posted message: I was thinking how funny to go through a course while trying to write 50,000 words. Doesn't this P2PU site become the place where you STOP doing what you are supposed to be doing? Just thought I would mention that, now, back to work.
posted message: Hi all, We are in our third week and I love the richness of the discussions that are occurring. I hope, if you have found yourselves busy, you will steal some time to come back to our course and add in your thoughts and experiences. I know that Annette, Jessica, and Grant have put out some challenging ideas and I look forward to hearing others pipe in and share their thinking on creativity and engagement. Here are the questions I have been recently examining: Can we ever reinforce without ruining intrinsic learning? How do we respect the process of creative thinkers, while continuing to attempt to engage students? What elements of engagement are most important? (and do these change)? :)Bonita
posted message: Okay Student Engagement friends, I must ask. If I am online in a webinar THIS Saturday morning, will any of you be there to join me (it was kind of silent last Saturday). Let me know if you might join me for a second try at an optional webinar! :)Bonita
posted message: Hi all, It has been very "engaging" listening and speaking with all of you about student engagement. Our optional webinar for the P2PU Student Engagement Course is set up for tomorrow, Saturday, October 8 from 9:00-10:00am Pacific Time. I hope you will be able to attend as I look forward to meeting folks "in person." If you are unable to participate, we will be taping it and will post the tape once it is completed. Our topic is the measurement of engagement. You will need a headset and microphone to participate (and a videocam makes it fun as well). Here is the link. Feel free to go and sign up at any time prior to 9:00 on Saturday. :)Bonita
posted message: I am enjoying reading some of your blogs. It is so interesting how people divert into different areas of thinking while they are studying the same material. If you have a blog and wish to share it, don't forget to send me the link! If you want to read the blogs of others on this course, check out the links at the bottom of the left navigation bar.
posted message: Hi all, I created the wiki for our student engagement course and we will see where we take it as a group. The link and a chance to discuss criteria are available in the last task on the navigation bar. Also, I attempted to unlock the google docs for everyone who has registered with an email, please let me know if these links continue not to work. I apologize for their not being up and running, I had not realized. Finally, kudos to many of you for jumping right in. I know task three for the first week (student survey) is a biggie, but do not let it stop your progress and engagement! Keep going, keep posting, I am interested to see your thinking for the assignments of week two. :)Bonita
posted message: Hi everyone, we are off to a great start. Thanks for jumping in. Some quick reminders: 1. if you are getting too many email notifications, you can go up to the drop down menu by your login and select preferences and turn off most notices. I will still be able to send you notices that I mark as "important," (like this one). 2. I am a California school principal by day, so forgive me if it takes 8-12 hours before I can respond to questions. Others should feel free to jump in if they have answers:) 3. Let me know if you are having difficulty using google docs. I set everything to public use, but have at least one student that cannot get in. Thanks for "engaging" with us here at P2PU! :)Bonita
posted message: posted message: Student Engagement has begun! Work through the course at your best pace, trying to match the calendar dates so that you finish on time. We will hold an optional webinar this coming Saturday and I hope you can participate so that we can meet in person (almost). Do not forget to interact with classmates. Mireille and Annette are working up a blog for us to share resources, use the reply features on comments, and read each other's blogs (Tom's and mine are posted in the navigation bar at the bottom). As Captain Picard would say, "Engage!"
posted message: Tom (and everyone), Thanks Tom! I added Tom's blog to the list of links at the bottom of the left hand side navigation bar. I also added my blog. If anyone else will be keeping a blog, please give us the link so we can go and read the thoughts of each other as we move through the course. :)Bonita
posted message: Welcome to "Student Engagement." We will officially start on Sept. 26! In the meantime please comment on each other's posts. Build some camaraderie so that we all enjoy and feel "engaged" with the course and each other. Also, you may choose to control the notification emails you receive from the P2PU system by going to My P2PU -> Edit Profile -> Notifications. I send all critical messages by email and a post. If you prefer not to receive them by email, just let me know. (I will also tweet about the course with the hashtag #p2pued; I'm bonitadee on Twitter.) Finally, The final project is now in the orientation and you may want to take a look at it. Looking forward to learning from you all! Regards, Bonita