EC&I 831 – Summary of Learning

This video is the final assignment for the course on Social Media and Open Education. Enjoy it!

Since I will be taking one more course with Dr. Couros, stay tuned for the upcoming blog posts in January 2018.

In the meantime, you can find me on Twitter. :)

Happy Holidays!


My learning project: Final thoughts

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One of the assignments for the course EC&I 831 (Social Media & Open Education) was a Major Digital Project. Students had two options for this assignment: a) integrate social media into one’s teaching practice, or b) learn something and share the progress in an open online space. My first thought was to put an old idea into practice (option a): create a YouTube Channel, in Portuguese, to share effective strategies for academic success. Ten days later, Continue reading “My learning project: Final thoughts”

The evolution of my learning project in three images


My first attempt – October 5th – I knew nothing about brush pens and papers…
A month later – Nov 4th – Writing with my favourite brush pen and paper


Nov 25th – Playing with watercolour | You can watch me painting the letters on my final video for this class, coming on Dec 5th.


“Learning is a journey, not a destination.” – unknown author

My journey continues… and you can follow it on my Instagram.

Learning Project (update) + get 2 months FREE (SkillShare)

I was a little bit busy finishing assignments, but I kept working on my learning project.

I tried writing with watercolour twice: here and here. I enjoyed it, but I knew it would be a good idea to learn some watercolour techniques. :)

I found Keren Duchan’s class on Watercolor Fundamentals: Water Control and Shape, on SkillShare.

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To watch the class, you need to be a SkillShare member. If you don’t have a membership, you can get 2 months FREE by clicking here. (This is how I took all the SkillShare classes in the last two months!)

After watching her class, Continue reading “Learning Project (update) + get 2 months FREE (SkillShare)”

When my heart exploded with joy

I decided to stop trying to imitate beautiful fonts because I want to have my own style and have the freedom to write what I want without following strict patterns. My hand is heavy, and I suffer too much trying to create thin upstrokes; this kills all the joy that hand lettering should be giving me.

I can start a thin upstroke, but I cannot create a thin upstroke when it a continuum of the thick downstroke:

It isn’t natural to me to release the pressure of the pen when I create an upstroke.

So, yesterday, Continue reading “When my heart exploded with joy”