18 March 2012

Axioms of an Extraordinary Online Instructor

"The deepest online learning takes place through relationship."
"Extraordinary teachers inspire students, model skills of critical thinking, foster collaboration, and encourage students to reach beyond what they perceive as their normal boundaries."

--L. Wildflower (2010)

14 February 2012

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

How cool is this?! Love the Periodic Table of Videos on the Understanding level. Click on the link or image below to view the page with working links to the individual sites.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy by Samantha Penney
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported LicenseAuthor: Samantha Penney, samantha.penney@gmail.com  

04 February 2012

Masters Research Project Forming

ʻAnoʻai kākou,

Exciting news! Through various assignments, a reccomendation from my instructor Dr. Kay Lehmann, and approval from the director of the MS-OTL program, my masters research project is forming. And I am feeling confident about it.

The working topic: Analysis of Nuiākea Hawaiian Culture Online Personal Enrichment Program

Basically, I will be researching what did and did not go well in the program from the Online Teaching and Learning perspective. How this adds to the body of research knowledge is particular to online multicultural education and online continuing education in a university setting--currently.

I am just beginning, but I am extremely excited! If interested, see what I have so far here. 


14 January 2012

Resuming My Studies with EDUI 6706

ʻAnoʻai kākou,

This past Monday, January 9th, I resumed my graduate studies. Taking it a bit more slowly this time by enrolling in a single course. Yes, it will take longer, but I think I am increasing my chances of surviving and having a somewhat reasonable schedule.

At work I started a new position three months ago, so the learning curve there is steep--but fun. I returned to my Information Technology roots, spending my days as an Internet Services Specialist. While currently my focus is administering SharePoint, the ISS team also administers: Linux Web servers, DNS servers, Microsoft Exchange Servers, ListServ, etc.

In my current CSUEB MS-OTL course, Research in Online Teaching & Learning, I am reunited with Dr. Kay Lehmann. She is such an awesome instructor. I pray daily that I stay healthy, focused, and productive throughout this coming year.

Happy 2012 to us all! Below is a picture with my nieces during the Holidays wearing our animal beanies.