Teaching, Grades, and the Impostor Syndrome
Fri, Mar 11 2016 04:30 | assessment, connectivism, emergent, INSDSG601, INSDSG684, learning, PhD, professional, teaching
The other day I was reading a blog posted by Rebecca on marking and getting a sense of that impostor syndrome creeping in. I love reading posts like these because I still consider myself new to the teaching, even though I've been doing it for a couple of years now. Some of the things that she describes are things that I have thought or experienced, and some are not.In terms of an impostor
What's this about connectivism then?
Fri, Nov 27 2015 07:30 | assignment, cMOOC, connectivism, EDDE803, MDE620, MOOC, OER, video, youtube
Well, semester is almost over! I think that I only have about 10 more days left in my 3rd EdD semester. There must be a punchline joke here, but I am not finding it at the moment ;-) Need some more sleep!That said, for the third assignment I decided to tackle a topic that I was fairly familiar with - connectivism. My buddy for this assignment and I worked together to put together
Questions about Co-Learning
Wed, Nov 12 2014 04:00 | #ccourses, #DALMOOC, cMOOC, CoI, connectivism, constructivism, CoP, INSDSG684, learning, MOOC, pedagogy
What do you get when you mix connected courses, thinking about academia, and cold medicine? The answer is a blog post (which I hope makes sense) :-) As I was jotting down my initial thoughts on co-learning in the previous post I completely forgot to address some of the initial thinking questions for this module. Here are some initial thoughts on co-learning and how I would address these
Wrapping up the stupefying book week
This was an eventful week! Snowstorm, followed by several days of coughing, sneezing and all those other lovely wonderful symptoms of winter colds (or whatever it is I have). This has made me fall a little behind on reading the contributions of fellow rhizotravelers, but hopefully I can slowly catch up on my Pocket readings.One of the things I came across this past week was a post by Tellio where
#edcmooc: One man's dystopia...
Mon, Nov 11 2013 15:09 | #edcmooc, ALN, cMOOC, connectivism, coursera, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, metaMOOC, MOOC, teaching
Seems like Week 1 of #edcmooc is now done, and I've read (or in some cases reviewed) the readings and videos that they had posted as resources for Week 1. During the Week 1 live session recap and discussion there was an indication that there were 20,000 registrants for the MOOC. I'd be interested in seeing how many of those 20,000 follow through and "complete" the MOOC, whatever "completion"
On Brain Rewiring and Speed of Access
Report from the Lurker field :-)The other day I was reading a blog post, part of #change11, on connectivism from someone newly introduced to the theory. Now, I've said before, and I will say it again that connectivism doesn't fully do it for me. I think it has some valid points but I dispute the claim that learning happens faster/better due to our technologically connected world. A learning theory,
Lurkers, Lurking, Learners, Learning, what is learning?
I tried making that rhyme, to come up with a catchy title, but it didn't really work out... Oh well, maybe next time ;-)In any case, in the Research_MOOC Mailing list Alan Selig had an interesting question which I thought I would poke at for a while until I came to an answer (or at least something to add to the discussion)Alan SeligOne final "wonderment" from my limited understanding of Connectivist Learning
Connected Knowledge and the language barrier
I've been mostly lurking these past couple of weeks on CCK11. I've enjoyed reading both assigned readings and reading through blog entries of participants. Most blog entries are in English, which isn't surprising considering that this MOOC is run in English, but at least once, if not, more times per week I've seen postings in Italian, French and Portuguese - I'm sure I've seen Spanish as well, but
CCK11 - week 2: This brings back memories!
This week's readings bring back memories; memories of computer science (creating algorithms in C to traverse a network) and memories of my MBA (organizational development). Fun stuff!Krebs' reading was short, but quite interesting nevertheless. What stood out for me was thisCommon wisdom in personal networks is "the more connections, the better." This is not always so. What really matters