A look back at this summer's PD - Part I: Conferences
Summer is usually the time for some professional development, after all during the academic year things are going at such a fast and furious pace that it doesn't leave much time (let alone brain/mind-space) to undertake much professional development. This summer (because of "factors") professional development was not as easy going as it has been the past few years, so I needed to pick a
MOOC CPD & SpotiMOOCdora
Last week (or was it two weeks ago?) I did my rounds on coursera, edx, miriadaX, and futurelearn and I signed up for a few new MOOCs. I had also signed up for a course that a colleague was promoting on Canvas (innovative collaborative learning with ICT), but I've fallen behind on that one, not making the time commitment to participate. The list of missed assignments (ones that
Are conferences places where we repeat ourselves?
It's been a long time since I last blogged and it wasn't part of a class (or at least it really feels like a long time!) Last week I received informational booklets (more than a triptych, less than an actual program book, and advertising in nature) for a couple of summer conferences that I keep track of, and some of which I have attended in the past.Leafing though these booklets I noticed something
Professional Learning through MOOCs
Wed, Dec 16 2015 05:30 | articles, cMOOC, MOOC, ProfDev, research, review, workplace learning, xMOOC
Back for another review of a chapter in the book titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future (an IGI global title). This time I am reviewing (a little) chapter 3 and jumping off from there. The chapter title is "Professional Learning through MOOCs?: A Trans-Disciplinary Framework for Building Knowledge, Inquiry,
Virtually Connecting at #digPed 2015 (Day 5)
This is also cross-posted on VirtuallyConnecting.org The final virtually connecting session of the DigPed Lab Institute (don’t call it a conference!) was on Friday August 14, 2015 and despite the fatigue as people crossed the finish line for this lab institute we had an engaging and lively discussion for our vConnecting session!Joining us in the virtual realm in this vConnecting session were
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
Research: Process, Ethics, Validation, and Technicianship?
Wed, Jan 28 2015 18:14 | #massiveteaching, #moocfail, #remixthediss, #rhizo14, academia, achievement, alt-ac, APLING621, EDDE801, EDDE802, epistemology, ethics, ontology, PhD, ProfDev, professional, research, SLA
Derby Wharf, Salem, MA - Jan 2015 (Storm: Juno)I am sure that last one is a word I just made up on the spot. It's been a slow week in 802. I was reading Lisa's reflection on Lurking in 802 (she is in last year's cohort, so she is two courses ahead of us in Cohort 7), and how she viewed 802 at the time as a make or break experience for the Ed.D. program. While 801 last semester was a whirlwind
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