by Fitness and Real Life
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Tags: effort, fitness, hard work
http://www.tonycress.com Personal Trainer Tony Cress talks about realizing your effort, and if you are being true to yourself, or justifying failure to adhere to the plan
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Hello Everyone! Welcome to ADE 500: Introduction to Adult Education. I’m Andrea Nikischer, your instructor for this course, and I am super excited to have the opportunity to work with you all this semester. If you haven’t done so yet please take a careful look at all the documents on the Blackboard website for the course. You should read everything that is available in the Course Information folder, as well as all of the assignments and documents in the Week #1 folder. There are several assignments due this week. The first one is to introduce yourself to your fellow classmates. We do have a discussion board available in the Week #1 for you to make your introductions. Please make sure to read all the introductions of your peers and send a nice note to say hello. In addition, you have a Personal Journal entry due on Saturday, which is really a reflection of what you hope to get out of this course. You also have a computer data back-up plan due. I just want to make sure that you thought through how you’re going to save your work and what you’re going to do if you have any computer or internet problems throughout the semester. Lastly, you have a Syllabus Review Quiz due. I want to make sure you careful study the syllabus for the course and that you understand what is expected of you throughout the semester. On our Blackboard course site is an “Ask the Instructor” discussion board. Please post any questions that you have on that board. I promise I will get back to you within 24hours, but in most cases I get back to you within an hour or two. There are no bad questions, so please feel free to use that discussion board throughout the semester. You can also email me private questions directly using the “send mail” function on our Blackboard course site. I am very excited to get into the content of the course, which will begin next week. Please be sure to review the Assignment Calendar and the Reading Calendar. You do have a reading assignment due for next week and next week we will be starting our formal discussion board about the material we read for class. This Friday at 8am the discussion board for next week will open up on the Week #2 discussion board. You can review the question and work on your first post response over the weekend or on Friday or on Monday. You can post at any time between Friday 8am and Monday 2pm. Monday at 2pm our follow up discussion begins. I will post additional follow up questions and instructions and that discussion will be open from 2pm Monday until 10pm Wednesday. Please plan to log-on to that discussion board several times throughout the open discussion period. I hope you all are having a wonderful first week! I will continue to post announcements throughout the week and I will be available to ask answer questions at any time via “Ask the Instructor” discussion board or through my email. I also have office hours every week on Tuesday 8am-9am and Wednesday 8am-12pm. You can call me during this time or stop in for a visit, and if those times are not good for you can also email me and I will be happy to arrange an alternative time to meet. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you need help anything in the course throughout the semester. I am really looking forward to working with you all I hope you have a great rest of the first week of classes and a wonderful weekend. This is our first I-padio recording. Please look for one every week through the semester. Thanks and take care!
Listen as I share with you three practical steps to help make sense out of fear. 90 percent if what we worry about never comes true. So ask yourself this question that's in the podcast....as always.... Ibeauty!
by The Simplifying Complexity Podcast.
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Tags: moorishcastle, sintra, lisbon
The Arabs brought much to Iberia in the 9th Century. A Moorish castle stood atop the Sintra mountains overlooking Lisbon from that time. Well preserved, the fortress today stands sentinel to several UNESCO heritage sites which you might choose to enjoy. Basing yourself in Sintra is an alternative to the urbane delights of the city of Lisbon.
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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 The Online Learning Podcast
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Good morning student. This is your first day of your best school year yet. This year will be fill with fun work love learning hugs lots of technology exploring experiment but most of all respect and love for everyone. Remember we are a team. Now let's get started. Take the journal on your desk and write me all the things you would like me to know about you. My quote for the day is. Be yourself everyone else is already taken.