Article review: Stop Talking …

Marissa Carl Acosta posted to Google+ about Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education. I saw it and immediately wanted to read parts of it. Grabbing a random chapter, I dove in. This text, by evidence of chapter five: Into Our Classrooms, has lessons each instructor and student can benefit from. Chapter five has several sections. I read both An Octopus in Every Lesson and Saving the World with Indigenous Pedagogy. After reading one chapter it is clear I need to read all of this…

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Article review: Learner-Centered Assessment in US Colleges and Universities

In the Use of Learner-Centered Assessment in US Colleges and Universities, Webb describes a utopia where instructors have given (through learner-centered assessment) “ a mechanism for prompt feedback to students, fosters collaboration with peers and faculty; and results in increased student-faculty contact.”  (Webb, 2012, p 203) I agree with the need for multiple drafts of written work and constructive feedback. Getting other students involved in group work and providing feedback is also a great idea. This is just not something that happens quickly. The article includes an excellent description of what…

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Methodology

Taking this opportunity to drop in another paper I wrote for ED603. Let me know if you find it helpful! Introduction This paper discusses the evaluation of methods for a research project that involves attempting to measure building community interaction among first-time users of Blackboard while capturing the participants’ opinions of their experience. Preparing for my research project I evaluated both the qualitative and quantitative research methods. Prior to understanding about the mixed method, I determined to incorporate portions of both types. The quantitative research method is…

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Bias? What bias?

I've done some of the assignments out of order (in ED603). This is another one of those assignments I liked so much I wrote it twice. Introduction This paper discusses addressing several forms of bias while conducting research. Researchers need to be aware of, and counteract the possible introduction of, bias in areas of their research including conducting their literature review; performing their study; working with, evaluating, and listening to their research subjects; analyzing their data and writing their report. As a student new to research I…

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