Oct
04

Share SoTL Research Plan

Many years ago, I decided to become a professor and deliver online learning as a way of ensuring that students can learn at their leisure and in the comfort of the home. My original motivation at that time when I started to provide online learning in an asynchronous environment, was rather to understand what was missed in the previous system since there were countries that did not introduce the online learning as one of the options available to all students. The interesting part that I found through my direct experience was that many students were demotivated to learn outside of the traditional school environment because the students had to be persistent, diligent, critical in how they learned etc. Some qualities that I also try to develop during the synchronous classes through the SoTL that I presented in "Plan for a SoTL Project".

What I did not realize at the beginning is the amount of effort that institutions, different Government levels, methodologies, and resources are required to assess and continuously improve the system such that the  Quality of Education prevails. 

As I completed a short plan for SoTL and shared my motivations, the changes are quite evident as we need to take smaller steps if we all want the quality and education standards to meet the OECD mandate. Therefore, the following positive education outcomes would require funds, plans, methodologies, resources:

  • As increased diversity in voice and perspective in the pedagogy leading to stronger institutional values on teaching and learning,
  • Promotion of new networks among members at institutions,
  • Scholarship opportunities in the form of presentations and publications with opportunities for outside funding to support program innovation.

To expand my own professional development, I found that the scientific research I have lately been engaged in does follow the methodology that is a quality cycle of Plan-Do-Check-Act used in general by large and small organizations.

Similarly, the teachers engaged in SoTL projects frame research questions, systematically gather and explore the evidence, reflect on and refine new ideas, craft the results in a form that is suitable for public presentation, and peer review (Cambridge, 2001; Christensen Hughes, 2005). This final step of ‘going public’ is crucial, as it makes the results of individual inquiries available for others to build upon and to learn from, enhancing the wider profession of teaching in the process (Huber & Hutchings, 2005; Hutchings & Shulman, 1999).

When scientific research is performed in education, the results are incommensurable as students become the direct benefactors. Societies benefit when the systematic approaches are well documented and based on data that is shared among all parties that are involved in development.

While the ethical implications have to be considered, the project plan that I proposed can be used without affecting the privacy of any student who would participate.

http://www.heqco.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/HEQCO%20Researching_Student_Outcomes%20ENG.pdf

http://postsecondaryperformance.ca/Province?sector=C&prov=ON

 

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May
03

Reality of aesthetics

 

The Iliad of Homer Engraved From the Compositions of John Flaxman, R.A., Sculptor

Odysseus, who spent 7 years imprisonment under today Calypso’s nymph became our reality because the aesthetics of good, beautiful, open has been transformed by an invisible entity through an invisible hand into an expression that has as intend destruction and nothingness.

The expression of its behavior lies introspectively in the way of showing its own unhappiness.

The lack of its aesthetics is expressed in behavior that searches for destruction rather than preservation.

Art was universal until it became a tool into the hands of a few who brought their way of seeing the world through destructive control.

Control of those who are weak as a way of preserving their own ugliness as opposed to those who want to become their own masters.

It is that kind of intrusive relationship that makes it impossible for those who have a belief in the art of beauty which is represented through freedom to be knelt by several letters.

Letters are made for writing poems and poetry that enrich us rather than destroying our insights.

Will we come out of this ugliness as one that understands the differences or as those who still, believe that changes are the result of the continuous fight for freedom of positive expression?

 

"The Iliad of Homer Engraved From the Compositions of John Flaxman, R.A., Sculptor" by John Flaxman is licensed under CC0 1.0

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Jan
22

Kindness

Youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLFG8zd46Bs

 

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Dec
30

Why Education should be free to all in 2020?

While so many Schools of Thought have been trying to make sense of the current gaps that continue to exist among the populations, the Education shall become free and available to all students in 2020. We usually work through small changes and increments in an effort to keep certain links within control but Education same as Healthcare, access to water, quality, food, housing etc. are necessities, therefore, do not fall in the category of life's luxury. Let's make the Education free in 2020!

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Dec
30

Wishing you a Happy New Year 2020!

We wish you all a Happy New Year 2020! Maybe this year becomes the year of peace and collaboration while the quality of lives will be increased around the world!

