APPRENTICESHIP training has been historically a top-down system. The apprentice left home, usually at a young age, and went to live with and was indentured to the master. Often, the master was the apprentice’s father. The status of the apprentice was similar to that of a servant. Not much has changed in the construction industry where the […]
Week 6 Learning Theory in a DL Context Michael Nauth EDDL 5111 1. What were the most interesting or important considerations for thinking about learning theory in distributed or online teaching environments? I think that one of the most important considerations when considering Learning Theory in the DL environment is the asynchronous learning network. When […]
I have yet to teach a course online, so I will limit my comments to my current practice. I am not sure which theory Maria Montessori espouses but there is definitely some of Piaget’s Cognitive Theory, some Humanist theory, and some Constructivism. I think that she ,too, might have been influenced by the Proverb (22:6 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
My name is Michael and I live in Ottawa. I am married and I have 4 sons and my wife has 2 daughters, and we are enjoying an empty nest. I am a carpenter by trade. I completed my early training and licensing in Fort St. John, BC. I currently teach carpentry at Algonquin College. […]