Hello, My name is Chantal Faucher. Here is my intro podcast. I have been teaching for over 15 years and look forward to 15 more!
My word cloud emphasizes student learning and engagement (as it should, probably!), but also references my favourite vacation spot (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) and my most recent pleasure reading (Mrs. Queen takes the train). Although perhaps a disparate set of ideas, they all do evoke reflections on common themes: the roles we have, our obligations …
I have not had much experience with online learning as either a facilitator or a learner. This course has certainly given me insight into the process of online learning as a student of these three modules. An effective practices that I have observed and experienced so far is the incorporation of videos into the […]
My favorite vacation spot is on the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. I backpacked the 72 km trail a few years ago. It was an amazing experience to climb up and down ladders, scramble over the tide pools and ocean shelf at low tide, and pitch a tent on a deserted beach falling asleep …
We were asked to create a video or an audio and upload an image…I went for all 3 options 🙂 Brief bio: I enjoy all aspects of social psychology; however, my main area of research is forgiveness, and I have studied it from both the victim and perpetrator perspectives. I obtained my degrees in Social-Personality …
Hello! Each of us has so many aspects to ourselves that it’s hard to narrow it done to just a few tidbits for an introductory post – don’t want to write a novel! I thought I’d go with the suggestion of creating a word cloud and including the image. One of my passions is Restorative …
One effective practice I have experienced with regard to online learning is the peer-review activity I completed as part of my work assignments in an online course offered by the University of Illinois. I remember when I got to share my App design with other students and received very constructive feedback. I also learnt a lot from …
I am Salvador Barragan, I have taught in Canada for 12 years f2f. Currently, I am finishing my first online class that was designed by somebody else. In this online class I am teaching there are many learning activities , accompanied by a learning activity composed of a few steps in the next order: Activity … Continue reading “OTL301 – Post 1”
My favorite vacation spot is Mexico because I am from there and I haven’t had much opportunity to visit family in my 12 years in Canada. The last book I read was “Onward: How Starbucks fought for its life without losing its soul”: https://www.starbucks.ca/onward This is an interesting biographical experience of the founder of the company … Continue reading “Introducing myself”
I am the newest OLFM for the OCHS 3511: Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Standards course. As a Canadian Registered Safety Professional and owner of a safety consultancy with nearly 15 years of experience in safety, this course is a good fit for me. Although I have done several e-learning training sessions, all were … Continue reading “OTL 301 – Post 1”
The answers to my favourite vacation spot and last novel read are New Orleans and 1Q84, respectively. This is followed by a couple paragraphs on teaching philosophy. It is interesting to see keywords from various topics intertwined with each other. The word cloud is open to anyone’s interpretation, especially without context. Fun exercise.
Hi all! This is Enrique Torres. I am an OLFM teaching Multivariable Calculus. I don’t have a favourite vacation place. Any nice camping site will do for me as long as I can spend good times with my family. It’s been ages since the last time I read a novel. I think the last thing […]
An example of an effective teaching practice relates to one aspect of my work as a doctoral student. Remote students in the program had the option to undertake three separate and distinct research projects rather than undertake the typical comprehensive exam process that is part of most doctoral programs. This was an advantage to me … Continue reading OTL301 – Post 1
David Kumka is a former high school teacher and college instructor who took a brief hiatus from teaching. After spending the last 30 odd years as an IT consultant, and pausing along the way to pick up and M.Sc. in IT and a Ph.D. in Information Systems, David has (happily) returned to teaching as an OLFM.
In my office hours in a face-to-face course, when students ask some questions I normally lead them towards the answer by breaking the question into smaller pieces and ask them to solve the smaller questions one after another. For online courses, I have also adapted the same technique and this is done via emails. At … Continue reading Post 1 – Getting Started
Often times, knowledge transfer involves more than just the final product, say, a finished painting. In this example, the process, or the painting technique, would be the focal point. In chemistry, this is often the case, especially for topics such as electron flows. A fully drawn out reaction mechanism may only tell part of the … Continue reading Post 1 →