April 4, 2022: The Last Summary of Learning

Whenever I reach the end of another semester, I can’t believe how quickly it passed and how much I’ve learned! To be honest, I find creating these summary of learning projects incredibly daunting. There are so many concepts from class that I would like to speak to, but only have 5 minutes… AH! Since I have taken a few of these educational technology related courses, I try to do something a little different for every summary to showcase my growth…

EC&I 832

Unfortunately, we never did get around to this project. It was March 2020 and the pandemic first hit. We were all navigating how to work from home, teach online, figuring out how to video conference, and trying to stay mentally and physically healthy, while on the hunt for toilet paper (remember that…). Needless to say, it was an unexpected twist at the end of the course. As a class, we decided it was best to shift gears and forego the Summary of Learning. However, I did create a poem that I was going to use for my project. I was planning on using the poem to create some type of multimedia representation, but I did not get that far. For a cheesy laugh, check it out here.

EC&I 833

I finally got my chance! Since this course focused on the streams of educational technology, I wanted to experiment with a tool that was new to me. I took WeVideo for a spin and created my project using this program. I was mostly familiar with iMovie, so it was exciting to try something different. I am quicker at navigating iMovie, but WeVideo has more features… With time, I will probably get better with this program. Check out this summary here!

EC&I 831

This course focused on open education resources (OERs). As I recall, we discussed information retention and its correlation with writing vs typing. I am a huge fan of writing notes out by hand. I find that I retain information better and it helps me stay engaged. I wanted to showcase this concept in my summary. I also made a conscious effort to use mostly Creative Commons images after learning about copyleft resources. Check it out here!

EC&I 834

…And finally, the most recent endeavour! This time around, I teamed up with the best grad date from 2011 and colleague, Dalton! We decided to combine our learning artefacts from the class we shared (EC&I 834) and another class of Dalton’s (EC&I 832). This really came full circle for me because I didn’t complete a summary of learning for my own EC&I 832 class… So here is my redemption shot! We were hoping to combine elements of the poem I wrote previously, but our project ended up heading in another direction! Plus, we were already overwhelmed with content, so we needed to scale it back somewhere. When we decided to film, Dalton had the idea of using a green screen and creating interesting backgrounds. I’ve always wanted to try using a green screen, so I was looking forward to learning something new. We edited using WeVideo and it was pretty seamless once we worked out some technological issues. In addition, we created a “mock LMS” through Google Classroom as one of our backgrounds to reflect our course design project. I have never made an appearance in any of my previous summaries, which was definitely a learning curve. Now I know why movies take so long to film… So. Many. Takes. However, I learned a new skillset through the process of reflecting on this course!

As I wrap up my master’s program this term, it is bittersweet and feels surreal. It truly is the people that make these courses such an enriching learning experience. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn alongside some wonderful people. It was also pretty neat to connect with an old friend from high school and collaborate on the final project of my master’s!

Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy! 🙂

Summary of Learning

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Until next time,

Leigh

12 thoughts on “April 4, 2022: The Last Summary of Learning

  1. Hi Leigh,

    Congratulations on completing your last class. What an accomplishment!
    Great presentation! It’s amazing to see all of the different presentation styles and programs that are available for this type of assignment. Your information was very thorough, well explained and well linked to the text and discussions in class.

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  2. Thanks Laurie,

    Thank you– it was a pleasure learning alongside you! I love the Summary of Learning project because everyones’ is so different and creatively done!

    Best wishes for your future courses!

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  3. Fantastic job Leigh! You have definitely redeemed yourself with a well thought out summary. You have covered a lot of ground through your courses. I really liked how your information and learning was showcased within the LMS platform. Thanks for using Green Screen! It is something completely new to me but I might have to try it out. Congratulations on your final course! I have enjoyed learning from you through your blog posts and class discussions.
    -Kendra

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    1. Thanks Kendra! It was a pretty neat tool to use– definitely recommend trying out a green screen! Best wishes for your upcoming courses!

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  4. Congratulations on the completion of your masters!
    I loved how you and Dalton broke everything down into Big Ideas and your use of the green screen was super effective. My students are teaching my about this right now.

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    1. Thanks so much!

      The green screen was really easy to use with WeVideo!

      Best wishes for your upcoming courses!

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  5. Great job Leigh, you and Dalton did a wonderful job. I hope it is ok but you influenced me to try a green screen for my final video too. So if I have to I will give you two all the credit for copying your idea. My presentation is different but I just loved yours so much I wanted to try too. So there is my admission of guilt! I hope it is ok:)

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Chris! Oh gosh, of course– it is totally fine! I am looking forward to watching your summary! I love how we all take the same course, but have different takeaways and highlights! 🙂

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  6. Great FINAL Summary of Learning post! So exciting that you’re free! It was a pleasure working on this assignment with you once more, for good ole time sake! Takes me back to Social 30 working on our Tommy Douglas Heritage moment lol.
    Enjoy your freedom and thanks again for making this my best SoL to so far! #GradDatesDoGradStudies!

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  7. Awe, thanks for the kind words Dalton!

    I am so glad that we could collaborate on another project and that I could end my master’s on a high note! Oh my goodness– we should have incorporated a piece of that video into our summary!

    #GradDatesDoGradStudies– love this! It was such a pleasure getting to work with you!

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    1. Wow! I was so impressed with the summary of learning that you and Dalton created. It was thorough, amusing, and informative. I noticed that you used a LMS to organize your Big Ideas, which is a clever way to blend content with creativity. Great job and congrats on making it to the end of your masters journey!

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  8. Thanks Patricia! We had a fun time creating it!

    Best wishes for your future courses– it was a pleasure learning alongside you!

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