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Hello Everyone, I hope you’re enjoying Week #6. Thank you so much for your excellent work on the discussion board. The discussion is now open and it will be open until 10pm on Wednesday. This week in addition to thinking through the readings from all of this semester and this week, we are also watching a video and thinking through the ways that the lecturer, Ken Robinson, considers failures and needs in education, thinking through how those thoughts from Ken Robinson apply to our experiences in K-12 education and our hopes and goals for K-12 education, as well as how his ideas relate to the ideas in Adult Education, such as self-directive learning and something that we’ll be talking more about next week- transformational learning. I hope that you are enjoying the video. I did not post it because I think you should agree with everything Ken Robinson says, but rather because it’s a great jumping off point to have a discussion about how we can improve education. In addition to your discussion this week, you do have another personal journal entry due. Thank you so much for all of your work on your educational autobiographies. This week you will be thinking through the qualities of your best K-12 education teachers and those teachers who were less effective. It’s really important in this educational autobiography entry that you be very specific. You really want to think about what were the exact qualities of the teachers that you had that made them great, or maybe not so great. At this point you should be thinking through your Site Visit Report which is due at the end of Week #8, right before we go on spring break. Because you have to do a site visit, it is very important to plan in advance where you would like to go and what you’re going to be looking for in your site visit. The assignment guidelines for the site visit are posted in the Assignment Guidelines folder. I hope you all find a very interesting and exciting adult education program to observe, and I really look forward to hearing our thoughts on those observations. Thank you so much for your patience on the grading of the Adult Education Definition and Postionality papers. The papers will all be returned back to you tonight- by the end of the day. I have received them back from the Writing Coach and you will receive both my comments in one attachment and a separate attachment from the Writing Coach. I will also let you know if you have been referred to the ADE Writing Forum for assistance with your writing. Please do not be upset if are referred to the Writing Forum. We all have different skills and some of you have not had the opportunity to fully develop your writing skills in your undergraduate education. That’s okay because we offer you a free service here in the Adult Education program to strengthen your writing. We know that employers want to see Master’s level prepared students who have strong writing skills and strong critical thinking skills, and those are two things that we work very hard on here in the Adult Education program at Buffalo State. If you weren’t referred to the Writing Forum but you will like to be part of the forum, which is available through Blackboard, please just send me an email and I will be happy to add you. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the way your paper was scored or you think it was scored unfairly or incorrectly, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to discuss with you in detail the score that you received and I am always open to hearing reasons as to why the score should be changed. At this point, I think we are moving pretty quickly to the mid-point of the semester. The snow outside makes it seem like the time is moving slowly, but I think our time together is moving very quickly. Next week you will be completing a midpoint review as part of your personal journal entry and then Week #8 is the official mid-point this semester. As always, please contact me if you would like to get together to meet via telephone, Skype, or in person. I have office hours this week, as usual. I have them today from 8am-9am and I will have them on tomorrow, on Wednesday from 8am-12pm. I am also happy to meet with you at a time that is more convenient for you. All you need to do is send me an email. Lastly, the “Ask the Instructor” discussion boards are open. Unfortunately, in one section of AED 500 I did have to create a new “Ask the Instructor” board. If you haven’t done so yet, please be sure to subscribe to that board so that you can receive notices when questions and responses are posted. Thanks again for all your hard work everyone. Thanks for your patience regarding the grading of the Adult Education Definition and Positionality papers. In the future all of your papers will be returned back within one week. Have a great week and weekend!
Texting is vital in life and education, can be safe and effective, enhance learning British study reference: Kervin, L., & Mantei, J. (2009). Collaborative gathering, evaluating and communicating ‘wisdom’ using iPods. In J. Herrington, A. Herrington, J. Mantei, I. Olney, & B. Ferry (Eds.),New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education (pp. 99-109). Wollongong: University of Wollongong. Retrieved from http://ro.uow.edu.au/
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Students love texting. Why not harness this for learning? This phonecast provides 3 options for using texting in an educational setting. Texting is a viable education tool and I believe that we should start using texting for communicating and collaborating on school work.
Social Ops is a new podcast navigating the Influence Activity Battlefield. n this third edition Nicole and David discuss Social Media and Influence Activity both in a civilian and military context, and talk about the Bosnian Spring, Crisis Comms and politics in Social Media. How do you ensure what you see is true? How to measure believability? How to conduct Damage Limitation. David has set up a LIVE auto-updating aggregator of tweets from the "Bosnia Spring" at http://www.rebelmouse.com/ProtestsBiH/ to show the "conversation flow" and Nicole suggests some further reading at https://econ.duke.edu/uploads/media_items/snyderwine-dictator-s-dilemma-final.original.pdf Social Ops is a collaboration between http://wwwsocialmediamonster.com.au and http://www.militarysocialmedia.eu
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Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying the Week #3 discussion. It’s really wonderful to read all of your responses on the discussion board. I think the discussion is going very well. It is currently open and it will be open until 10pm on Wednesday. On Saturday this week, you have a personal journal entry due by 11:59pm. It is the first part in our series of educational autobiography posts. We’ll be exploring our past educational experiences to understand how we’ve come to believe what we believe about education, teaching and learning. Please note that next week is President’s week. There are no classes at Buffalo State on Monday and Tuesday, so we will not be having a discussion board next week. We also will not be having readings next week, and I will not be holding office hours on Tuesday or Wednesday. The focus next week will be completing your Adult Education Definition and Positionality Paper. Please pay very careful attention to format, grammar, APA style and of course the most important part- content. The assignment guidelines are available on the Blackboard course site. Please feel free to post any questions about the paper on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board, or you can email me private questions directly using the Send Mail function in Blackboard. I will be available all week next week for questions, so please do not hesitate to ask me any questions that you have about the assignment. I hope you have a terrific rest of the week this week and a great week next week. I look forward to reading your papers on your definition of adult education and your position on adult education. I will be sending those papers to our Writing Coach, as well and the Writing Coach will score those papers for grammar, format and also APA style. It takes about a week and a half to two weeks to return those papers, because they do involve the Writing Coach and also myself in the grading process. I’ll get them back to you as quickly as I can. I always score them in a first in first out bases. That means the first person to turn in their paper is the first person to get it back with a score. Again, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions or concerns and have a terrific couple of weeks! I will post another ipadio phone cast during Week #5. Thanks everyone.