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Final WASH Presentations

This morning, students taking our joint WASH course in Malawi presented their final presentations to a group of key stakeholders and faculty at Mzuzu University. The session was introduced by Dr. Loveness Kaunda, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Mzuzu University. I will post the presentations from this session soon, along with the briefing documents the students […]

Between among and between :P

I thought I had it right but the research has thrown a more subtle difference.Cheat Code Between      Is used for choices involving distinct, individual items even if there are more than two items Among Is used when th…

Why and How to Use Social Media to Create Meaningful Learning Assignments

I recently completed an online workshop through Online Learning Consortium (OLC) “Exploring Hashtags for Learning”.  We learned how to use hashtags, but also strategies to incorporate social media into activities and assignments to engage and involve students in meaningful learning. Following is the assignment I developed  (using Instagram) as part of the workshop, but first […]

To Affect or to Effect

Its been a while. I know. I will have to be more disciplined.Here you go. To Affect or to Effect.Cheat Code Affect Often used a verbTo change or influence Effect A nounSomething that happens due to a cause Examples Her moods affe…