Lucky to find this course!

Hello everyone, I’m new to the MET program, and thrilled to have found this course.  Last month I wrapped up a 7 month dream trip with my partner, mainly to Ecuador/Colombia, and France.  Now, with the return to high school teaching (physics 11 and 12), I’m looking forward to implementing some changes.  Going into September I made my teaching load half time, and ordered a tablet PC (touch screen laptop that I’ve been impressed by at Math Teacher Conferences) with the intention of profiting from a commercial education venture.  THEN I found this course!  I expect it to help me be more specific about the “commercial education venture”.  I’ve created time to pursue something (reducing to part time teaching), obtained the resources to help make it possible (Tablet PC), and will find information to help make it happen (this course).  I’m ready to go!

My email for this course (specially created due to the blog insecurity) is dychko522@gmail.com

With my partner in front of the White Cliffs of Normandy

With my partner in front of the White Cliffs of Normandy

September 4, 2008   1 Comment

Another “old timer” …

Hi all:

My name is Joey (short for Joanne).  I’ve been working at BC Institute of Technology for a number of years where I have also studied and taught courses in computer technology, and conducted applied research projects in information technology.

My main interest is in the direction of education, and educational technology which led me to the MET program. The experience has been a many-splendored thing (like Cheryl, I am another struggling old-timer) — humbling, thought-provoking, enlightening, and very enjoyable.  I can’t believe that I’m nearing the end.  This term I am taking my 9th and 10th MET courses, and there is still so much to learn!

As others have observed, while educational technologies are not a silver bullet there are so many opportunities in which they can be applied well.  Through this course I want to gain some insights into how to best integrate my experience in business and systems analysis with the business of e-learning.  I am looking forward to working with and learning from all of you.

September 3, 2008   2 Comments

Gillian’s Intro

Hello, everyone. 

I am currently taking my 6th and 7th MET courses (522 and 531) this term.  I hope to finish MET next summer, if all goes according to plan (and we know what happens to plans sometimes!).

I work for a K-8 DL program in New Westminster, BC; however, we use very little technology in the program so I don’t have much in the way of a technology background. That means that both 522 and 531 are really going to push me out of my comfort zone.  However, I’m looking forward to this course, as the delivery and content are both new and highly interesting to me.

I have a 13 year old son (communication has been reduced to grunts) and an incredibly supportive husband.  When reading the various introductions, I noticed a lot of references to Kamloops; we love to go to Sun Peaks, and try to get in as much skiing time as possible every winter.

You can reach me at sonnannAtgmaildotcom

 

September 3, 2008   4 Comments

Introductions, M1, Kampschuur

Hello:

Today am celebrating the one week birthday of my daughter.  For the next eight months I am on parental leave and will also endeavour to complete the MET program with 521, 522, and 531 this term and two electives next term.  During this time I will also make an attempt at getting into some semblance of shape to participate in my third Ironman next August.

I am Faculty with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and as a Chartered Accountant I teach for the professional accounting bodies and participate in the development of programs as a designer and content expert.

I reside in South Surrey and can be reached at [edited so no longer in proper format / spamming] marc[underscore]met@shaw.ca and here is a little clip of our triathlon adventures.

Am now tired from trying to figure out “proper form” for the e-mail and working around non-functional menu buttons in the editor.  Think this evening I can call it a tie – Marc 1, Technology 1.  Look forward to sharing this adventure with you and the applications of learning technologies that we will encounter in the course (including this blog).

Cheers, Marc

September 2, 2008   6 Comments

Hello from Zilong

Hi all,

My name is Zilong Zhai, I born in Shanghai and now lives in Richmond, BC. I am the administrative coordinator of CTCMA (College of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists of BC), and take care of registration and exam development.

This is my last course in the MET program, but my first course within a weblog environment! From WebCT, BlackBoard Vista to Weblog, the MET program keeps developing, but is always for the only goal: To Improve the relationship between technology and learners. Compared to WebCT or BlackBoard Vista, I believe weblog can greatly facilitate the online discussion.

Though I am not an instructor or course designer, I always find a lot of chances to integrate learning theories and instructional technologies I learned in this program into my daily work, like mandatory safety courses, workshops or exam development. So I am eager to learn more in this attractive course. I look forward to working with you and wish you all the best.

Best regards,

Zilong

The photo is My wife and I in Boracay, Philippines

September 2, 2008   4 Comments

Intro – Michael Peterson

 

I’m really excited to be starting this course.   I worked directly with the MET program in 2005/06, and had the pleasure to meet both our instructors at that time – I was very impressed.

 

I have a degree in Political Science, and about 10 years experience working mainly with entrepreneurial programs in the post-secondary sector.  The opportunity to do a business boot camp with these instructors was too good to pass up.

 

I visited Ottawa earlier this year and was very interested in the production of the Afghanistan exhibit at the National War Museum.  During this course, I hope to look at learning ventures attached to museums and cultural institutions. 

 

I can be reached at michael.peterson@ubc.ca

September 2, 2008   3 Comments

Hello from David Vogt

Hi everyone!  David Vogt here.  I’m one of your co-instructors.  What I love about this course is how much I learn from all of you.

I’m looking forward to meeting and interacting with you all.  Please tell us a little about yourself in your introduction. There’s more about me further on in Module 1.

You can email me at: david DOT vogt AT  ubc DOT ca

This is photo is me upon hiking to Machu Picchu last October:

David @ Machu Picchu

August 29, 2008   1 Comment

Welcome to ETEC522, please introduce yourself!

Hi all. Welcome to ETEC 522.

This is a place for introductions and getting started.

I’m David Porter (davidp), a co-instructor for this course. You can reach me by email at –> dporter at bccampus.ca

Porter1_bw.jpg

Please add your own introduction. Include any web sites or bio info that you like. Add a photo.  Give us your coordinates for any direct follow up by email.

Tell us your interest and/or experience with the theme of this course, and expectations you have for it. We’re really looking forward to navigating the venture terrain with you.

As a convention for posts in this module, please use these tags:  

introductions, M1, your last name.  

You’ll begin to see our tag cloud for this course grow and segment as we add posts and additional tags.

d.

August 26, 2008   5 Comments