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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thesis Seminar: Week 4 Roundup

http://youtu.be/KUYV4C9QGvc

Thesis Seminar is a course I'm teaching this semester, and am using YouTube quite a bit to record tutoring sessions and weekly summaries. The course can be found here: https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/821256

Thesis Seminar: Week 2 Roundup

http://youtu.be/VLbyLFR_tlM

Thesis Seminar is a course I'm teaching this semester, and am using YouTube quite a bit to record tutoring sessions and weekly summaries. The course can be found here: https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/821256

Thesis Seminar: Week 1 Roundup

http://youtu.be/a9Y7LxKlKGY

Thesis Seminar is a course I'm teaching this semester, and am using YouTube quite a bit to record tutoring sessions and weekly summaries. The course can be found here: https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/821256

Thesis Seminar Week 1

http://youtu.be/XGubpmrlH4Y

Thesis Seminar is a course I'm teaching this semester, and am using YouTube quite a bit to record tutoring sessions and weekly summaries. The course can be found here: https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/821256

Monday, February 3, 2014

Five myths when learning an additional language

There are seven days in a week, and someday is not one of them...

http://youtu.be/0x2_kWRB8-A

Five barriers people feel they face (myths) when learning an additional language...

  1. No language gene or talent

  2. Too old to learn a second language

  3. Can't travel to the country right now

  4. Bad memory for all that vocabulary

  5. Frustrate native speakers

Getting the question right...#edchat

Starting a productive dialogue oftentimes depends on getting the question(s) right, #edchat.

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All of the questions above are good questions to consider for conducting a Twitter chat, but I would propose a slightly different version of the second question in order to slightly shift the direction of conversation:
How does one integrate time to collaborate and reflect into one's daily routine?

Compare the above question to the following:
What would be the effect of building collaboration and reflection time into your work schedule?

The latter question creates two additional questions that really get us nowhere...
How accurate is one's expression of an effect, given that we are human beings (unpredictable, complex, emergent, and subjective individuals)?

What are we really asking when we presume that time to collaborative and to reflect occurs only within one's work schedule?

If we simply share how we currently (or historically) manage our time (to collaborate and to reflect), we might have a more productive discourse.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Professional learning...a community or a network?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KymcI4KM4So&feature=share

I enjoyed today's discussion.  After participating in this productive discussion on ICTs, I wanted to ask the following question...
Thinking in terms of personal/professional learning, would you characterize how you interact with others more in terms of a community or a network, and why?