Saturday, 17 March 2012

LAST WEEK

It is easy to say this is the last week but regretful am going to miss you people on Nicenet ,
For the past nine weeks was such a wonderful experience to have been exposed to wonderful knowledge and skills. From the day We were introduced to class rubric, delious page , blogs and Nicenet it was amusing and real great to learn,

Though the class ends the knowledge will not end, Nicenet and the wiki will be my preferred tools and the PPT will be maximally used to enhance technological changes,
I would have lot to  say but no word that would suit my altitude so my only word is saying thanks to you all to have share great knowledge from Janine you've been such wonderful classmate. Bye and  meet you in Facebook group.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Week 9, Final Project

This week was  a week of its kind, working on finalizing  the project report thanks to Lina and Wasonga for their productive comments which make my final report look they way it is, it was nice having them as peer reviewer.

The discussion for the week was rewarding  mainly talking about multiple intelligence and learning styles sure everyone got the desired facts, in addition to multiple intelligence the article by  Richard Felder at http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSdir/styles.htm  was the wonderful as it describes the types of the learners and what learning style is suitable for each type.
For example he talks of the ;

VISUAL AND VERBAL LEARNERS
Visual learners remember best what they see--pictures, diagrams, flow charts, time lines, films, and demonstrations. Verbal learners get more out of words--written and spoken explanations. Everyone learns more when information is presented both visually and verbally.
In most college classes very little visual information is presented: students mainly listen to lectures and read material written on chalkboards and in textbooks and handouts. Unfortunately, most people are visual learners, which means that most students do not get nearly as much as they would if more visual presentation were used in class. Good learners are capable of processing information presented either visually or verbally.
How can visual learners help themselves?
If you are a visual learner, try to find diagrams, sketches, schematics, photographs, flow charts, or any other visual representation of course material that is predominantly verbal. Ask your instructor, consult reference books, and see if any videotapes or CD-ROM displays of the course material are available. Prepare a concept map by listing key points, enclosing them in boxes or circles, and drawing lines with arrows between concepts to show connections. Color-code your notes with a highlighter so that everything relating to one topic is the same color.
How can verbal learners help themselves?
Write summaries or outlines of course material in your own words. Working in groups can be particularly effective: you gain understanding of material by hearing classmates' explanations and you learn even more when you do the explaining.

This is very rewarding for teachers as they can seek for alternative of helping the learners.
Nyinondi.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Week 8, ANVILL's week.


ANIVILL's WEEK 

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This week has been a wonderful week for very few things , one of the things is meeting with the entire class one line it was wonderful to talk to you guys, am sure Jeff made his best to make us meet in the same time.
The week also had a topic on ceating online class, it is nice to have the online class as I said on my post  but my concern is about the areas where internet and even computers are still a problem.
My suggestion on the schools where accessing an internet or even computers then one-computer classroom will be the best for them as only the teach can have one for all the requirement.

My question may be what about the places where electricity is a problem(mainly in remote )?  how can we integrate technology in those areas?