Are MOOCs really that useful on a resume?
Thu, Feb 23 2017 12:45 | assessment, cMOOC, CV, HR, instructionalDesign, MBA, MOOC, pondering, resume, work, xMOOC
I came across an article on Campus Technology last week titled 7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé, and it was citing a CEO of an employer/employee matchmaking firm. One piece of advice says to create a new section for MOOCs taken to list them there. This is not all that controversial since I do the same. Not on my resume, but rather on my extended CV (which I don't share anyone),
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
EDDE 806 - Post V - The final one of the spring 2016 season
Fri, Apr 1 2016 05:00 | dissertation, EDDE801, EDDE802, EDDE804, EDDE806, instructionalDesign, knowledgeManagement, MBA, PhD, reflection, research
A couple of weeks after the last session of 806 for this spring aired I had an opportunity to observe the proceedings from across time and space (aren't recordings grand?). Looking at the (small) crowd that attended the live session maybe I should have attended! Anyway! It does should like next fall, or perhaps next spring once I am formally in 806, there might be a ton of people attending,
On prepping for a dissertation
Fri, Jan 22 2016 14:06 | #remixthediss, dissertation, EDDE804, EDDE806, MBA, PhD, Presentation, reflection, seminar
I must be the only weirdo who inquires about "taking" a seminar before the 'logical' or programmed sequence of the seminar. That said, for my doctoral program the final seminar (EDDE 806) is actually open to all EdD students (and alumni) so I have been on-and-off in this seminar since I started two years ago. When I was in 801 it was easier to attend, so I probably attended 3-4 sessions.
Sat, Nov 14 2015 10:24 | EDDE803, gamification, gaming, instructionalDesign, Management, MBA, motivation, MSIT, simulation
One of the presentations this week in EDDE 803 was from a fellow classmate that talked a bit about simulations. In the ensuing discussion I was reminded of a course I took as part of my MBA which used simulations. I thought that this would be a worthwhile post for here (as well as class) - at the very least it's one chronicle of my learning journey prior to the EdD.Queue flashback visuals
Conflicting perceptions on Education
One of my resolutions, just before this new semester starts, is to not neglect periodicals that come in from time to time and at least thumb through them. Don't let too much work, of any sort, detract from the professional development of looking through work related periodicals (sounds oxymoronic, doesn't it?). Well, at least this way they won't pile up in the office ;-).Anyway, in keepting
What the heck is an instructional designer?
Sat, Jul 18 2015 07:00 | certification, education, instructionalDesign, learningDesign, MBA, ProfDev, professional
"Instructional Designer" - by AK & Net Art Generator- for #CLMOOCContinuing on my quest to read through what I've accumulated in my Pocket account, I came across a blog with the title Learning Experience Design: A Better Title Than Instructional Design? The title was catchy enough for me to save it to pocket for later reading (which seemed to be forever ago). In any case, Christy seems
Thu, May 28 2015 08:56 | #rhizo15, appliedLinguistics, assessment, Badges, competency, computerScience, instructionalDesign, learning, MBA, MOOC, xMOOC
Image from Flickriver, Brian HillegasA few days ago, and totally by stroke of chance, I happened upon a twitter discussion between @HybridPed, @otterscotter, @actualham, and a few others. I am not sure what the original topic was but I came in when they were discussing assessment. Do we assess learning or competency? Some regarded learning as transcending competency and some saw competency
Social Presence and Relateability
Thu, Mar 26 2015 11:20 | #humanMOOC, APLING603, CoI, education, engagement, InMemoriam, literacy, MA, MBA, MSIS, MSIT, socialPresence
This week has been rough in the office. We learned that our colleague - and my former professor - Pepi Leistyna passed away. Details are scant at the moment and everyone in the department is in a state of shock as his death was quite sudden and unexpected. I was going to write a blog post about about my history with him, how I knew him as a person when I worked in Media Services (good ol'
Ask why five times
Sun, Sep 14 2014 15:05 | #ccourses, cMOOC, computerScience, EDDE801, education, MBA, MOOC, PhD, philosophy, xMOOC
Good ol' Zoidberg asking WhyBack when I was an MBA student, probably in a project management class, we were told that we should ask "why" five times in order to come to the root cause of the problem (I wonder why this is why kids seem to keep asking "why" incessantly ;-) ). It thus seems quite a propos that the first formal week (two weeks actually!) of Connected Courses are focused on Why we need
The failure of teaching and learning centers.
