Formal education and social capital
Tue, Sep 24 2019 13:47 | curriculum, distanceLearning, eLearning, learning, social networks, socialCapital, university
You don't go to Harvard for the Education. You go to Harvard for the Connections!- someone from my past (I don't remember who).The other day a long-distance friend and colleague posted an interesting blog post pondering (or positing?) that Social and Cultural capital are the main problem in online education. A very engaging twitter thread and discussion ensued (which I am having trouble locating at
Campus deadzones, and creepy hallways: where did everyone go?
Found image on Google (not actually a photo of me)Happy Friday dear readers! (umm...anyone still there? I swear! I am alive! 😆)I've been attempting to write a blog post all week (and trying to do the 10 minutes of writing per day), but I've been failing on that account...I guess Fridays are a better day as things wind down from the week. In any case, there is an article from the Chronicle
EDDE 806 - Post VI.III - The one with Sir John Daniel
Thu, Oct 20 2016 16:44 | assessment, distanceLearning, EDDE806, MOOC, onlineLearning, open, open access, OpenUniversity, PhD
OK, I am almost 'caught up' with the stuff I missed while I was on vacation (at least as far as 806 goes). I remember receiving an email from Pearl indicating that Sir John Daniel would be presenting. Too bad the internet wasn't that reliable :-/ Oh well, thank goodness for recordings ;-)Sir John Daniel seemed like a pretty interesting person, and very knowledgeable (with over 300
Say hello to SMOC (another pointless acronym ;-) )
A SmockThe other day an article came across my radar with the title "Don't Call it a MOOC." Well, of course, I really had to read it because it kind of sounds like MOOC is an insult, so don't insult a course by calling it a MOOC ;-) As if MOOC isn't a bad enough acronym, UT-Austin somehow found a worse one, SMOC (pronounced "smock"). So, what is this SMOC, other than a poor, and unnecessary acronym?Basically,
MOOCs in Higher Education - Must resist feeding trolls...
Mon, Sep 2 2013 05:00 | #fslt12, #oldsmooc, articles, assessment, cMOOC, distanceLearning, facilitation, MOOC, teaching, vygotsky, xMOOC
Happy Labor Day everyone!The other day I was going through my two Learning Solutions Magazine articles to see if there were any comments (Part 1 and Part 2 here) that I might be able to address. I think it's great when people engage with the reading material on the web in a constructive way, it helps everyone expand their knowledge a little. That said, the comments weren't that many, and they
Blended Learning, and Distance considerations
Thu, Sep 27 2012 17:30 | #blendkit2012, blendedLearning, distanceLearning, EdTech, onlineLearning, SloanC
This morning, while commuting to work, I was catching up on some blog posts from fellow #blendkit2012 participants and I came across a blog post titled Is blended the same as half-distance? but Andres Norberg. I was originally just going to comment on the blog post itself, but the response was getting quite lengthy, so I converted into a blog post.Anders asks: If traditional face-to-face education