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Good Bye PIDP 3240

I am writing this on the eve of submitting this blog to my Instuctor Brian Cassell for grading.   This is my 8th blog posting since my Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PDIP) 3240  “Media Enhanced Learning” course started at the beginning of March.  I set myself the goal of making one blog post per week along with the regular discussion forum postings and journal assignments that were part of the course curriculum.  I was also part of the Social Media component so blogging, Facebook and Twitter became part of my life.

As a “digital immigrant” coming into the digital age of the internet at the age of 48 and someone who’s “smart” phone is an old Blackberry (I just upgraded my old Playbook to a new Samsung Galaxy Note  8.0) this was fairly challenging.  Looking around I can see why the younger “digital natives” are glued to their wireless devices.  Pocket size cell phones can make videos and sound recordings, take photos and within minutes it goes out to a global audience.  Your 15 minutes of fame is just the right #hashtag, likes, hits or social media strategy away.

The most important thing that I learned in the social media component is that I had to develop a social media strategy in order to use the medium effectively.  I learned that people will follow people who provided good content, not just re-tweeting or sharing the latest cat meme.  Google does has its limits so I looked for sites like Scoop.it and Redditt where you can set up tag searches and find content posted by others with a similar interests.  Good content is curated content, ask any librarian.  With the vast amount of dubious content on the internet it is important to verify your sources before posting or reposting their content in order to maintain your own credibility.  This is something that has to be passed on to our students.

I used the keywords:

social media, technology,construction, apprenticeship,teaching and Canada 

as tags and set up the topic of Adult Education in general keying in on Apprenticeship Training in order to narrow my subject field further.  I am interested in teaching in this field upon graduation and I am also teaching some general interest welding and fabricating courses at the Vancouver Community Laboratory (CoLab).  In order to facilitate this I set up two RSS feeds from Google News.  This brings the content right to my blog and it is constantly being updated.  I also have accounts on Redditt and Scoop.it along with my Facebook and Twitter feeds in order to provide more sources for content for my blog.  I recently set up a Facebook page for the blog which I can use to regularly post content to and as I get into the habit, it will be easy to remember to sharing it with the VCC/SIE  Facebook page too.

I had a Twitter account that I never really used so I had to learn how it all worked.  I used to think it was place that people told the world what they had for breakfast.  I learned that #hashtags are useful for sorting through content and I will have to get into the habit of using them more often in my tweets,  which I will have to start providing on a regular, consistent basis.   At the same time realize that quality is better than quantity.

I found the Discussion Forums to be a useful place to share lots of interesting information with my classmates and learn a bit about their field of expertise and what their interests were.  The forum discussions are a fantastic learning resource with links to a vast amount of information on the discussion subjects.  I posted my contributions to the blog and I incorporated many of the Web 2.0 Tools and videos posted by my classmates into the resource section of my blog so they can be used for future reference.  Thanks to all my talented classmates for finding them for me.  I have also included some of the course materials I created for the PIDP 3100, 3210 and 3220 courses.  I look upon this blog as a research portal I can use as I complete the PID Program.

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So what are my overall feelings as the course comes to an end?  Hopefully I will get to meet some of my classmates face to face as I continue my studies.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to access the ooVoo chats so I missed out on a crucial aspect of forming an online study community.  I don’t feel I made the same level of connection with my classmates as I have when I took classroom courses.  It is just part of being flesh and blood human beings we are part of nature and we need that personal connection.  A primevial part of me feels sorry for the people I see around me immersed in their digital devices.  How will they hear the predator that’s sneaking up to devour them?

Thanks Brian for facilitating the course and thanks to my classmates for providing such an immense amount of information on digital instruction and online learning.  I will continue to follow your blogs, your tweets and your Facebook posts.  I learned a lot about how technology is rapidly changing the delivery of education online from the brick and mortar institutions and how can this best serve our learners.  As an adult educators I realize that technology is just a tool I need to master in order to facilitate learning and understanding amongst my students.  This course is just a start.

Videos

These are some videos posted by my PIDP 3240 class

How to create QR Codes

TED 3d Printing

Paperless Assignments

Wordclass Online Tutoring

How not to Network

The Digestive System: Crash Course

Web Search Strategies

Holographic Telepresence

What is Active Learning?

