2024_01 Week 5 thoughts

This module can seem a bit arcane to some – why are we even discussing misinformation in a course that is supposed to be focused on risk management.  And we’re playing games – what’s up with that!  In our digital world, gamification has become a very common education technique –  I have used Duolingo to practice Spanish, which is heavily based on gamification. One gets immediate...

2024 Spring Week 4 Reflections

While I like all of our discussion board assignments (or I wouldn’t include them), the discussion on accessibility is always one of my favorites.  Should we talk about the potential for bias here 😊 This topic always reminds me to focus on how I can improve my skills in communicating with others.  It’s also a recognition that our own communications needs can change over time.  My 93 yo...

2024 Spring Week 3 Reflections

This is the week where students review both FEMA's Whole Community approach and Amanda Ripley's video on her book "The Unthinkable".  I often wonder if students see the connection between these two assignments.  While the Whole Community approach is about preparedness and "The Unthinkable" is about response, there is still an element of community for those who must react to the immediate...
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