsuite.com Nimble – Relationship management tool - http://www.nimble.com Postplanner – a Facebook content scheduling tool, excellent for content discovery too! – http://www.postplanner.com (Affiliate Links) Inkybee – Smart Blogger Outreach and Influencer Identification - http://www.inkybee.com NeedTagger – Twitter Search tool on Steroids - http://www.needtagger.com Google Analytics – the free sophisticated analytics programme from Google – if you are not using this, you need to ask yourself why not? - http://www.google.com/analytics/
by Engage for Success - Audio Tips, Hints, Tools and View on Employee Engagement
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20 practical hints and tips on how to create and communicate your strategic narrative. Topics include involving employees in your strategic narrative, communicating your strategic narrative and tailoring your strategic narrative.