Last week I caught something on inside higher education on the closure of Teaching and Learning Centers (CTL hereafter) in colleges and universities around th country, at a time, where seemingly, there ought to be more demand to keep them open, engage, and train faculty, and be a catalyst for a better college experience for everyone involved. This is what I remember from the article that I read when
Four weeks, Five MOOCs, One Open2Study experience
Thu, Apr 24 2014 10:57 | #rhizo14, computerScience, games, gamification, HR, MBA, MOOC, Open2Study, programming, xMOOC
Last year when I put out the call for the Great Big MOOC Book, one of the submissions came from a colleague in Australia who is going to write a bit about MOOC experiments that they ran on the Australian Open2Study platform, which is sponsored by the Open University of Australia. I had heard of the platform before, but I never really tried it out since I was testing out other platforms at
Cheating, Learning, Being - Week 1 summation
Mon, Jan 20 2014 17:46 | #rhizo14, CC, cheating, cMOOC, learning, Management, MBA, MOOC, open, open learning, PhD, rhizomatic, teaching
The cone of silence ;-)In most cMOOCs I attempt to go back and respond to fellow participant's posts after something has provoked some thoughts. If I am less busy, I tend to blog more, if I am more busy, I tend to leave more comments. I guess this semester I am sort of in-between ;-)In any case, from week 1 of the #rhizo14 MOOC here are some things that have piqued my interest:From Jenny
#edcmooc Human 2.0? Human+=Human?
Fri, Nov 29 2013 12:02 | #ds106, #edcmooc, #ESLMOOC, avatar, CoI, education, humanism, ICT, MBA, technology, transhumanism
Vice Admiral Tolya KotrolyaWell, here we are! The final(ish) week of #edcmooc. As I wrote in my tweet earlier this week, I think #edcmooc, like #ds106, is probably more of a way of life for some than an actual course. Sure, there won't be additional prescribed readings or viewings after this week, so the course is technically over, however the hallmark of any good course, as far as I am
Don't close the doors yet - OLDSMOOC has one more thing!
I got an email the other day that I was awarded a badge on OLDSMOOC (one of the peer reviewed badges), which prompted me to go into Cloudworks to see if there were any more peers that needed evaluating. I had already completed one peer review (see here for the first one) so why not complete a second one?It turns out that Itana Gimenes had submitted all her materials for the Learning Designer
OLDSMOOC: Peer Review #1
OK, s, I (re)discovered that there are some crowd-sourced badges. I knew this in the first week of the course, but somewhere along the lines I forgot about them (probably because I wasn't planning on applying for those badges anyway ;-) )In any case, if you are participating in OLDSMOOC, do have a look at the badge application page, and help out a fellow oldsmoocer! I'm doing my part
OLDS MOOC: Week 2 Goals
Alright! This week I will make some goals for myself for my participation in OLDS MOOC! This week (titled "inquire") focuses on context. The introductory video for the week is at the end of this post. For those of you familiar with the Dick & Carey model, we are firmly in the "Analysis" Stages.As far as reading goes, I plan on getting acclimated to the Force Map, and exploring the Ecology
Leadership isn't about "me too"s
Yesterday, while commuting, I had written a longer post about my MOOC-coverage fatigue. It seems as though MOOC coverage has gotten out of proportion and it's spilled over to other non educational news outlets that I frequent, where I go for non-educational news. In any case, it seems as though the Google Blogger client of my iPhone ate my post. Maybe for the best, because I feel like I
On Academic Management, and running a business
I must admit, I had planned on writing a post about how finding college leaders is like dating at times, you can go with the blind date and be pleasantly surprise, or date one of your friends and (hopefully) know most of the information before hand. As I was reading the Washington Post article, however, I was overcome with a severe sense of facepalm, and as I was responding to the article, it got long
Analytics, and usage in Higher Education
Tue, Oct 30 2012 06:21 | #CFHE12, ELI, instructionalDesign, LAK, LAK11, Learning Analytics, MBA, MSIT
It's week 4 of #cfhe12 so it must be time for Big Data and Analytics as the topic of discussion. It's interesting coming back to this topic of discussion because it was the topic of the first MOOC I took part in, LAK11, and it's a topic I've been thinking (or at least keeping on the back burner) since I was in business school. On of th things to keep in mind when talking about Analytics is that there
Open Business Models
It's coming down to the wire on #ioe12 with Open Business Models being the topic of the week. This week (unlike previous weeks) didn't have a video to watch in addition to the readings, but it was predominantly readings. The topics for the readings this week were a mix of author's perceptions around the topic of open publishing (and therefore open business models); the effect that open publishing has
Coursera #gamification12 course, week 1 recap
So this week Gamification, with Kevin Werbach of UPenn started! After close to two years of working on, what is now termed, cMOOCs (connectivist MOOCs), I decided to check out an "xMOOC" (institutional MOOC) to see what the learning experience is. I hope to be able to write a weekly recap about my coursera experiences :-)So, the gamification course is a six-week course on gamification from a management
Putting on my administrator cap: online vs on-campus enrollments?
