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Debate #5- Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?

When we initially began this debate, I was leaning more towards the agree side. Looking back, I fondly remember (perhaps with rose tinted glasses) a childhood filled with playing outside, camping, and spending hours on our bikes until the street lights came on. I also remember certain technologies being introduced throughout my youth (Nintendo, GameContinue reading “Debate #5- Is Social Media Ruining Childhood?”

EC&I 831 – Major Learning Project Summary

Again, wow! I can’t believe we are already at the end of this course, and thus the end of my major project. It has been a very busy semester filled with dough and icing. My fiancĂ© has appreciated all the baking popping up every weekend, but I am not sure if my waistline agrees withContinue reading “EC&I 831 – Major Learning Project Summary”

Summary of Learning- EC&I 831

Wow! I can’t believe that we are already at the end of the class. It feels like this semester has flown by. I enjoyed this class a lot. It was one of the most interesting classes I have taken so far. I am looking forward to seeing what Alec has in store next semester forContinue reading “Summary of Learning- EC&I 831”

Major Learning Project – Week 9

The time has finally come – my last week of cookie decorating (for this class anyways). This week I decided to try and tie everything together and create a variety of Christmas cookies with the royal icing. I knew right away that I wanted to do a candy cane and a Christmas tree. I thoughtContinue reading “Major Learning Project – Week 9”

Open Education Resources (OERs)

What are OERs? Open education resources are the resources that are available for free use and support the open education movement. In my post last week, I already elaborated on the definition and 5 main principles of open education resources. I also explained some reasons why open education is needed, and my general thoughts onContinue reading “Open Education Resources (OERs)”

Major Learning Project – Week 7/8

It is officially the Christmas season! Well, for me anyways. I like to start early. Since our class is almost complete, I decided that I wanted the last two activities of my major learning project to be related to Christmas cookies. For this (two) week’s challenge I decided to try my hand at a 3DContinue reading “Major Learning Project – Week 7/8”

My thoughts on Open Education and OER

Open Education and Open Education Resources (OER) is a new topic for me. I had no idea until our last class that OER existed, or that there was a central website available. I have spent some time this week further exploring open education and OER in attempts to better understand. So far, here is whatContinue reading “My thoughts on Open Education and OER”

Major Learning Project – Week 6

Going to keep it short and sweet this week! I kept it simple by trying a technique I had previously done on a cake with buttercream icing. I figured it should easily transfer over to be able to do on royal icing as royal icing will give an even smoother and harder surface than buttercream.Continue reading “Major Learning Project – Week 6”

Major Learning Project – Week 3/4

Well… better late than never! Last weekend, I attempted a new type of cookie decorating. Right after I made these beauties, I came down with flu. This weekend, I finally feel energized enough to blog about them, but I will not be making a new set. Hence the 3/4 combined post. Let’s begin!