Curriculum Management as a Supply Chain issue?
I don't often write about my dayjob - as manager of an academic program. There are probably a lot of interesting and nuanced things to study academically in higher education administration and non-profit management, things that I also find interesting (from time to time) - but I tend to spend most of my time looking at EdTech, pedagogy, language learning, and the like (more so than higher ed administration.Recently
Content Knowledge vs Practice
Thu, Mar 24 2016 06:00 | #NRC01PL, ANT, cMOOC, content, instructionalDesign, interaction, MOOC, OCW, OER, practice
Hey! It's week 2 in NRC01PL! Well... no, it's not, it's probably like week 5 or something, but I am working at catching up ;-) The second week of this MOOC (which I've only now joined the Google Group) is on the Content/practice dichotomy. It's interesting because this comes up quite a few times in discussions in academia. The pendulum seems to swing from extreme to extreme. Too
Who's a teacher?
With the semester over, and the brain working on momentum, I've decided to capitalize on the spare brain-power, and time, to finally read a book that I agreed to write a review for back in the summer (yeah, I know - a tad bit late...). The book is a collection of articles titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future (an IGI
Latour - Rendering Associations Traceable again - Part III
Mon, Jun 29 2015 04:00 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, #rhizoANT, ANT, dissertation, EDDE802, EdTech, epistemology, linguistics, MOOC, ontology, PhD, philosophy, project, research, sociology, theory, web2.0, WebLiteracy
Drumroll please! This is it! The final Latour conversation (at least as far as his book Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory goes. It's been fun, Latour, but I have a pile of MOOC articles that aren't going to read themselves (note to voice technology people. I need a computer to read things to me like Majel Barrett does in Star Trek - voice of the computer.
Latour - Rendering Associations traceable again - Part II
Wed, Jun 24 2015 05:00 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, #rhizoANT, ANT, dissertation, EDDE802, EdTech, epistemology, linguistics, MOOC, ontology, PhD, philosophy, project, research, sociology, theory
Alright! Just as #clmooc is starting, I am finishing off Latour! Here is part 2, of a 3 part wrap-up on Latour's Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Once he discussed 5 uncertainties, now we're looking at re-assembling the social. Just as before, I've pulled one some quotes that made me go "huh!" when I was reading the book (finished it a few weeks
Latour - Rendering Associations Traceable Again - Part I
Sun, Jun 21 2015 04:00 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, #rhizoANT, ANT, dissertation, EDDE802, EdTech, epistemology, linguistics, MOOC, ontology, PhD, philosophy, project, research, sociology, theory
Alright! This is the final countdown for Latour! I've reached Part II of his book, which discusses the points of rendering associations traceable again. This continuing exploration of Latour deals with and Actor-Network Theory (in case you didn't remember). I've selected quotes that got me thinking when I first read the book, and now I am providing some current reactions (2 weeks later)
RhizoANT and email
Mon, Jun 8 2015 17:30 | #rhizo15, #rhizoANT, ANT, communication, email, Google, research, technology
The other day Rebecca posted on her blog and asked how we (I think she meant other RhizoANT collaborators) view email. How is email different from other technologies that we use to communicate with one another for various projects. In a previous RhizoANT post I wrote about (what seemed to be) our main vehicle for communication, the Google Doc. Of course, as Rebecca points out we also
Latour: Firth Source of Uncertainty - Writing Down Risky Accounts
Fri, Jun 5 2015 18:09 | #altac, #remixthediss, #rhizo14, #rhizo15, ANT, dissertation, EdTech, epistemology, linguistics, MOOC, ontology, PhD, philosophy, project, research, sociology, theory
Alright! Here we are! I am continuing the exploration [and one-sided dialogue] with Latour and I have reached the fifth [and final] source of uncertainty. This first part of the book has tried to describe Actor-Network Theory by describing the negative space around it, by offering up metaphors and examples, and by giving some small snippets into what ANT is (or tries to accomplish). As with
Latour: The Fourth Uncertainty - Matters of Fact vs Matters of Concern
Sun, May 31 2015 18:03 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, #rhizoANT, ANT, dissertation, EDDE802, EdTech, epistemology, linguistics, MOOC, ontology, PhD, philosophy, project, research, sociology, theory
Continuing on the (one sided) conversation of ANT with Latour we have the 4th source of uncertainty which is Matters of Fact vs Matters of Concern. I guess, starting off here, that one cannot debate matters of "fact" because they are facts and therefore immutable, whereas "concerns" are broad categories and the "answers" will most likely be in a state of flux. ANT is the story of an experiment
Rhizomatic Learning - The Practical Guide
Mon, May 25 2015 16:40 | #change11, #rhizo14, #rhizo15, #rhizoANT, ANT, EDDE802, learning, MOOC, PhD, rhizomatic, rMOOC
Well, it's week 6, the last week of #rhizo15 that Dave will host. The topic of this week brings us back to the original topic of this rMOOC: A practical guide for Rhizomatic Learning. It's hard to really come up with something that encompasses the meaning and approaches to rhizomatic learning - heck, I am only now starting to "understand" it and I've only been really thinking about it for
Swarn the Google Doc, or so says the ANT
Did someone say "swarm"?Alright. I've completed the first half of Latour's book on Actor-Network Theory titled Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. In a couple of blog posts (really soon) I will be continuing my exploration of ANT through this dialogue I've developed with Latour. I also, at the recommendation of Maha (I think) read Cressman's brief overview of ANT (PDF
Latour: Third Source of Uncertainty - Objects have agency too!
Sun, May 17 2015 06:00 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, ANT, dissertation, EdTech, epistemology, linguistics, MOOC, ontology, PhD, philosophy, project, research, sociology, theory
Continuing on my exploration of ANT, and asynchronous and indirect dialogue with Latour - this blog post will cover the third source of uncertainty, which according to Latour, is that Objects have agency too! As with the previous blog posts, I've pulled out quotes from the book that seemed interesting, or that I reacted to in some way, and I am responding to them here. no tie can be said to be durable
Latour: Second Source of Uncertainty - Action is overtaken
Fri, May 15 2015 11:58 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, ANT, dissertation, EdTech, epistemology, MOOC, ontology, PhD, philosophy, project, research, sociology, theory
Continuing on the exploration of Latour and ANT, the second source of uncertainty according to Latour is: Action is Overtaken. To be honest a few days after I've read the chapter and copied interesting parts from it for this post, I am not really sure what that means... I had to look the chapter title up to make sure that I wasn't making a mistaken ;-) As with previous blogIn most situations,
Invasive species, echo chambers, and community: This week on Rhizo15!
Wed, May 13 2015 20:49 | #rhizo15, ANT, communities, community, EDDE802, instructionalDesign, MOOC, PhD, rhizomatic, rMOOC, SocialNetworkAnalysis
I was going for a News show feel with that title. I don't think it came across. The more I think about it the more I am thinking that video might satiate my dramatic tendencies - but that would take more acting talent and more time. It's just text for now! If you have an idea for a name for a Mock News Show (like the Daily Show but for EdTech, drop a comment ;-) )So, week 5 Rhizo15 - this
Latour: First Source Uncertainty - there are no groups!
Tue, May 12 2015 16:00 | #change11, #rhizo14, ANT, book, EDDE802, network, PhD, research, social, theory
Look for traces of the "social"One of the things I like about Rhizo14, and our collaboration, is that we keep going, exploring our participation, and collaboration post Rhizo14 through a variety of lenses. This keeps the mind active and exploring new areas. I've been meaning to get acquainted with Actor Network Theory (ANT), but the time is rarely right. Classes, work, other projects conspire