Goingeast.ca – Scott and Becky’s grand adventure #whydomain

In preparation for a course I’m teaching this summer that involves creating a domain for the purpose of hosting an ePortfolio, I tweeted asking for help asking for any resources that would help students choose a domain name. In doing so, Terry Green pointed out an activity called WhyDomain that is part of the Ontario Read More …

Student journals as instructor-learner interaction

Rather than using the quiz functionality, I implemented journals using the blackboard learn journal functionality. I am loving it. Students are writing 2-4 paragraphs about the class. They are doing much deeper reflections, connecting the content to their lives outside the classroom. But even more important, they are using the journals to have a 1:1 dialog with me. Students are asking me questions that sometimes go well beyond the scope of the class – such that it already feels like a real connection. I feel like I’ll get to know my students better – but they will also get to know me better. Read More …

Oppression of the disease and its treatment

In looking at health literacy from a socio-cultural and critical perspective, one of the themes I’m looking at is oppression. I had originally thought that I’d be looking at my experience and how the healthcare system (e.g. providers, insurance companies) was oppressing me – although I questioned the term oppression┬áin part because the healthcare system Read More …