The Effects of Social Media on Education Today-Reflections on the Web Conference

Reflections on the Web Conference Out of all of the assignments in PIDP 3100, the trends and roles blog assignment was the one I approached with the most trepidation for a couple of reasons.  Initially, I was nervous about creating a blog, as I had never done so before now, and the steep learning curve … Continue reading The Effects of Social Media on Education Today-Reflections on the Web Conference

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The Effects of Social Media on Adult Education Today-Trends

Trends Teens are actively tweeting, posting, liking, and commenting all across social media and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.  Increasingly, teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of social media for use in the classroom and beyond – connecting students, teachers, and parents better than ever before. (Best Masters … Continue reading The Effects of Social Media on Adult Education Today-Trends

The Effects of Social Media on Adult Education Today-New Insights

New Insights With the rate at which information is being shared in the 21st century, it is no longer sufficient for educators to continue to teach strictly using methods of the past. Gone are the days when the job of educators was to stand at the front of the class lecturing and to offer assistance … Continue reading The Effects of Social Media on Adult Education Today-New Insights

Lesson Planning Components-Assessment/Feedback

Assessment/Feedback While assessment tools can be beneficial to educators in gauging student learning, it is the strategies that we adopt for providing feedback that have a lasting effect and transform student learning.  Think back to a time when you received feedback from an instructor, was the experience a positive or negative one and how did it affect your attitude towards the … Continue reading Lesson Planning Components-Assessment/Feedback

Lesson Planning Components-Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Creating a Positive Learning Environment Creating and maintaining a positive learning environment in your classroom is one of the key components to ensuring the success of your adult learners.  So how do we go about creating this environment?  According to James Ballou (2011)  there are some basic guidelines that adult educators should incorporate into their classroom … Continue reading Lesson Planning Components-Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Lesson Planning Components-Instructional Strategies/Processes

Instructional Strategies/Processes The “Instructional Strategies” document published by Alberta’s Education website offers a comprehensive guide on the processes/strategies educators can use within their classrooms to assist them in ensuring they are meeting the learning outcomes for their students.  This document explores the instructional processes, provides rationales on when and why to use each of the … Continue reading Lesson Planning Components-Instructional Strategies/Processes