EDDE 806 - Post VI.II - Attack of the Greeks!
Wed, Oct 19 2016 14:00 | EDDE805, EDDE806, MOOC, open, open access, open learning, open scholarship, open teaching, openEd, PhD
Now that I am back from vacation (was off to Spain, but spent a little time in Istanbul on the way to and from), it's time to catch up a bit on EDDE 806. On the day that I was flying out to begin my vacation Alec Couros was presenting....D'oh! I missed the opportunity to be live in that 806. Not only was Alec on, but there was also a fellow EDDE student who is also Greek. It would
Pondering assigning groupwork...
Mon, Sep 19 2016 04:00 | assignment, Design, groupwork, INSDSG601, instructionalDesign, open teaching, teaching
The summer semester is over! Well, it's been over for several weeks now and the fall semester is in full swing, but I am not teaching this semester (focusing more on projects that have been on the back-burner for a while). Taking a break from teaching actually makes me think more about teaching in an odd way (I guess out of sight, but not out of mind).One of the courses that I teach is an intro
Missed Conversation with Laura Gibbs
Sat, May 21 2016 06:00 | #vconnecting, instructionalDesign, open teaching, pedagogy, teaching, youtube
A recent hangout I was on talking about online pedagogy with some really cool people :-)Note to self: Ouroboros as a pedagogical symbol...
Assessing the process or the product?
Tue, Jan 12 2016 04:00 | assessment, INSDSG601, INSDSG690, instructionalDesign, open teaching, teaching
The other day I came across a post on ProfHacker written by Maha B. where she talked a bit about her own teaching experiences and whether one assesses the process of learning or the product of learning. I was thinking about this question in light of my own experiences as a learner, as a designer, and as an instructor who now has had experiences in introductory courses, capstone courses, and intermediate
Goodbye Dave. Hello Dave.
Mon, May 11 2015 03:00 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, INSDSG601, instructionalDesign, MOOC, open teaching, PLAR, rMOOC, teaching
Dave is really HAL, who is emulating DaveBusy week! Just finished grading my current class, and finished the syllabus for my summer class. Now the next stage in the course development is to create some instructions of the assessments, supporting materials, videos... oh my! I guess this is making me a bit late to this week's Rhizo Party on #rhizo15. I have not read responses of other
Of MOOCs, online courses, content, and teaching - whoa, that's a lot!
Mon, Jan 5 2015 07:00 | #ccourses, #change11, #rhizo14, cMOOC, engagement, LMS, MOOC, NoSignigicantDifference, onlineLearning, open teaching, Openness, rMOOC, xMOOC
Alright, being now back from my mini vacation, and back into the regular rhythm of work, reading, and very soon classes, I've caught up with a lot of my saved Pocket articles. The one thing I saw is, still, the very schizo nature of MOOC reporting and commentary. This reminds me a bit of the headlines, back in the day on Engadget and other tech sites, about studies on cell phones causing/not
Can students opt out if you teach in Open Learning?
Tue, Oct 7 2014 22:43 | #ccourses, cMOOC, dissertation, engagement, MOOC, open learning, open teaching, participation, PhD, xMOOC
Siemens, 2014It seems like Connected Courses is the cMOOC that keeps on adding while we are in the process of conducting the course. I think, based on my own personal experience, that this (the addition of "features" as the course is in progress) is a hallmark of cMOOCs ;-).Anyway, Discussion forums have been added to Connected Courses, and a discussion cropped up on whether students can
Some Mid-Week #edcmooc thoughts & reactions
Take one blog, mix with others, add own thought and see what happensOver the past couple of days I've been reading what fellow participants have contributed to the blogosphere on #edcmooc. I've watched the week 2 videos (more on that in post during the weekend), and I am slowly reading (or re-reading) some of the food-for-thought articles posted for week two.To keep things manageable, I decided
Week 7 - Evaluation (OLDSMOOC)
Sat, Feb 23 2013 17:10 | #oldsmooc, assessment, CC, cMOOC, Creative Commons, Evaluation, MOOC, OER, open learning, open scholarship, open teaching, xMOOC
It's week 7 in OLDSMOOC, and as we are windowing down we are tackling the topic of Evaluation. I will be switching tracks again, from the Blended Mobile Learning course (that I've been working on for a while), and going back to the idea of offering the course as a cMOOC. Going through OLDSMOOC I've gotten some good ideas about how to implement my own cMOOC. I've been thinking a lot about the