by Elizabeth Childs.  

Hello Everyone,

I hope this note finds you having a great start to your second course in the MALAT/DipLAT program. I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I have uploaded my feedback and comments on your LRNT 521 assignments in Moodle and as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

One thing that I always like to flag for people is that initially, opening an assignment filled with comments can be overwhelming, and that’s okay. In our busy lives, the temptation is to scan to the assessment, close the document and add it to our list to “go back to” when we have time (smile). I would encourage you to make that time as soon as possible. As with all feedback you will receive throughout your program, taking time to review it prior to submitting your next assignment will allow you to pull forward and benefit from it as you continue to write, synthesize, and make meaning. Specifically, looking at the feedback on your individual assignment submissions can provide you with an indication of opportunities for growth and areas where you need support as you continue to deepen your critical analysis, synthesis, and writing skills and competencies.

As you dig into your second course in your MALAT or DipLAT program, taking some time to reflect on the process thus far, identifying what worked/areas that you would like to improve on or do differently in your flow, as well as any new ideas that you are curious about, will be time well spent. Research or field note journals are great for that. Some of you are already using software like https://penzu.com/ to help you with this and others are using tried and true journaling. Whatever works for you that you can stick with is just great! Continuing to evolve your blog as you further reflect, refine, and consider what you would like your digital identity and digital presence to be as you grow and learn and explore as a graduate student is also good work worth doing. It not only has the ability to act as an inspiration and motivation for you when you hit a slump but it also allows you to contribute your knowledge to a larger community … and you just never know where those ripples will go (smile).

Thank you all for your engagement and contribution to our course. It was a pleasure getting to know you, working with you, and learning from you. I am looking forward to continuing the conversations and following your learning journey on your blogs throughout the program and beyond.

Have a wonderful week and we will speak soon.
Ciao,

Elizabeth


by Elizabeth Childs.  

Hello Everyone,

I hope this note finds you having a great start to your second course in the MALAT/DipLAT program. I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I have uploaded my feedback and comments on your LRNT 521 assignments in Moodle and as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

One thing that I always like to flag for people is that initially, opening an assignment filled with comments can be overwhelming, and that’s okay. In our busy lives, the temptation is to scan to the assessment, close the document and add it to our list to “go back to” when we have time (smile). I would encourage you to make that time as soon as possible. As with all feedback you will receive throughout your program, taking time to review it prior to submitting your next assignment will allow you to pull forward and benefit from it as you continue to write, synthesize, and make meaning. Specifically, looking at the feedback on your individual assignment submissions can provide you with an indication of opportunities for growth and areas where you need support as you continue to deepen your critical analysis, synthesis, and writing skills and competencies.

As you dig into your second course in your MALAT or DipLAT program, taking some time to reflect on the process thus far, identifying what worked/areas that you would like to improve on or do differently in your flow, as well as any new ideas that you are curious about, will be time well spent. Research or field note journals are great for that. Some of you are already using software like https://penzu.com/ to help you with this and others are using tried and true journaling. Whatever works for you that you can stick with is just great! Continuing to evolve your blog as you further reflect, refine, and consider what you would like your digital identity and digital presence to be as you grow and learn and explore as a graduate student is also good work worth doing. It not only has the ability to act as an inspiration and motivation for you when you hit a slump but it also allows you to contribute your knowledge to a larger community … and you just never know where those ripples will go (smile).

Thank you all for your engagement and contribution to our course. It was a pleasure getting to know you, working with you, and learning from you. I am looking forward to continuing the conversations and following your learning journey on your blogs throughout the program and beyond.

Have a wonderful week and we will speak soon.
Ciao,

Elizabeth