After reading your post, personally, I agree that this YouTube video you shared is very related to the project, which is about Sleep Guide During COVID-19. Also, the use and design of animation can not only attract audience’s attention and increase their engagement, but also can make them become more interested in participating in the project. Good job! I think your ideas for the project are very informative, useful, and valuable. Also, I agree that video can be considered as an important and useful way for learners who have reading disorders or who are not good at English to watch and learn from.
I think your post is very clear, informative, and useful for us when we design our interactive learning project. We try to use the ideas you shared in our project in order to make is more inclusive and valuable. As you described, providing learners with a blog link that they can access anytime any place as they like if they have the internet access. In my opinion, using a blog as a teaching platform will be very useful and organized for learners to participate in. However, one of my questions is that how can our learners to know the link of our project? Thank you.
I think I have a better and clear learning of cooperative learning after reading your post. The explanation you presented is very clear and informative. I really liked how you explained the differences between cooperative learning and collaborative learning. Before reading your post, I was confused about the two kinds of instructional strategies and I though they are the same. The infographic you shared in your blog can help us to better understand them as well. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
I think your blog post is very organized, clear, and useful. I like that you use the course EDCI 337 you took before as an example to explain all the three learning theories. I think it helps people to better understand each learning theory directly and clearly. I agree that using learning theories in designing the courses can help to overcome a given instructional problem, provide the basics for intelligent, offer information about relationship among instructional components and allow for reliable prediction. The ideas you presented in your post help me to have a better learning of the learning theory. Thank you.
My name is Xiaoying Wu and my prefer name is Sakura. I am very glad to take this course. This is my fourth year in Uvic with the major of economics. Similar to most international students, my current educational goal is to graduate from Uvic successfully. After graduation, I plan to work in a bank; therefore, I think my major is very important and this course will be helpful for my work in the future as well.
When I was free, I prefer to do some sports activities, watch movies, read books, and go traveling. Actually, it was not my first time taking online courses in Uvic, but I still feel very excited to take it! For my previous learning experience, I had followed a few educational blogs and participated in some free online lessons, which are related to my major directly. I believe that both the educational blogs and online lessons are typical forms of open and distributed learning. I feel very glad to meet with you guys and learn this course.
Before proceeding with this first blog post, we expect you to consider your privacy preferences carefully and that you have considered the following options:
- Do you want to be online vs. offline?
- Do you want to use your name (or part thereof) vs. a pseudonym (e.g., West Coast Teacher)?
- Do you want to have your blog public vs. private? (Note, you can set individual blog posts private or password protected or have an entire blog set to private)
- Have you considered whether you are posting within or outside of Canada? This blog on opened.ca is hosted within Canada. That said, any public blog posts can have its content aggregated/curated onto social networks outside of Canada.
First tasks you might explore with your new blog:
- Go into its admin panel found by adding /wp-admin at the end of your blog’s URL
- Add new category or tags to organize your blog posts – found under “Posts” (but do not remove the pre-existing “edci335” category).
- See if your blog posts are appearing on the course website (you must have the the edci335 category assigned to a post first and have provided your instructor with your blog URL)
- Add pages, if you like.
- Include hyperlinks in your posts (select text and click on the link icon in the post toolbar)
- Embed images or set featured images and embed video in blog posts and pages (can be your own media or that found on the internet, but consider free or creative commons licensed works). To embed a YouTube video, simply paste the URL on its own line.
- Under Dashboard/Appearance,
- Select your preferred website theme and customize to your preferences (New title, new header image, etc.)
- Customize menus & navigation
- Use widgets to customize blog content and features
- Delete this starter post (or switch it to draft status if you want to keep it for reference)
Do consider creating categories for each course that you take should you wish to document your learning (or from professional learning activities outside of formal courses). Keep note, however, that you may wish to rename the label of the course category in menus (e.g., as we did where it shows “Learning Design” as the label for the “edci335” category menu. This will enable readers not familiar with university course numbers to understand what to expect in the contents.
Lastly, as always, be aware of the FIPPA as it relates to privacy and share only those names/images that you have consent to use or are otherwise public figures. When in doubt, ask us.
Please also review the resources from our course website for getting started with blogging:
This post will appear in a few places:
- in the blog feed on the front of your website
- in the Learning Design menu on your website. This is because we have applied the “edci335” category to this post and the menu item “Learning Design” has been created from the category “edci335.” For every post you make for this course, please assign the “edci335” category to it. You are welcome to use this blog for your personal hobbies or for other courses, in which case, you could create additional menu items and categories for them.
- if you give permission, your posts categorized “edci335” will be aggregated onto the Blog Feed on the EDCI 335 Course Website.
Feel free to delete this post once you understand this. If you have any questions, please reach out to your instructor.