Assessment Tools for Evaluating Instruction and Assessing Student Learning

Evaluation and assessment are crucial aspects of the teaching and learning process. I will begin by distinguishing between evaluation and assessment as defined by Newby, Stepich, Lehman, Russel and Ottenreit-Leftwich (2011) in Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning. Then I will discuss two techniques I have employed to evaluate my instruction, namely student tryouts and … Continue reading Assessment Tools for Evaluating Instruction and Assessing Student Learning

Instructional Techniques, Media, and Technology

The appropriate use of instructional media can enhance the learning process. I explore how a presentation and a webquest can augment a lesson about cultural notions of beauty. Check out the reflection (TLDR) based on this assignment. Beauty Lesson Outline I conducted a series of lessons about Beauty to briefly introduce my students to different cultural beauty … Continue reading Instructional Techniques, Media, and Technology

Instructional Methods: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Limitations

In the last few years I have had the opportunity to develop my own lesson material and assessment procedures. I decided to adapt an existing lesson, and make it available as an e-class. The lesson I chose to adapt is about idioms, specifically writing a bucket list. Check out the lesson outline and reflection related … Continue reading Instructional Methods: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Limitations

Comparing Behaviourist and Experiential Learning Theories

An eclectic approach to learning and teaching can provide instructional experts with multiple approaches to enable efficient learning. Different learning theories can be employed depending on the objective of the lesson, the context of learning, and the nature of the learners. I compare behaviourist learning theories with experiential learning theories. Perspective, Definition, and Learning Process … Continue reading Comparing Behaviourist and Experiential Learning Theories

Overview of my INTMAEU ePortfolio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWf0aLYm84&ab_channel=kindleflames I recently uploaded the ePortfolio I created as part of the Diploma in Tertiary Education (PDTE) to arendsig-akademie.net. This is an incredible project started by Dr Christa van Staden, the lecturer tho designed the Instructional Techniques and Multimedia Module INTMAEU of the PDTE. As part of this upload, I created a video to provide an … Continue reading Overview of my INTMAEU ePortfolio

Technologies That Support Distance Education

Five Slides, Five Minutes...  I made all images and this video using Microsoft PowerPoint The latest challenge from the Instructional Techniques and Multimedia in Adult Education module of my Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education course, involves sharing a presentation about technology that supports distance education. The idea behind the project is to prepare a presentation about distance … Continue reading Technologies That Support Distance Education

The Role of Assessment in the Education Process

I’m not quite sure if I completely agree with how Newby et al.  (2011) distinguish between assessment and evaluation. They define evaluation as “the process of gathering information from multiple sources in order to judge the merit or worth of a program, project, or entity” with the goal of improving “the instruction’s development and implementation”. … Continue reading The Role of Assessment in the Education Process

Instructional Media and the Digital Divide

I taught briefly at a language school in Cambodia, which made me reflect on my use of instructional media and technology in the classroom. I was conducting a class in which the textbook reading was about relationships between people and animals. The night before, I happened to stumble on the most amazing relationship between humans and animals: the African … Continue reading Instructional Media and the Digital Divide