Tag: ED 431

Adult Learners and PLN

I’ve taught adults in person and online for more than 10 years and I always thought I had a pretty good handle on their expectations and needs. When I took ED 601 over the summer, research confirms my teaching practice is following the needs of adult learners (Boudeaux & Schoenack,...

Annotated Bibliography

As a cohort, we were asked to create an annotated bibliography.  Each cohort member contributed articles with annotations and we collaborated to refine our efforts into this document. After reviewing the articles selected by the cohort, what I found interesting is that each selection fits into the Community of...

Media Creation

This media is geared toward post-secondary students in the paralegal studies degree program.  The media is a tutorial in using Evernote, a note taking and organization tool being used for Advanced Legal Writing as a digital portfolio.  As I prepared for this project, I used each of the tools,...

Emerging Tools: Adopting Digital Portfolios

The concept of a portfolio to demonstrate a student’s learning over time is not a new development.  For centuries, artists have used portfolios to show prospective purchasers, mentors or sponsors their mastery of the genre.  More recently, portfolios have evolved into a digital medium where students can store, curate,...

Digital Portfolios

As an instructor, I would like my students share, collect, connect and reflect—or to build their own PLN—as part of their learning.  As a program coordinator, I’ve toyed with the idea of using student portfolios to measure student learning for several semesters.  Under my program’s Student Learning Outcomes Assessment...

Web Presence

As Williams observes, “An easy first step to measuring your digital footprint is to do a Google search on yourself” (p.188).  In one class I teach, students are asked to conduct an Internet search on me as part of a lesson on informal information gathering and investigation.  They receive...

PLE/PLN Journey

In the law, practitioners never seek to reinvent the wheel.  Like the language of a particular court decision? Use it (but always cite it).  Did the opposing counsel serve discovery requests with an interrogatory that would be perfect for another case? Copy it (you don’t even need to cite...

Reflection: Domain of one’s own

As consumers of information, I think we have lost touch with where information originates.  The web started as a learning space, “designed for the purpose of sharing information and collaborating on knowledge-building endeavors.” (Watters, A. 2017).  Now it is a vast network of commercialization. A good analogy is the...
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