This week I started a 2-week (online) workshop from the Sloan Consortium on Implementing the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs. So far it's a pretty interesting course, and I've read through the reading materials supplied by the workshop facilitator. One of the things that stands out, and this makes sense, is that an academic department can't go at it alone.
Sat, Dec 3 2011 10:40 | #change11, education, gamification, instructionalDesign, learning, Management, MBA, MSIT, simulation, SloanC
Life and Death ScreenshotThis week is gaming and simulation week (if you haven't guessed from the posts that I've been posting and responding to) on Change11 with guest Clark Aldrich. As usual, I've skipped the live session since there is more than enough content on the blogs and what's been provided by the guest facilitators. The reading matter for this week is a short book by Clark titled Designing
College Degrees and Relevance
Over the holiday, at some point I came across this blog post asking how much longer will (college) degrees mean something. It was a short, but interesting post, and something that I've thought about in the past; not in reference to how much longer will college degrees have a monopoly on accreditation of individuals, but rather I've been pondering what does a college degree mean.The impetus
Connecting and weaving knowledge
This week's Change topic was a nice break for me, allowed me to take a moment, catch up with other people's blogs, and the weekly session (which I made an attempt to visit while it was live, but I somehow missed it) was loose enough to allow for this break.In any case, the topic of this week was "Triangulating, weaving and connecting our learning." I've written before about disconnected knowledge (although
Artifact FROM learning
The other day I was organizing some materials at home and I came across a box of things that I used to have hanging around on my old office's pinboard, things that I haven't brought to the new office yet. The index card on the right is one of those items and it is an artifact FROM learning (as opposed to an artifact of learning...maybe it can be both, who knows).In any case, the story behind
Online Self-Organizing Social Systems
Thu, Oct 13 2011 17:30 | #change11, Creative Commons, instructionalDesign, knowledgeManagement, MBA, MOOC, Open Resources, Openness
This morning while commuting to work I had the opportunity to the last of this week's reading from David Wiley and Erin Edwards (Change MOOC) on Online Self-Organizing Social Systems. I have to say that this really piqued my interested. While reading the document I was transported back to my MBA days when I first started learning more about the topic of Knowledge Management and the work of Etienne
MBAs and leadership
The other day I was reading a Forbes article, which came to me via someone I follow on twitter, and the topic was Why MBA Programs Don't Produce Leaders. As someone with an MBA I was intrigued by the topic and what the author's views were so I added it to my Read It Later account for my commute home.Hansen (the author) argues that MBA programs were places that people went to learn hands-on
Digital Scholarship - weekend review
I have to say that I am a bit behind on my self imposed goals for this week in Change11. I had intended to read all of the Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice, but I was only able to read about 4 chapters some were "assigned" through the MOOC, and others looked interesting enough for a side track. The book remains in my ReadItLater list on my iPad so I will probably finish
The MBA Oath
ROFL. OK, maybe I am a bit cynical here but this story on NRP about the MBA Oath that some Harvard MBAs took made me laugh out loud.They have a website (who doesn't?) and here's the oath:As a manager, my purpose is to serve the greater good by bringing people and resources together to create value that no single individual can create alone. Therefore I will seek a course that enhances the value my
More collaboration, please.
There was an article that I saw a few weeks ago called Expert Predicts 6 Future Trends in Training. Being a sucker for predictions I went right ahead and I read it. I have to say that the six predictions were quite good - because we are already there, and we have been there for a while now.We covered all of these issues when I took courses in my MBA program about three years ago in topics such as
The MBA vs. the Witch
Here's a little comic relief Dilbert
Credit Crisis - Visualized
This is simply a great video to watch on the hows and the whys to the current credit crisis. The visuals, the setup, and the explanations are great in my opinion.Have a look - it's only 11 minutes. I would say that this is a good intro video for intro to finance classes.The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.
Library-IT Mergers in Academic Institutions
I came across this NERCOMP presentation a week or so ago, but I only got to go through it the other day. All I can say is that I wish that I had been able to attend the NERCOMP conference and this presentation in general because it's a project that I've been involved with at my campus.No, my campus still maintains a separate library and IT group, however as a Management student I've worked on proposals