PLE, the Learner, Open Learning, and...Academia
Mon, Mar 28 2016 05:00 | #humanMOOC, #NRC01PL, accessibility, cMOOC, gaming, ideology, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, lurker, MOOC, open learning, PLE, xMOOC
Moving right along with #NRC01PL - this is a (hopefully) short post on Personal Learning Environments, which was the topic of week 4 of NRC01PL. Maybe this week I can actually catch up to this week's discussion (although twitter has been surprisingly quiet in this cMOOC). In any case, I love discussing PLEs because in order to meaningfully discuss PLEs we need to discuss the context in
EDDE 806 - Post IV - madlib your research a bit
Sat, Mar 12 2016 06:00 | #vconnecting, accessibility, disability, dissertation, EDDE804, EDDE806, PhD, research
Last week my goal of attending all 806 sessions this semester got derailed by fatigue. For those keeping score at home, I've attended 3, and written about 4 (including this post) this semester - still ahead of the game ;-). Thank heavens for recorded sessions! As the sole member of Cohort 7 representing in 806 I feel like I should be more on top of things ;-)In any case, the presentation
Academic writing, but not in English...
One of the nice things about being a language geek and an academic is that you get access to research that has been published in other languages. In addition to English I fare quite well with research written in French, Italian, and Greek. Even though I don't have any formal experience with learning Spanish I could probably get the gist of Spanish articles based on my familiarity of French and
On Network Fluency
Wed, Oct 1 2014 17:30 | #ccourses, #rhizo14, accessibility, cMOOC, EDDE801, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, literacy, MediaLiteracy, MOOC, PhD, PLE, teaching
On the web, not one knows you are a ____________ (fill in the blank). Connecting with the previous elements of trust, I am continuing my opening exploration of this module's second topic: Network Fluency. The introductory chat is available as a YouTube video, and the discussion is on the topic of Social Capital and Personal Learning Networks.This subject of Network Fluency (or Network Literacy
PhD journey: Hidden Literature
Tue, Aug 27 2013 05:30 | accessibility, CALL, cMOOC, ESL, foreignLanguage, languageAcquisition, languageLearning, library, MOOC, open access, PhD, publishing, research
Image by DawnOfHope2012Over the past few weeks I've been knee deep in an initial literature review. This past summer, while vacationing, I met up with a colleague who teaches for my department as an adjunct, but he's got him own full post in Greece as well. While having coffee and talking about life in general we spoke about my PhD prospects, and my current feeling on the subject is that I am
Barriers to technology accessibility a myth?
I was reading an article recently on the 5 Myths of Mobile Learning. While I somewhat agree with most of what is said, I take issue with the "Accessibility and Cost Myth"This was perhaps one of the stranger myths I encountered, that personal mobile computing devices are inaccessible because of the inherent cost barriers. Looking around me here in India at the amazing rate of adoption of mobile devices