Death of a CoP
I was reading this blog post earlier this month about the collapse of the TR-DEV community of practice on an eLearning blog.Now Communities of Practice (or CoP) is something of an interest to me. In the MBA program I viewed it from the lens of enabling employees to share knowledge within the company. In the Instructional Design program I've created a CoP of faculty, students and alumni as a space to
There is no grammar
Just as I've started taking a course called "structure of the English Language", which deals with English Grammar, here comes a blog post called "there is no grammar".OK, now that the other blog got your attention, I think that I agree with the original blogger. Grammar is a construct made up to understand the language we speak. From a language learner's perspective though is it useful to start learning
Do you know what cloud computing is?If not, Check this out (even if you do, check it out anyway. Common Craft make awesome videos):
What is your MBTI profile?
Back when I started the MBA program (in 2004) I had to take a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. At the time I was an INTJ. I was told that people change over a period of time, so since it's been 5 years since I last took the MBTI (give or take a few weeks), I decided to take it again.This time I am an ISTJI am:* moderately expressed introvert* slightly expressed sensing personality* moderately expressed
Which chart type to choose?
I came across this easy to use guide regarding which chart type to use depending on your data type and amount.It's in Spanish, but it's not that difficult to decipher (or shouldn't be anyway).Download the PDF here
The right to read
Recently I came across and article called the right to readIt's not long, and it's a short sci-fi story.With all the talk about ebooks this year being the in thing for 2009, and my own experiences with ebooks, I think that it's worth while to read.Now while this story is rather bleak and it points to a possibility, an unintended consequence of DRM on our media and its effects on education.Excerpt:For
A little beginning-of-semester humor from PhD
Convicing others to blog - or not
I recently came across a blog post on engaged learning dot net called convincing others to blog.I read it and I found it quite interesting. As someone how's got four blogs already, I know that there is value to speaking about things you like and topics where you may be a subject matter expert. The time commitment to blog is not very taxing. If you know what you are talking about you can write a blog
Ning versus the Campus Portal
I came across this Educause North Atlantic conference presentation file relatively recently. As someone who has created a Ning social Network for one program (and helped develop a Ning network for another), I thought this presentation was interesting. I really wish there were an associated podcast with this powerpoint file because the powerpoint alone does this presentation little justiceOne of the
Librarianship is dead. Long live librarianship.
OK, now that I've got your attention, I decided to create a complimentary post to this blog entry called instructional design is deadMuch discussion has been had on publib recently about the downgrading of librarianship as a profession.One comment says: I certainly wouldn't suggest that we should make our catalogingsystems deliberately arcane or complex simply to justify our existence(s). But there