Best wishes,

BITSPEC

 

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Dec
19

Example of using game simulation in Lean Six Sigma

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Dec
19

Short example of software simulation for Lean Six Sigma

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Dec
19

A short example of software simulation for Lean Six Sigma projects

 

I did this video as an example of how professors can use game simulation during the classes to create e

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Feb
08

The role of technologies in the living world

 

From the time when any of us is born, both the environment and historical data are shaping us in ways that sometimes are predictable while some other times are a mystery. The mystery of unknown is what attracts most of us to further enquire, develop, pursue, feel the disappointment and then be thrilled again. There is a continuous interaction within us while there are also interactions at all levels. It is a continuous flow that never gets tired until blockages start to show up.

 

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Dec
30

Our past year 2018

 

 

We are humble to recognize that the last year 2018 was in fact one of the best years, considering that 2012 eLearning business opening goals have been achieved and when our company became an accredited training  organization and promoted social engagement while learning through research. Our aim to facilitate knowledge about subjects and their interaction within art, consciousnesses using learning through  automated systems as elearning, machine learning started to crystallize more during this last year. Should we say that Female Principles are fully applicable through our website or should we let our readers decide on the importance of rights that each individual has on Earth?

What we were able to accomplish was also to ensure that our website became more integrated with other knowledge based sites, such that our students will be able to reach to countries and organizations that otherwise they would not have been able to reach to. 

While our work is tedious, we aim for the most important reward when people and organizations will acknowledge that life can be sustained only through high quality standards and collaboration.

 

Wishing you a prosperous and healthy year in 2019!

 

Best regards,

BITSPEC Team

 

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Nov
23

Personalized Education through technological advancements

If you are one of those readers who is trying to understand and want to make the world a better place for everybody, then definitely you have read about all types of analytics and small changes that the large organizations are trying to implement in an effort to speed up learning, save costs, improve a certain level of quality while leveraging information.

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Nov
23

Personalized Education through technological advancements

 

If you are one of those readers who is trying to understand and want to make the world a better place for everybody, then definitely you have read about all types of analytics and small changes that the large organizations are trying to implement in an effort to speed up learning, save costs, improve a certain level of quality while leveraging information.

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Oct
29

The Savior

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Some might have already recognized that failing to complete the tasks that were given under different forms as either imaginary or written are rooted in the “cause and effects” methodology.

We use in different areas of knowledge, many tools to prove that the result of an outcome consists of inputs and internal/external processes that are then weighted and predicted but most are leading to a measurable solution. We use a group of trained data to explain what it will happen.

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Sep
27

Nature protects those who are weak

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From Darwin’s time and even before we learned that those who are strong survive while the others become the residuals, therefore, we can look at the current world through the eyes of winners and losers.

From science we know that atoms and molecules with even numbers of electrons are more chemically stable than those with odd numbers of electrons but how can we apply physics and chemistry to us, the humans?

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Aug
15

The Titans

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My inspiration for this article is “The Titan” movie because there is a similarity on how the order of things have been changed in the 21st century. We all know how important the environment is for everybody and everything to continue to exist, yet it appears that some top level made decisions have disturbed the environment even more.

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Jul
11

Agents of Change

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In the current order of things, most changes happen when there is a larger population that has less freedom therefore their need for changes become unanimously accepted within the group. Yet in a world in which everyone is respected, the voice of one person becomes sufficient for implementing changes without any further debates or delays because one voice is representative and can very well underlie the concerns for healthcare and wellbeing of larger populations of humans.

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Jun
19

Lean in Education System (K12 level)

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As very few children have been born with abilities that are beyond the human understanding, many would follow the path that has been designed for them and attend the schools that are either private, public or home schooling within the area where they live. Each school will have the control limits pre-set by those who designed their education system to meet the set criteria that are part of the plan.

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Apr
26

Healthcare

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Healthcare

 

We have learned from the paintings and recorded historical events about the people’s living and working conditions of the past centuries. Yet, we all must agree that the current century has reached new limits that were never believed to be reached even 100 years ago. It is not only the further development of the life conditions in general, but the instruments, tools and equipment that have been developed to support such progresses.

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Mar
26

Exhaustive Processes

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We learned processes from the time when we were born as we looked at the leaves that changed their colors, snow that felt cold on our cheeks or warm and clear waters when going to the sea coast. Yet, it is when we understand the process’ in depth and become aware about this, that has the largest impact to our life.

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Mar
02

BioArt

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Many children love BioArt because it allows them to share with their readers the new views of a world that they can only imagine through colours, shapes and funny names.

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