Sammy Mutisya

Sammy Mutisya

I am a teacher trainer at Maasai Mara University in Kenya My area of specialization is Education Technology and Instructional Designs.

Location Kenya

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  • I have never used any of this pedagogies but as I read them, they look a game changer in the 21st Century education landscape.

  • I concur that tlearner and pedagogy should be at the centre in choosing technology.

  • In online learning learners come from diverse background, different education and experiences, roles and experience. Learner characteristics are diverse in many ways. It in fact said learners are as different as their finger prints. It a daunting task to capture all the learners characteristics in a persona. How would recommend that a personal should a...

  • I take personas to be thinking tools that helps educators to visualise their learners in diverse way. it is not easy to plan for learners that you have never interacted with. It gives ideas on the learner before the actual teaching encounters.

  • Especially its ability to mimic human generated text.

  • Generative AI ChatGPT was launched sometimes in 2023. My students picked it so fast and started using in doing their assignment. It is not possible to know nowadays if I'm assessing AI or the students. Educators and HEI are innovating on how to use AI in education. I foresee AI being a game changer.

  • I have no experience with VR but as a watched and listened to the video, I realised it is a power technology for teaching abstract content like evolution, the solar system and even the bible creation story.

  • I remember my remote learning during the pandemic. We were not prepared to teach online and so we just posted pdf notes to learner. Since then there has been effort to build capacity of educators to teach online. We are not yet there but there is improvement in mindset towards online teaching. Technology will revolutionise education. Specifically AI will...

  • I see technology as an enhancement of traditional teaching approaches. I wonder whether I should see it as disruptive or a fixer of a situation for betterment. If it is disruptive, it is because it there is a reorganisation to move education to the next level. Disruption is resisted because it brings down established system. The use of the term disruptive...

  • Hi I am Sammy Mutisya based in Kenya. I teach at Maasai Mara University.

  • The school of tomorrow seems to be in TEL. Educators need to align with TEL. This includes, citizen science, Learning at scale, mobile learning and open learning.

  • I have just realised that in my class of 160 students, two of my students are blind. They use brail machine to write their notes. It is a blended class but with no access devices for people with sight impairment. The goodness for my case is that I have an option of full-time face-to-face within my prevailing circumstance. In fully online situation without...

  • Aspects of online learning that has had positive impact on my wellbeing is the flexibility part of it. There is no way I would have managed this course with my work. I think I would have dropped out by now. The one which has had a negative impact is the anxiety and sometimes panic when I lag behind so much. I tend to rush through without much meaningful learning.

  • The exercise has enabled me to reflect on how I use technology. Some technology like google scholar, YouTube Google, Zoom, internet have mapped them under native-institutional while internet, Google Scholar, LMS, powerpoint, YouTube are mapped under resident-persona. On the other hand, TikTok ,Fitness app, weather forecast app are mapped as visitor personal...

  • I feel I am a resident and a visitor at the same time. I use email and whatsApp to communicate with my students (resident) visit Facebook late in the day for entailment purposes (visitor).

  • Institutions are always concerned about their image out there. To ensure what we do in the social media does not negatively present the image of the, guidelines are given in form of a social media policy. The policy protect the institution and its employees.

  • It may be implied in what is presented but I think you can also create a community of practice.

  • I must admit my online identity has been an all time low. I don't like being bogged up with huge information. I think I would prefer a more specialist community of practice.

  • I have learned that when researching from online environment, as a researcher I should: "Do No Harm" , sort for informed consent and right to anonymity.

  • My concern would be how do I benefit as a participant in the research even if it is anonymised.

  • Example is using a photograph of somebody without seeking consent and publishing it in a research paper. This may raise ethical issues like, how does the owner of the photograph benefit, which risks has the publishing of the photograph exposed the giver of the information. Information given in confidentiality should not be divulged and right to anonymity...

  • My research question: How can mobile learning enhance access to learning for secondary school learners in refugees camps in Kenya.
    Approach: Descriptive research
    Research questions: How can mobile learning enhance secondary school learners in refugee camps access to education?
    Which mobile learning infrastructures are required in refugee camps to enhance...

  • I feel more empowered to apply any of this research approaches in educational research. I particularly related well with example questions.

  • @ToaiaueaToabwa the answer to question 1 is either yes or no. The why, what, which and how would be good.

  • How can can mobile learning enhance access to learning opportunities for secondary school learners in Dabdab refugees camp in Kenya.

  • Episode 47: Measuring what learners do with feedback. https://www.centerforengagedlearning.org/measuring-what-learners-do-with-feedback/
    Presenter demonstrates that their feedback are trustworthy by explaining the rigorous research process applied. The research instruments were validated be use in data collection. The research methodology are elaborately...

  • The second article is more persuasive because the knowledge claims are supported with research finding and citations. The authors are reputable academicians who are not just presenting their own opinions. The first article to a greater extent is a thought piece presenting author's own opinion.

  • It think the apply since empirical research can be quantitative, qualitative or mixed (qualitative and quantitative). The research elements are similar in all cases. the only difference between qualitative and quantitative research is the type of data collected.

  • I took time to evaluate the research article: “Digital games improve mental health, educational outcomes of Syrian refugee children”. This is an empirical study and the knowledge claims made have been supported. The authors are from reputable institution (New York University). The rigor of the research process can be ascertained from the research elements...

  • I agree. There must be evidence of rigorousness in the knowledge claim.

  • Majority having their way. In knowledge claims majority having their way does not imply their way is correct. It should be validated even if it is a majority opinion.

  • Sammy Mutisya made a comment

    indeed good information for online educators

  • According to UDL there should be multiple means of presenting online learning content. This can be through audio, audio-visual, multimedia or text. This can be achieved through captioning of video, sign language interpreters or animated signing avatars in case of deaf people but with caution since sign language are not universal. Text captions and...

  • We are all at different levels in ensuring our online content is accessible. It has not been a concern in my institution but it is a pertinent issue that should be given a lot of weight.

  • I now understand how I can increase accessibility of my online teaching through referring to accessibility guidelines and getting feedback from my learners with disability. It ok to design accessibility for an individual students but designing for accessibility should consider differences in learning styles which may not be classified as a disability that...

  • I have reflected on two of my students who have sight impairment and use brail machine to take notes. My course is normal blended. Expecting them to learn online is excluding them in learning.

  • Development in technology seems to offer accessibility solution to learning and educators should have competencies on the application of these innovation.

  • @TerriRees I think it is because I a class we have different learners with multiple intelligence/needs. The goal is to have differentiated learning.

  • Personas helped me to imagine the needs of my students during the school closure as a result of COVID-19. I was able to imagine the situations of my learners at home. Based on the imagination, I was able to design some learning experience for remote teaching.

  • I agree online learning can be both accessible and innovative. This can be realised through the affordances of technology. Technology can enhance accessibility of online learning and at the sometime technology can enhance level of innovative pedagogies for online learning an altimately enhance learner achievement and motivation to learn.

  • I was exclude from a micro microcredential because of late submission of assessment. I got too busy a long the way and I was unable to cope with time. I even forgot to defer the course. I had to retake the course and so I ended up spending another extra year on the course.

  • good insight on how myths may affect accessibility if it not efforts to ensure teaching is accessible.