Michael on October 28, 2013

I tried to place my PowerPoint lesson here but was unable to do so. I have placed it on pbworks.

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Michael on October 25, 2013

The New Media Consortium. (2012). NMC Horizon Report 2013: The Higher Ed Edition. The New Media Consortium. Retrieved from http://www.nmc.org/publications/2013-horizon-report-higher-ed I chose to look at the report on Higher Education since I teach in the Post-Secondary sector. There were several of the trends that were discussed that would be applicable and helpful to trades training such games […]

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Michael on October 23, 2013

Online Learning for Carpenter Apprentices in Ottawa ON Examining the Digital Divide (Michael Nauth, 20/10/13)   Overview This short paper examines the results of a paper survey of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that was conducted in October, 2013 with three levels of Carpenter Apprentices (CA) as well as with students enrolled in a Post-Secondary […]

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Michael on October 19, 2013

The Suffern Middle School (NY) video(http://e-learning-engagement.blogspot.ca/2009/03/school-internet-policiesprotecting.html), that the young kids made, reminded me that as parents we have our children for a short while, when they want to be like us. And after that, they want to spread their wings and learn to fly on their own – “Believe in me, trust me, take a chance on […]

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Michael on October 14, 2013

Assignment 1B                 Web Service Evaluation (MN) I have chosen the web service at Slideshare.net as an appropriate introductory site that will engage the interest of the apprentice carpenters in my classes. It is a site where you can host and share PowerPoint presentations, pdf’s, and MS Office documents that you have created. It also is […]

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Michael on October 13, 2013

EDDL 5101                       Assignment #1                          Summary (MN) TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION for Carpenter Apprentices By comparison to what we are currently doing in the face-to-face classroom, using the web resources would significantly increase the breadth and the depth of the course. It would also have the added benefit of showing the apprentices the usefulness of the web […]

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Michael on October 10, 2013

Web 2.0 Tools have made and will continue to make the DL learning a ‘fun’ experience. The proliferation of Android and Apple apps for smartphones and tablets has literally put online learning at your fingertips. For academic types, Google Scholar and Meta-crawler make for easier searches. For adult learners, Khan Academy makes learning Math more […]

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Michael on October 9, 2013

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Michael on October 9, 2013

The “History of Distance Education” infographic shows the importance of distance education throughout history. Learn how StraighterLine is a part of that revolution.  

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Michael on October 9, 2013

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this and other online courses. I work well independently. I can read, synthesize, and publish my formed opinions on a subject matter. The readings, though, have a high ‘fog factor’ and I have found it tough going. I hope that it will improve when I get the language […]

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