Some Friday homework posted here. I was listening to Audrey Watters's keynote address at CETIS a few weeks ago and I thought this would make some good material for thinking and a critique - so here it is. Your thoughts?Watters, A. (2014, June). Un-Fathom-able: The Hidden History of Ed-Tech. Keynote presented at the 2014 Center for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards
Pretty nifty 3D surface
Thu, Jan 9 2014 07:30 | education, educationTechnology, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, onlineLearning
I came across this in an article talking about the Stanford Remote Lab. Pretty nifty! I wonder what this might mean for online education (of various sorts) ten years down the road.
#edcmooc - Where do you want to go today? Build that bridge to your utopia
Sat, Nov 16 2013 16:44 | #edcmooc, cMOOC, coursera, educationTechnology, edx, futurism, learning, MOOC, technology, udacity, xMOOC
So, we are at the end of Week 2 of #edcmooc and we are wrapping up the unit on Utopias and Dystopias, and everything in between (because thing is really that black and white). As with the week before there were some videos to watch and think about. I think that the no-lecture-videos format works well. I like to see what people do with certain conversation starters and where they go with them.
Critique of Making your own Quasi-MOOC
Thu, Oct 24 2013 06:00 | assessment, cMOOC, educationTechnology, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, xMOOC
With three MOOCs done (only undertaking one now), I have a little more time to go through and read what has been piling up in my Pocket account. Now, over the past couple of years there have been a number of articles on building your own MOOC, from a variety of people. Some in publications like Learning Solutions Magazine, some in eBook form, some in in Blog form.One of the blog-form posts
1 week, 3 completed MOOCs, 1 MOOC Experience Reflection
Tue, Oct 22 2013 07:00 | appliedLinguistics, educationTechnology, instructionalDesign, linguistics, MOOC, reflection, xMOOC
Online Games & Narrative Course LogoLast summer, when I signed up for these things, I really didn't keep proper timing of the courses I signed up for, because I was signed up for three concurrent MOOCs, while working a full time job, and messing around with other interesting things (MOOC related). In any case, after several PACKED weeks, three MOOCs are done, and I have some thoughts
Use your medium appropriately
I was reading an article on tablet computing that @rjhogue had emailed me and it brought to mind (again) the need to be able to rethink your processes and your affordances when working with a new medium. For example, looking at eBooks, most eBooks are just text - which is fine, but it doesn't utilize the medium (iPad) very well. Now take a look at Operation Ajax, a graphic novel on the iPad,
Abundance: A tale of student usage
I was reading the blog posts that were posted yesterday on Change MOOC on the topic of Learning in times of Abundance and it suddenly hit me*, this learning in times of abundance reminds me a lot of the research I did on digital natives (article forthcoming). Yes technology (seems to be) ubiquitous, and so is information, but as Eric Duval admitted in his intro post:Really big caveat:
A Selwyn fan!
Sat, Feb 19 2011 13:14 | CCK11, criticalThinking, EdTech, educationTechnology, NetGeneration, technofatigue
This past week I listened to the Neil Selwyn presentation (perhaps I am a week behind) and I have to say that I am indeed a Neil Selwyn fan or best rephrased, I am a fan of his critical point of view on technology and the bling use of technology in the classroom.I came across Neil's work a few months back as I was finding academic articles on the subject of the Net Generation (also known as Millenials,
7 years, 4 Masters, Full time job
Fri, Feb 18 2011 17:12 | EdTech, education, educationTechnology, IT, library, linguistics, Management
The other day I made an observation on LinkedIn that 8 people had recently left the employment of UMass (LinkedIn told me so). The number seemed rather high, so I wanted, out of curiosity, to know who had left, was it someone I knew? It turns out that most of the people who "left" were teaching assistants, graduate assistants, or like me had added "student" to their profile under job. Back in the
Google for Education
Fri, Aug 28 2009 06:01 | educationTechnology
I love the phrase: Collaborating like it's 1999 :-)
Twitter in the classroom (part deux?)
I must admit that I was skeptical before I first saw this, but when I thought about it more, the idea of using hashtags in a survey class (an intro class that a lot of people have to take) is interesting.