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So I basically stopped blogging once I graduated, started my job search, and found one! Now working at Lynda.com, a LinkedIn company, subsidiary of Microsoft, as a Technology Content Producer. Basically I work as an Instructional Designer helping our subject matter experts craft their course into online training. We start with helping them structure their table of contents, author their scripts, create their slides, and ultimately come out to record the cours in our ‘mini-hollywood’. Loving the job, the people, and the corporate culture 🙂  

Internship Check-In & Final Reflection

Check-in 3 Integration: Start to think about how this internship integrates with your overall learning experience this quarter.  Where did your courses inform your internship?  Where did your internship inform your class experiences? Response My internship has been a culmination of all of most of my LDT courses since I am seeing firsthand what it means to create a full online course at VPTL. Even though most of the work I have been assigned is more towards the labor intensive side of things, as opposed to the intellectual creation of the material, being in touch with all the content and seeing what … Continue reading “Internship Check-In & Final Reflection”

Engineering Education – Week 9.1 – Reading Notes

Reading:  Ambrose, 2010, “How Learning Works” “Conclusion: Applying the Seven Principles to Ourselves” and “Appendices” Summary:  Loved the very practical and direct appendices and the acknowledgment of how complex (but not impossible) to teach well and considerately. Some of the strategies are quite simple to implement but with potentially great impacts for the learning and quality of work produced by the students. Notes:  Teaching is complex “To develop mastery in teaching, we need to acquire its component skills, integrate them, and apply them appropriately. Of course, this requires that we first unpack the multifaceted task of teaching.” (Ambrose, 2010) Formative feedback … Continue reading “Engineering Education – Week 9.1 – Reading Notes”

Engineering Education – Week 8.2 – Reading Notes

Reading:  Ambrose, “How Learning Works.” Chapter 7: “How do Students Become Self-Directed Learners?” Summary   Growth mindset keeps coming to mind obviously, along with the notion that metacognition must be taught starting much earlier than college. But to do so, one must focus on first teaching it to the professors and teachers, who most likely were never taught the topic either. Beyond simply teaching about it, one must recognize that self-monitoring, self-evaluating, planning and so on, are cognitively demanding tasks that must come with high motivation to be adopted by someone who is already overloaded with their practice, research, and work. The … Continue reading “Engineering Education – Week 8.2 – Reading Notes”