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EC&I 831 Summary of Learning

EC&I 831 Summary of Learning

Summary of Learning for EC&I 831: About this Course: Overall, this course provided real examples of the topics we were learning about: My professor demonstrated effective use of social media in a professional setting.  The course offered a networked, participatory environment in which students encouraged one another and shared resources in a variety of online … More EC&I 831 Summary of Learning

Week 7 – Learning Project

Week 7 – Learning Project

I stumbled across this video this week where a young man has documented his progress over one year of learning to play the guitar through online lessons. One thing I noticed is that it isn’t until 5 months of playing that he comments “this is the first I have ever played that really sounded like … More Week 7 – Learning Project

Social Media Activism…Are We There Yet?

Social Media Activism…Are We There Yet?

Can online social activism be meaningful and worthwhile? Is is possible to have productive conversations about social justice online? What is our responsibility as educators to model active citizenship online? The first 30 seconds or so of this video portrays the often-referenced parable of the “babies in the river”. In the first part of the … More Social Media Activism…Are We There Yet?

Week 6 – Guitar Project

Week 6 – Guitar Project

This past week has been a busy one! I completed my training to become a Professional Birth Doula (yay!) This has been a goal of mine for the past several years and was something I was initially considering to explore for my learning project. I am giving you this update because many of you were … More Week 6 – Guitar Project

OER, OEP and Me

OER, OEP and Me

This week’s assignment options encouraged the evaluation of open education resources (OER) and the consideration of open education practice (OEP). This course has been an introduction to both OER and OEP so I decided to “remix” our assignment approaches to make a blog post that was useful for me. A post where I could dive into my research … More OER, OEP and Me

Week 5 – Learning Project

Week 5 – Learning Project

This week I am continuing to improve on the songs I have been working on: “Stand by Me” by Tracy Chapman “Helpless” by Neil Young “Baby It’s You” by the Beatles “Sloop John B” by the Beach Boys However, this week was more about refining my work so far. Successes this week:  I have been … More Week 5 – Learning Project

Week 4 – Learning Project

Week 4 – Learning Project

“16/365 Guitar” by matthewgriff (EmmGee) is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Resources: In my face-to-face lessons this week, I received a few new things to work on. First, I worked on some rhythm counting in a few different strumming patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, and whole notes. This allowed for some diversity rather than … More Week 4 – Learning Project

Week 3 (Part 1) – Learning Project – Exploring New Resources

Week 3 (Part 1) – Learning Project – Exploring New Resources

Continuing with the Old… Face-to-Face Lesson at Music in the House This week my face-to-face guitar instructor introduced up-down strumming to my practice. These are supposed to be natural feeling but so far I have felt awkward doing them. He asked me to work on strumming down the whole chord but only strumming up the … More Week 3 (Part 1) – Learning Project – Exploring New Resources

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