It’s April 28th and can you believe I’m watching it hail from my window? It was 80oF just two days ago! This is definitely Klamath Falls!
Well, I’m sad because this is the last week for EDU 520 module. This module was about Digitally Mediated Teaching & Learning, and I had so much fun with it!
Yes, your Master course can be serious and fun at the same time! For this module, we had to develop our Personal Learning Environment (PLE), a Wiki page, our professional networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and a curation page. How not to have fun?
Well, I decided to be brave and take two modules at once, starting next Monday. EDU 510 is Cognitive Science in Teaching and Learning and EDU 515 Measurement & Metrics. Considering I like learning theories, I believe I’ll enjoy all of it.
Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted on my journey for the next eight weeks!
Well, my 2nd module at Post University (EDU 520) is almost at the end. Only two weeks to go and I feel sad, because I loved to be able to do so many projects.
My assignment for this week was to create my first VLOG (video blog). I explored the world of digital multimedia and I’m supposed to tell you my experience in a video blog.
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I hope you enJOY it!
Today, I’m going to talk about something very important: Digital Citizenship.
I had not heard this term before until I started my MEd. Course. I’ve been researching on this topic for a week now and I’ve learned how important it is and I believe everyone should be aware of it.
To start with, let’s review some concepts.
A person who is entitled to enjoy all the legal rights and privileges granted by a state to the people comprising its constituency and is obligated to obey its laws and to fulfill his or her duties as called upon (Business Dictionary, n.d.).
The world where digital technologies is propelled by explosive broadband growth and soaring mobile numbers, digital lifestyle, technologies at home, in the office, in school, on the street, in cars, in trains, in planes, etc. (International Telecommunication Union, 2009).
A discipline taught to prepare technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use (Ribble, 2017).
I’ve been part of this digital world since 2009 and I formally learned my rights and responsibilities this week; nine years later. But, I like the saying that states “better late than never”.
As a digital citizen and an educator, it is my responsibility to spread the word about Digital Citizenship and make my stand on my beliefs and actions in the digital world. My philosophy as a digital citizen and an educator is:
Citizen (2018). In BD Business Dictionary Website. Retrieved from http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/citizen.html
n.a. (2009). Living the Digital World. International Telecommunication Union Website. Retrieved from http://www.itu.int/newsroom/features/digital_world.html
Ribble, M. (2017). Digital Citizenship. Digital Citizenship Website. Retrieved from http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/
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I just got back from Chicago and that was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had in my professional life. It felt like I had died and been sent to ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers’ paradise.
As I mentioned last week, I went to the TESOL convention. For an ESL teacher, that is one of the most important events. I met professionals from all over the world and it’s very reassuring to know I’ve chosen the right profession and that, after 18 years, I’m still very excited about it and eager to learn new things.
The focuses of TESOL sessions this year were online teaching, collaborative web work and teaching refugees. I was happy to find out that Post University courses are very updated with what is going on in the market, and that I can make a difference helping people through my profession.
That was a JOY!!
Hi. I'm Raquel Poteet, an ESL and Spanish teacher. My calling is definitely teaching. That's why I decided to further my education. I'm enrolled in my TESOL M. Ed. program at Post University and loving it!