Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!

The schedule at the bottom of this page is a suggested timeline, but please aim to have everything completed by the evening of Sunday, September 26...or Monday. Remember, there aren't any 'due dates' on your blog posts, so 'late' isn't really a thing.

Thank you to those who have registered for a blog site. Keep in mind that your blog privacy settings will determine whether or not your posts can be syndicated to the course site. See the page called 'Creating a Blog on the OpenETC' under the section 'Privacy Settings' for details.

Also, there are still several people who have not submitted the Learning Pathways Survey. Please make sure that you have submitted the survey, found on the Social Spaces page (please contact me if you don't have the password).

Also, please get in the habit of using the category edci335 on each of your posts. Click here for instructions for creating categories and applying them to your posts. Let me know if you need assistance!

This week, we are going to dig into how people actually learn. You will watch a short, and hopefully entertaining, video about riding bicycles, read a chapter in one of the course texts, and, importantly, get started on your Learning Design Blueprint, which is due Sunday, October 10 and is worth 20% of your final grade.

The blueprint is a critical component of the course and also your work in the Interactive Learning Resource assignment, so that is why your blueprint must be submitted before you submit your Interactive Learning resource.

If you would like, we can schedule a time to meet in Zoom so you can ask your questions and get responses all at once rather than a bajillion emails.

I hope to see you in our Zoom meeting at 3PM (Pacific time)!

September 20-26

Things to do...

Join our optional weekly Zoom meeting on Monday @3:00 PM. If you haven't already, complete the set up tasks from earlier this week.
Read the Learning Theories post on the course blog. Suggested timeline: Tuesday, September 21
Read the post 'Why is Learning Hard?' and consider how learning design might be affected by a learner's bias or motivation. Suggested timeline: Wednesday, September 22
Read the post Motivation and Learning. Suggested timeline: Thursday, September 23
Respond to the blog prompt by Friday, September 24. Make sure you use the category edci335!
Meet with your learning pod to introduce yourselves and begin thinking about a topic for your Learning Design Blueprint and Interactive Learning Resource
In your learning pods, discuss your individual responses to the blog prompt for this unit.
Try to schedule time for yourself to get some exercise, which has been shown to have all kinds of physical and mental health benefits. It doesn't have to be much, every little bit helps!