What Am I up to? #elearning #goals #projects #oredu

I stumbled onto a link to a blog that I had started a few years ago where i tried to document small health goals/victories. I didn’t get very far and right now I’m probably in a slightly worse place than when I started.

So, I’m not going to specify much except that I’d like to strap on the fitbit and see where it takes me in the next few weeks (1) – I’ve got my fingers crossed for a few more days like today, where the fog rolls in and just stays there all day. Glorious.


I’ve got 3 good locations for walking – they’re not very long [unless I can stand the monotony of the beach for longer than 20-30 minutes in one direction], but I’ll get the mileage figured out and start documenting (2). Have been good about drinking water since late April, when I had issues with elevation, walking pneumonia and my ears, but I’ll want to start documenting how much of that I’m drinking, too (3).

If you haven’t used a fitbit, before, they are pretty cool. Can track your walking, stairsteps, sleep, and you can record your food/beverage/additional activities on the iOS app or online. Once I’m just back up to maintaining a routine, I might start thinking beyond that.

In terms of my professional life, I’ve been thinking about change as well… to put it very simply, have gone through some changes recently that have prompted further thoughts about change-making. I just think the 2015-16 school is going to be my season of change. Here’s hoping (4).

There are couple of online activities coming up that I am involved in or working on (and not really affected by potential change in my life circumstances, one of the things I LOVE about online learning). I signed up for the Learn Moodle MOOC that is starting next weekend (5). The intro forums are already open though, so we can start connecting with our classmates that are from literally all over the globe.

This summer, I am also building an online class in Moodle (6), utilizing Open Educational Resources (so yes, outside of the cost of printing any needed materials, instructional materials for this class will be free or at least will be sans a $200 basic math textbook. Booya!). I’m super excited about this – I’ve found my textbook-type materials (including this workbook from Scottsdale Community College). Feeling a little pressure because I thought I would be at the halfway point now, but I feel like I have so much more to get done. Still have to build the course, align with Quality Matters, find all videos I’m interested in using. Also, if I want to make any of my own videos (and I do), I still have that to work on as well. I’m flattered that my co-workers have faith that my course is going to be great, but I’m definitely starting to feel the pressure….

That’s what I’ve got floating around in the ol’ brain – sorry to ramble. Hope y’all have a good week…