Educational Excitement

Gentle readers,

So far, this has been an interesting week as far as school goes. I’ve managed to come up with three model lesson plans for my class on Design and Implementation of Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals (LIBR 250), including one that is an online Knowledge Building Center (think Moodle). It has been a real challenge, but an interesting one. I definitely feel that it is changing the way I think about how people learn and understand, and the best ways for teaching.

I’m also learning about marketing for my class on how to be an Independent Information Professional. This week’s class is focusing on marketing which includes (drum roll please) blogging, and the ins and outs of web-based and email-based marketing.  As I am learning, marketing is a full-time job.

In other school news, today we covered ethics of equal access in my archives class.  I always find ethics to be interesting as it gets me from thinking simplistically.  It’s kind of fun to analyze the ins and outs of a given situation.  It also helps to discuss my thoughts with other people.  This kind of ties in with my “Instructional Strategies” class whose focus is on building collective intelligence.

Now I’m off to work on my marketing assignment, which I will tell you all about when I’m done.

Jonathan