As a lifelong learner, I continue to pursue best practices in education & technology. The following artifacts display my Professional Learning Network (PLN), show my research on a variety of topics such as using technology to encourage and support self-regulated and the obstacles of online learning, and explain my philosophy on lifelong learning.
Professional Learning Network
My Professional Learning Network (PLN) shows where I go for information, who I look to for help and how I influence other educators. This is an ever-evolving network as I continue to meet new people in person and through social media as well as discovering new resources that are available. If clicking on the picture below does not take you to my Prezi, please click here.
Research in Action
My Research in Action project sought to answer the question “how can teachers best encourage and support self-regulated learning in their students through the use of current technologies combined with sound pedagogy?” It includes an Executive Summary, Introduction & Background, Literature Review, Research Plan and Annotated Bibliography. If the reader below does not work, click here.
Reimagine Online Learning – An Infographic
Infographics are a great way to organize and present information. My Reimagine Online Learning infographic (built with Easel.ly) points out several reasons why online learning is not reaching its full potential. It is based on these four reasons. 1. Online learning often fails to provide students with social opportunities. 2. Students often do not possess the basic technology skills necessary to successfully navigate within the learning management system.3. Online courses often lack connections to real world problems. 4. Students often struggle to successfully manage their time in an online setting. Click here for a larger image.
Conquering the Wicked Obstacles of Online Learning
Reimagining Online Learning is a wicked problem that must be addressed as education continues to progress further into the 21st Century. After much discussion, my Online Learning think tank decided to focus our research and white paper on solutions that address three specific online learning challenges – social engagement, real-work connections, and technology skills. If the reader below does not work, click here.
Teachers as Lifelong Learners
Teachers must continue to learn throughout their careers. There will never be a time when a teacher knows it all, when no more learning needs to take place or when they can just coast by doing the same thing year after year. This essay address the question “how can schools help create a culture that encourages and supports lifelong teacher learning?” If the reader below does not work, click here.
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