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Rhonda Dynes
Mohawk College
Faculty Member in Interdisciplinary studies with an interest in educational mixology!
Interests: edTech, eLearning, blended learning, hybrid courses, web 2.0, education 2.0, cooperative learning, differentiated learning, inclusivity, diversity, learning strategies
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Blended Learning: Online Gradebooks Online gradebooks are a godsend in two ways, and a challenge in one other. They are great because: students are in control of viewing and making sure their grades are there and match up with assignments that have been returned. They can also see what they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at The Mohawk College BlendR
Fantastic Jo-Anne. I'll pass that extra tidbit of information along!
Blended Learning: End of term concerns Now that we are far over half way through the semester and starting to reach the end, I’ve had the odd concern to deal with. They have included: students who choose or fail to understand that the online learning environment is literally a part... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at The Mohawk College BlendR
Blended Learning: The Learning Environment and Online Discussions Videos, online quizzes, textbook readings, powerpoints, and inclass activities are making for a varied learning environment. As well, the format of my course is set up so that all assignments are generic and ask students to use the learning from their own... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at The Mohawk College BlendR
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Blended Learning: Information Retrieval In terms of information retrieval, students have a variety of issues which seems to come from various system set up and online access issues. Powerpoints that open easily from my computers at home (Mac and PC), my office at the college (PC) and the computers in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at The Mohawk College BlendR
Well, it has been a sad long time since I posted. Can I claim I haven’t been online? Definitely not! So, here is an update of what has been going on in my four blended learning courses so far. I’ll include both positives and negatives and share some student feedback... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at The Mohawk College BlendR
Well, Summer is officially over for me and I've jumped back in the BlendR. I have officially finished my Masters of Education from OISE/U of T and my last course, in Cooperative Learning, has inspired me in running my courses in a big way. I also had a relaxing trip... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at The Mohawk College BlendR
Teachers have tough jobs -- lots of kids and lots of responsibility -- and budget cuts are making things worse. They have administrators telling them to boost achievement and personalize learning, but most of them are on their own without tools. But that is beginning to change as schools are... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 12, 2011 at The Mohawk College BlendR
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The BlendR is where we discuss learning mixology - need another metaphor? Students are our drivers, just like in a computer operating system. The system is the college - we run programs, execute commands, and de-bug where appropriate. Mixology is about applying learning skills, theories, and strategies, all in a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at The Mohawk College BlendR
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