Thursday, April 7, 2016

Semester review

Think about the courses you have taken this semester. What skills have you learned? Think about English skills, research skills, study skills, etc. Which skills do you think will help you the most as a university student? Why?

Which of your courses used technology the most? Think of audio visual in the classroom, Moodle, blogs, and other online tools. Did you have problems using the technology? If so, what kind of problems did you face? Do you think that learning to use these tools will help you in the future?

What was the biggest challenge you faced this semester? What did you learn from this challenging situation?

Ask a question about the semester for your classmates to answer.

Please write thoughtful and complete answers so you can get a good grade.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Evaluating sources

Look at the following websites. Decide if you think each one contains reliable information, or if you think it is unreliable (you suspect the information is false), biased (the information is given to advance a particular point of view rather than giving objective information), or satirical (it is meant as a joke).





Watch the following video that explains how false information spreads quickly nowadays:

What harmful effects can occur from the spread misinformation? Name some examples (use your own imagination to think of what could go wrong).

What steps can we take to avoid being fooled by biased or unrealiable sites?

Please answer the questions and comment on at least two other students' posts.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Taking responsibility for yourself to achieve success

Please answer questions 1, 2, and 3. Then, comment on at least two other students answers to questions 2 and/or 3.

1. In the introduction to the book College Success, (page 10 of the pdf), there is a list of 12 questions. Based on your answers (yes, unsure, or no), how confident do you feel about being ready for university? What can you do to be better prepared for your university career? Looking at the list on the next page, what are the three areas where you think you can improve?

2. Many people think of university studies mainly as a way to gain job skills and qualifications they need to work. After reading section 1.1, what other benefits come from a university education? Which ones are most important to you?

3. People choose majors in different ways. Some choose a major based on what career they want in the future. Some choose a major because they love studying that subject. Sometimes it is the student's parents who choose the major. Which method do you think is best, and why?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Welcome to the course blog

Welcome to Education for Success! To get acquainted with the blog, please click below where it says "Comments," then post something to introduce yourself to the rest of the class.

You should log into your IUGB Gmail account first. That way, your name will automatically appear on your post.