Scatron Forms

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

How to Use Technology in Education (21st century education)

Technology in the Classroom: Digital Media

Pecha Kucha: Get to the PowerPoint in 20 Slides

pecha-kucha in the classroom

Pronouncing Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha: Get to the PowerPoint in 20 Slides

Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver – Ernesto Gomez

Virtual Career Fair

Immune Attack Trailer

LinkedIn Tutorial 2014 – Introduction / What is LinkedIn?

Schoology Tutorial

Quick Overview of Blackboard

The Jing project- a free screen capture program.

Educational Uses of Second Life

Virtual Reality Classroom Trains Teachers

Get to know your smartboard

SMART Boards Why are they so easy to use?

SMART BOARD IN HIGHER EDUCATION

5 Ways to Use Powtoon in the Classroom

Powtoon! in the Classroom

Using Blogs as Instructional Strategies

Speed Grader – Instructure Canvas Feature Highlight

How to make a jeopardy game in powerpoint!

Using the iPad to Take Notes

One Laptop per Child

History Of Instructional Media

Life After Death by Powerpoint 2010

Duarte Design’s Five Rules for Presentations

Nancy Duarte talks at TEDx East

Make a Presentation Like Steve Jobs

Wikis in Plain English

SlideRocket Demo Video

Adam Bellow’s Educational Tech Commandments

DC Machine – Simtel Basic Electrical and Electronics

Leap Motion With Windows

Autodesk Reaches into New Worlds of 3D Design with Leap Motion

Learning A-Z Intro

Socrative in the Classroom

GETTING STARTED WITH ELLUMINATE LIVE!

Convert iPhone Voice Memo to MP3

Three Year Old Reading to Little Brother Using Sign Language

RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

Learning Graphic Facilitation – 7 Elements by Bigger Picture

Twitter in Plain English

How To Add Some Flip Chart Magic To Your Presentation

TED – What we are Learning from Online Education

TED – Let’s use Video to Reinvent Education

TED – The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Using Student Mobiles as Voting Devices with Turning Technologies RepsonseWare

Android Wear: Information that moves with you

Elmo P10 Document Camera Tutorial

Get to know your smartboard – SMART tutorials for teachers

Dealing Fairly with Copyright-Protected Works of Others

What is Fair Dealing? A Copyright Lecture with Alan Kilpatrick

21st Century Education

TED – How YouTube thinks about copyright

YouTube Copyright Basics (Global)

Turnitin – Introductory Video

Locate copyright friendly images with Compfight.com for an Educatiional Media Project

Our Future with Bill C-11

Elizabeth May: Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11)

TED – A free digital library

Creative Commons & Copyright Info

Jay O’Callahan: The Power of Storytelling

Mastering the Chaos – Managing a Flipped Classroom

Salman Khan Describes Future Classrooms with Blended Learning

The Basics of Blended Learning

Blended Learning in Plain English

Blended Learning and Technology Integration

Seth Godin on Education Reform

TED – Your body language shapes who you are

How to use YouTube annotations

TED – Your brain on video games

Information Literacy: Not All Information is Created Equally!

E-learning: How to deliver an engaging Virtual Classroom presentation

Using Skype in the Classroom

Video Conferencing in the Classroom of the Future

What is Web 2.0? What is Social Media? What comes next??

TED – 3 rules to spark learning

TED – Deb Roy: The birth of a word

Top ten tips for using technology in the classroom

How is Technology Transforming Education? Sir Ken Robinson

TED – How social media can make history

The Brain: No Limits Mind Mapping and Information Management

Douglas Thomas on Video Game Learning: Interacting With Media

Cloud Computing for Education

TED – The Gaming of Educational Transformation

Digital World: Teachers Today

The Future of Digital Learning

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

Education Today and Tomorrow

Networked Student

CompTracker: Replace Paper!

The Internet & A Baby’s Brain

e-portfolios for starters

Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba story

The Gaming of Educational Transformation

Desire2Learn v10: Overview for Students

Mastering the Chaos – Managing a Flipped Classroom