Getting beyond rigor
Sun, May 8 2016 02:00 | academia, Badges, INSDSG601, instructionalDesign, pondering, rhizomatic, rigor, teaching
The other day I got access to my summer course on Blackboard. With just under 25 days left to go until the start of courses, it's time to look at my old syllabus (from last summer), see what sorts of innovations my colleague (Rebecca) has in her version of the course, and decide how to update my own course. I had some ideas last summer, but since then the course has actually received an
Rhizo16 (planning) has begun...
Fri, Jan 8 2016 07:00 | #rhizo16, instructionalDesign, MOOC, motivation, pedagogy, rhizomatic, rMOOC, SNA
...and along with it the usual cast of characters and their zany antics (picture a 90s cartoon here).The debate and brainstorming currently happening is how to welcome new members in a new MOOC when we've all started developing connections, bonds, and rhizomes together over the past couple of years. Will anonymity work? New Groups? Delete old groups? Tea & Biscuits to welcome new members?
Rhizomatic Learning - The Practical Guide
Mon, May 25 2015 16:40 | #change11, #rhizo14, #rhizo15, #rhizoANT, ANT, EDDE802, learning, MOOC, PhD, rhizomatic, rMOOC
Well, it's week 6, the last week of #rhizo15 that Dave will host. The topic of this week brings us back to the original topic of this rMOOC: A practical guide for Rhizomatic Learning. It's hard to really come up with something that encompasses the meaning and approaches to rhizomatic learning - heck, I am only now starting to "understand" it and I've only been really thinking about it for
Invasive species, echo chambers, and community: This week on Rhizo15!
Wed, May 13 2015 20:49 | #rhizo15, ANT, communities, community, EDDE802, instructionalDesign, MOOC, PhD, rhizomatic, rMOOC, SocialNetworkAnalysis
I was going for a News show feel with that title. I don't think it came across. The more I think about it the more I am thinking that video might satiate my dramatic tendencies - but that would take more acting talent and more time. It's just text for now! If you have an idea for a name for a Mock News Show (like the Daily Show but for EdTech, drop a comment ;-) )So, week 5 Rhizo15 - this
Planned obsolence - the end of #rhizo14
The end is nigh! The end is nigh! This is the last week of #Rhizo14. Of course, the end is probably just a beginning, but we'll cross that bridge later on. In any case, the topic for this week is Planned Obsolescence, or as I would frame it: the culminating step of the metamorphosis of our learners from guided to self-guided life-long learners.Dave asks How do we teach ourselves into uselessness?
The medium is the message...
Wed, Feb 12 2014 04:30 | #cck11, #lak11, #rhizo14, cMOOC, curriculum, INSDSG, INSDSG619, MOOC, participation, rhizomatic
The medium is the message...The medium is the curriculum... The community is the medium...The community is the curriculum!Well, we've made it to Week 5 of Rhizomatic Learning, and this week's topic shares it's title with the course itself! The Community is The Curriculum. Odd, to me this would have made a perfect final week (you know every end is a new beginning, circle of life learning
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
Books making us stupid?
Tue, Feb 4 2014 18:00 | #rhizo14, books, cartoons, cMOOC, dialogue, discourse, information, knowledge, learning, MOOC, popCulture, rhetoricalQ, rhizomatic
Well, we've made it to Week 4 of #rhizo14, a full two-thirds done with this rhizomatic thing. But wait, if rhizomes are all middle with no beginning and end, what does two-thirds actually mean?I guess the topic of the week is the printed medium, and the overall question of "is Books making us stupid?" The question brought up immediately the mental image of Homer Simpson, from the show The Simpsons,
Cheating, Learning, Being - Week 1 summation
Mon, Jan 20 2014 17:46 | #rhizo14, CC, cheating, cMOOC, learning, Management, MBA, MOOC, open, open learning, PhD, rhizomatic, teaching
The cone of silence ;-)In most cMOOCs I attempt to go back and respond to fellow participant's posts after something has provoked some thoughts. If I am less busy, I tend to blog more, if I am more busy, I tend to leave more comments. I guess this semester I am sort of in-between ;-)In any case, from week 1 of the #rhizo14 MOOC here are some things that have piqued my interest:From Jenny