Welcome to Baking with Ellen!

Here is my summary of learning for EC&I 831.

I decided to theme my summary of learning to correspond with my learning project.

I took the recipe for the cupcakes from this blog post. I actually wanted to use a different recipe, one that I had tried before, but the recipe I had originally intended to use was a little more complicated and therefore harder to film.

The recipe remained the same, but I altered the ingredients to reflect either the tools of the class (wet ingredients) or the class content that I really enjoyed and connected with (dry ingredients.)

Mix together (in our main Zoom web conferencing tool):

2 cups of Google+

2 interactions on Twitter

1/2 cup of Feedly

1 cup of Twitter chats

1 cup of our Blog Hub

1 teaspoon of Wikipedia

In a separate breakout session, mix together the course content:

3/4 cup of videos by Michael Wesch

2 cups of the Open Education Movement and Aaron Swartz involvement

2 teaspoons of The Power of Networks by Manuel Lima

1 teaspoon of Felicity Duncan’s Why Kids Are Leaving Social Networks

1/2 teaspoon of John Oliver

Slowly combine the course content (dry ingredients) to the tools we used (wet ingredients.) Once the knowledge and ideas are finished, it’s time to add the icing to the cupcake (blogs and how our knowledge and ideas are presented.)

I used a recipe that I had made before – actually the original cupcake recipe that was too difficult to film. The icing, however, works perfectly and is very delicious.  The recipe is from Ming Makes Cupcakes and is cupcake 24 on the website.

The icing ingredients are:

1/2 cup of WordPress

4 cups of good content

1/4 cup of neat pictures

1 teaspoon of videos

1 tablespoon of citing things properly (using Compfight)

2 tablespoons of an interesting title

And there you have it! Cupcakes that represent our learning in this class!

They're delicious, too!
They’re delicious, too!

Photo Credit: markus spiske via Compfight cc

For the video, I used sound from BenSound, specifically this track.

A big thank you to my husband for his help with filming and editing this piece.

All in all, I’m really happy with my summary of learning (although I wish I had scripted a more complete ending.) I hope you enjoyed it, as much as I enjoyed our class!


4 thoughts on “Welcome to Baking with Ellen!

  1. Very creative, I love it! My favourite parts: “You have to add the contents of the course content bowl to the course tools bowl very slowly or it can get overwhelmed, or just turn into a disaster”, and the trolling hubby trying to steal a cupcake! Your baking metaphor worked wonderfully, well done 🙂


  2. I agree with the previous posts. .. Super creative! It’s a great metaphor for everything we learned in the course, and explains things very well through the use of your leaning project material as well. It may have taken awhile to think of everything to put together, but it was worth it in the end for a great final product. Well done!


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