Author Archives: Karin Potgieter

About Karin Potgieter

Originally from South Africa, I have been privileged to enjoy the beautiful lifestyle of Canada. My career in Early Childhood Education has been motivating, ranging from the endearing relationships with the children and families of the Preschool that I owned to the inspirational interactions with my students as instructor of the Early Childhood Education Certificate Program. My qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Early Childhood Education Certificate, Provincial Instructors Diploma and en route to completing the Certificate in Online/eLearning Instruction.

Planning a new online course

My initial thought is how do I tie in the methods of constructing a course to meet the competencies required in the curriculum by the ministry and link all these requirements with a manageable, engaging online community. My biggest challenge … Continue reading

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Assessment Activity Plan

Assessment measures what learners know or have learned. An assessment activity plan has been developed for The Foundation of Early Learning Course. Click on the link to view the detailed assessment plan.   https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42753897/ASSESSMENT%20ACTIVITY%20PLAN%20Post.pdf

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Assesment Glossary

ASSESSMENT GLOSSARY. Aligned: When the complexity of content is at the same level for: the curriculum, the instruction and the assessment. Assessment: Evidence of student learning  Authentic Assessment: Asking the learner to demonstrate their knowledge in a “real world” scenario. … Continue reading

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Knowing your Learners

http://www.flickr.com/photos/apelad/8743782892/sizes/m/in/photostream/ What is our students’ specialty? Through my learning journey I have become more aware of the critical task of finding out who our learners are in each of the courses we teach. What is their learning style specialty, how … Continue reading

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Where do our thoughts get us?

I love this quote. It inspires me to think. Sometimes I wonder where my thoughts will get me. Are they futile or productive? During the learning journey I find that I have so many scrambled thoughts and I often wonder … Continue reading

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Reflection

Reflecting back on my learning journey reminds me of a snow road. In order to drive along this road the snow needs to be scraped to the side or the car will get stuck in the deep snow. Each time … Continue reading

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To Group or Not to Group

Group work facilitates community but cannot in itself be the online community since it usually does not include all the participants of the course. I do however believe that students who work in a group form stronger and deeper community … Continue reading

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