Differentiation in the Classroom: Reflections

On Wednesday, 18th April 2018, I attended the Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI) on differentiation in the classroom. This was an interesting 2-hour class that was worth every second. The facilitators made this class interesting by making us discuss in groups and giving us problems to solve in groups. I learned many things and I will share some of them in the paragraphs that follow.

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The Future of the University

The university community has undergone monumental changes over the years. These changes have ranged from structural to administrative changes. The interesting thing about these changes is that they have been gradual, albeit steady. They were almost imperceptible while they occurred, and today we almost ask ourselves, “how did we get here?”. However, we ought not to be taken aback as these changes are reflective of the changes in the larger society. We probably just have not been paying close attention. So as I reflect about the future of the university, I thought maybe we could learn a thing or two about how past and current trends in the society have impacted the University of today and use such trends to predict the University of the future. Therefore, in this blog post, I will be discussing the future of the university based on past and current trends in the society. Continue reading The Future of the University

Social Media in Higher Ed!

This is the age of social media, and social media is here to stay; it seems as though no campaign against it would work. Even a recent campaign to quit Facebook due to a reported data breach proved futile. While this blog post is not about the Facebook data breach, it presents a good example of the challenges of social media. Despite these challenges, it appears as though social media is now a big part of people’s lives, and people can hardly do without it. I would like to use this blog post to reflect on the use of social media in higher education.

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Open Access journals in the field of Agricultural Education

Being a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, I was curious to see if there were open access journals in the field of agricultural education. After spending some time surfing the web, I came across a couple of open access journals. One of them is the: “The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension: Competence for Rural Innovation and Transformation.”  Continue reading Open Access journals in the field of Agricultural Education

Data manipulation in Research: Is it worth the risk?

Ever wondered what would happen if you decide to tweak data to fit expectations? Well, the outcome would be anything but pretty, assuming you get caught. Being found guilty of manipulating data has dire consequences which range from loss of researcher’s credibility to retraction of research from journal publications. You might ask, “does this really happen?”

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Mission and Vision Statements of OAU and ACC!

Ever wondered why almost every organization out there have either a mission or vision statements or both?  What exactly do these short-worded (sometimes long-worded) sentences mean? How important are they? Could it be that every organization uses them because it is a cool thing to do, or could they be strategic instruments that organizations use to position themselves in the mind of their customers? Continue reading Mission and Vision Statements of OAU and ACC!