by Nikischer Course Announcements
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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!
by Course Announcements
Tags: Discussion, mim-case study of an international provider, presentation
I hope you are enjoying week #10! It’s been a really interesting discussion about the different chapters that you choose to read in the Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education. I think those chapter are all very important, and you all will have a chance to get more in-depth in those topics in ADE 605 and ADE 655. In this course we just introduce the ideas and you study them further in future courses in the program. So I’m sure you’ll enjoy those courses later on in your time period in the ADE program. This week, as a reminder, you have your international mini case study of and adult education provider due. It’s due Saturday by 11:55pm and you will be presenting your case study as part of our discussion next week. Much like you did for the presentation of your site visit reports, you will have the option of doing an ipadio phonecast, Youtube video or typing out your transcript of your report as a First Post. So, be prepared to turn in your mini case study of an international provider and be prepared to do a brief presentation, which will be your First Post for next week’s discussion. I’m really looking forward to seeing what providers you chose and to learning more about them. As always, I have office from 8am-9am on Tuesday and 8am -12pm on Wednesday. Please feel free to come in and visit or call. I always love to connect with students, so please feel free to contact me at any time and remember the “Asks the Instructor” discussion board is always open. Thank for all your hard work! Have a great weekend.
by 5000 Mile Project
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Tags: running, adventure, south america
After nearly 15 months or running, culminating in 7 marathons in 7 days running with a trailer, listen as we report exhausted but elated the end of this incredible journey, in support of South Americas remaining wildlife and wildplaces!! Thank you Ipadio for helping us commmunicate our exhausting run, and managing to publish our updates from some of the most incredible places on the planet (and making it useable despite us using some of the worst connections on the planet!)