Introduction and goals for EC&I 834

My name is Melinda Pelletier and this is my first EC&I Technology class with Alec or Katia. I am a registered nurse (RN) and instructor with Saskatchewan Polytechnic in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (SCBScN) since 2015.  Prior to my career change in 2015 the majority of my time as a RN has been in an acute care setting at the General hospital (RGH).  I still work casual on the Cardiac Surveillance unit at the RGH. I love being a nurse and now nursing educator. This will be my fifth class towards my master’s degree.

In my spare time (what spare time?), I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Also, “creeping” Facebook and playing ladies softball. My two and a half year old daughter is my pride and joy!


As you can tell I’m a beginner to the technology world. Well I guess not “new” completely new. It’s not like I don’t have a cellphone and still use dial up internet. But I have never found myself to be tech savvy.  Oh wait a minute, I use Facebook a lot does that count?

Technology and online learning has always scared me away from ever taking an online class now and in my undergrad classes. But here I am. Wish me luck!

Some Goals for myself this semester:

  1. Get a better feel for what online teaching and learning looks like.
  2. Use twitter once a day (in some shape or form)
  3. Get new ideas from other students in the class. (After the first class I can tell this will not be an issue).
  4. Learn about new tools that could be used in the classroom or online teaching

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I am almost shocked that I was able to make it this far and be able to successfully post my first blog. Maybe I shouldn’t count my chickens before they hatch because who knows what can go wrong between now (me writing this) and it actually being posted to where it supposed to be.

Chicken hatching
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