Capstone Project Submitted

At precisely 11 pm. last night this student submitted her final assignments for her BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program!

What an incredible ride! Every class, course and instructor was an amazing experience. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is considering expanding their career into instructing.

It is Monday evening at 7 pm. I have no idea what to do with my evening. No more assignment deadlines, forum postings or blogging that has to be done.

I am sure I will find a way to fill my time…

Stay tuned because this blogger is going to start creating…

 

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Vancouver Community College

Hey… I need to shout out to  world about the VCC!

I am close to finishing the last class of my BC Provincial Instructors Diploma Program. Final course ends this week. Capstone Project starts right after!

I cannot say enough about my experience as a student in the PIDP. The instructors are amazing. They are skilled, supportive and knowledgable. The curriculum is designed to bring out the best in the learners. The campus is a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

I would endorse this college without hesitation.

Check it out if you want to purse some education. They may have the program that your goals are from.

Cheers!

Digital Story Telling

Very interesting website. It teaches you how to make interesting digital stories through examples. My favourite way to learn!

“The Goals of this Website

The primary goal of the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website is to serve as a useful resource for educators and students who are interested in how digital storytelling can be integrated into a variety of educational activities.” http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu

Run Your World  by Madelein de Bruin    2015

 http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/ds/dsembed.cfm?vid=448&w=640&h=480

Never give up on technology. Problem probably solved with some cash!

Sharing my first uploaded power point presentation even before it is marked! Why? Because I am so darned grateful it is done! I work with a Mac system and I have been on a learning curve that became a circle. Moral of the story… don’t give up. At the end of the day all I really needed is to buy the premium level of author stream! Lesson learned.

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/Janny309-3043065-21-days-bali/

Would love to hear some of your techie nightmares 🙂

Still love my learning and the technology we have!

Cheers!

Pondering the Concept of Virtual Emotional Intelligence.

http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/05/21/online-students-need-virtual-emotional-intelligence/

Interesting article on virtual emotional intelligence.

I have my own thoughts on the impact of technology and the virtual world on people’s self concept and emotional coping mechanisms.

What impact does technology have on the development of valuable social and communication skills?

How does technology impact the ability to fit in to a classroom, training program or workplace if self-concept comes from a virtual identity?

We hear all the time now how technology wins the battle for attention. Most would agree that  technology is a prominent part of everyone’s life. Many would argue that this does not impact their social functioning, motivation or success. So why then are more and more people feeling left behind and isolated even when they are so virtually connected? What impact does technology have on fundamental life skills and those soft skills and attributes that get people jobs? Does technology increase isolation?

I am not a philosopher but I feel very strongly that if people connect more with the ‘virtual world’ and find all their social satisfaction in online communities and virtual interactions this can have a negative impact on their ability to interact or contribute in the physical world.  A strong perspective I know, but working where I do I meet so many people who self-disclose anxiety disorders that also report strong ties to social media and gaming. I am truly of a belief that the Internet and its ‘pseudo’ society of connectivity may have more that just a small contribution to this anxiety.

So can virutal emotional intelligence be learned or is it just attributes of a balanced individual who spends time in both the real world and online?

Thoughts please?