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1.1: Worksheet Which Outcomes are Most Important to You? Rank 1 P rioritize these outcomes listing the most important one first New potential for understanding yourself Includes understanding physical abilities, cognitive (thinking) strengths, and emotional stability. 4 New abilities for problem solving and decision-making I ncludes engaging in values development. 4 New perspective for innovating Includes recognizing historic and contemporary processes of conceptualization and change, and developing global awareness. 5 New basis for productivity I ncludes understanding group and organizational behavior, and the development and implementation of outcomes measurement. 7 New resources for leadership I ncludes understanding culture and developing social consciousness. Assessment 1.1 Worksheet 1.2: What Learning Strengths Do You Already Have? Which learning activities are you now using? Which activities do you need to increase most? R ead widely No I need to increase this Explore Web resources No I need to increase this Listen and be open to new No I need to increase this i deas Raise questions in face-to- No I need to increase this face and Web dialog Accept feedback No I need to increase this Reshape your ideas No I need to increase this Innovate and experiment to No I need to increase this test new assumptions Solve problems No I need to increase this Unlearn No I need to increase this Teach No I need to increase this Follow your intuition No I need to increase this Review and re.ect No I need to increase this Seek renewal constantly No I need to increase this Assessment 1.2 Worksheet 1.3: Reflect on These Subjective Factors Subjective Factors My Answer Use a question mark (?) if youre unsure I nfluencing Online Learning Motivation What motivates No increase me most to pursue my university degree goal? Purpose What is my main No increase purpose i n seeking my university degree goal? Values What values am I No increase demonstrating by seeking my university degree goal? Timing/Opportunity Is the No increase t iming (opportunity) right for me to pursue my degree? Why? Expectations What things do No increase I expect during my online experienceboth positive and not-so-positive? Outcomes What will be the No increase most enjoyable outcome? The most measurable outcome? The least measurable outcome? Assessment 1.3 Worksheet 1.4: Contexts that Motivate You to Learn Context That Motivates Weak M oderate Strong Very Learning M otivator M otivator M otivator Strong M otivator P ractical Context I need to know in order to cope with things I face. Personal Context I want to do this myself, accomplish important goals. E xperiential Context Im at a point where I can pull things together from experience. Idealistic Context I want to explore ideas, t heories, and concepts to experience discovery of something new. Assessment 1.4 Worksheet 1.5: Create Your Schedule Take a moment and complete the time management chart: 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 12:00 AM Assessment 1.5 Worksheet 1.6: Achieving Balance and Control in Time Management ACHIEV I NG BALANCE Make a List How I plan to Cope Make a List How I plan to Cope Unrealistic demands Activities I can adjust Relationships I can change ACHIEV I NG CONTROL Self-discipline Assessment of progress Assessment 1.6 Worksheet 2.1: Identifying with Gardners Theory Type of Recall a recent successful learning experience in which you I ntelligence combined at least three of these types of intelligence: LogicalMathematical L inguistic Spatial- Visual BodilyKinesthetic M usical I nterpersonal I ntrapersonal T ype of Think about your preferred learning patterns. Which I ntelligence ntelligence i type are you most aware of as you learn? Which a re you least aware of? LogicalMathematical L inguistic Spatial- Visual BodilyKinesthetic M usical I nterpersonal I ntrapersonal Assessment 2.1 Worksheet 3.1: Skills for Studying and Learning Online Skill Importance I need to i mprove Overcoming aloneness I nitiating i nteraction Developing technological skill Using Web resources P racticing persistence P articipating honestly and gracioiusly Since the verbal and non-verbal signals that stimulate activity in the traditional classroom are not present, you need to demonstrate confidence and readiness for online activity. Go ahead, begin! Remember, in the online learning environment everyone has a voice. Technological know-how is essential; build competence in the instructional platform as rapidly as possible; add skills as you go; use available technical support resources; keep a hard copy of important work. Dont get sidetracked, but use the Internet to explore and locate rich information resources related to course topics and assignment. Be an inquiring learner. Find out how to document material you gather from the Web, properly citing your sources. Anxiety and frustration most commonly occur in online learning situations when there are gaps in communication, or when communication is not clear. You shouldnt guess at what is intended, but be direct and persistentuntil you get a clear answer every time vagueness exists. Its important to remember the human aspectis of Cyberspace. Your interactions are with other human beings who value respect and honesty, even as you do. Web etiquette (often called Netiquette) emphasizes t hese basic conventions: respect others points of view and privacy; avoid derogatory comments; be time-zone and culturally conscious; refrain from flamingi.e. control your emotions. Be honest and willling to share k nowledge and experiences. M eeting deadlines Self discipline is the key to meeting deadlines, and an i rreplacable habit if online learning is to be satisfying and successful. E njoying relaxation Find the Internet Lounge on your universitys instructional platform and engage in open dialog with other students. These informal exchanges are vital sources of information and personal encouragement! Assessment 3.1 Worksheet 4.1: Prewriting Questions Subject of my paper Length of my paper What area of the subject should I w rite about? Why is this topic important? What has been said about this same topic? Answers What point do I want to make about this topics? What kinds of evidence will I need to support this point? How will I begin the paper? How will I end the paper? Assessment 4.1 Worksheet 4.2: Thesis Statement Worksheet State your topic State your opinion/main idea about this topic Give the strongest reason that supports your opinion/main idea Give another strong reason that supports your opinion/main idea Include an opposing viewpoint to your opinion/main idea, if applicable Worksheet 4.2 Worksheet 5.1: Values Life Area What Is Most Desirable and Meaningful? Self-awareness Family relationships Work relationships Life goals Worksheet 5.1 Worksheet 5.2: Importance of Learning Type Type of Learning Activity Learning as a quantitative increase in knowledge. Learning is acquiring information or knowing a lot. Learning as memorizing. Learning is storing information that can be reproduced. Learning as acquiring facts, skills, and methods that can be retained and used as necessary Learning as making sense or abstracting meaning. Learning involves relating parts of the subject matter to each other and to t he real world. Low Some High Importance Importance Importance Learning as interpreting and understanding reality in a different way. Learning involves comprehending the world by reinterpreting knowledge. Worksheet 5.2 ... View Full Document

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