This Friday we will have the first session of the English Skills Workshops for 1st year students. Although not mandatory, I am requiring almost all my advisees to attend it and I will keep a record of their attendance. This is another way we are trying to improve students’ skills and it is really important that they attend it.
Helping students with their Journals
Since the beginning of this “e-Portfolio” thing, I have been relying a lot on Journals in Mahara as evidence of student growth and to promote reflective learning. So far, so good, except for the fact that students keep forgetting how to do it or sometimes, do things in a way that is not really what I want. So, last year, in the Global Citizenship Course, I made a video that showed the whole process: from writing a journal entry to Read More …
Mapping course objectives and CT
I am not sure it is possible… yet, but lately I have been thinking that there must be a way to map my course objectives with critical thinking. The Bloom’s Taxonomy comes to mind… now the questions is, can a (easy to understand) mapping be done? Today I found a document from the West University of Florida which tries to educate instructors on how to write effective learning objectives. It looks like a place to start. The document can be Read More …
CT & AL Handbook
On Friday last week I sent an email to faculty asking them to provide me a tree paragraph explanation of (at least) one CT and/or AL activity they do in their classes. The idea is to document what we are doing and also be able to provide new faculty with a tangible document introducing some ideas of AL and CT in the classroom. Well, today I finally finished the first mock-up with 11 activities. It might look as a small Read More …
Today I could catch up with the Moodle training offered by Learn Moodle (https://learn.moodle.net/). We are into the second week of the course and, although I don’t see myself as a beginner, I can see already a lot of inspiring uses in my classes. It is always good to learn new things… right?
FD session report
Yesterday’s session was amazing. We were not only able to cover everything we wanted but people’s response to it was great. Faculty members seemed very receptive and interested. The files distributed during the presentation, as well as the presentation itself, are in the page below: http://portfolio.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp/mahara/view/view.php?t=mT1CRzUx6lSnQiN5qOJB