CCK11 - week 2: This brings back memories!
This week's readings bring back memories; memories of computer science (creating algorithms in C to traverse a network) and memories of my MBA (organizational development). Fun stuff!Krebs' reading was short, but quite interesting nevertheless. What stood out for me was thisCommon wisdom in personal networks is "the more connections, the better." This is not always so. What really matters
Preparation: the key to academic success!
I wrote an article last week for the UMass Online blog on the merits of preparation. If you are a current student or if you're an instructor looking to point your students to another student's views on how to be successful in the classroom and get the most out of yoru educational experience then check out this post. Comments always welcome!
Connectivism: just doesn't hit the nail on the head for me
Wed, Jan 19 2011 05:58 | CCK11
So here are some thoughts on CCK11 for this first week - I've broken it down to both format and theory.Format:I like the fact that this is a distributed blog MOOC. It gives me an opportunity to see what people are writing on their personal blogs, in addition to the CCK content that they post. It's also a nice way of filtering information for me since I don't have a waterfall of information coming down
OK, I stole (errrr....creatively borrowed) the title of this blog post, but I don't remember who posted it first (I'll rectify this in a blog post about CCK11 by Friday. In any case, with school officially over for me, I got my MA in Applied Linguistics, just waiting for my diploma now, I thought I would mess around with the concept of a Massive Online Open Course (or MOOC).There are two MOOCs
Tech use in the classroom
Before the new year came in, one of my linguistics professors sent me (and other classmates) an email looking for some feedback. The question was: How would you react as a teacher if your students texted, surfed the internet, or did other stuff on their computers during your class?Given that my classmates all come from diverse backgrounds (some in Higher Education, some in K-12, others
Happy end of the year!
Well, it's been one crazy year! I've managed to complete my final two masters degrees, meet some great colleagues from sister campuses and forged new friendships with classmates in both linguistics and instructional design. My last academic blogpost for the year I've posted over at the UMass Online blog; the topic is Making Services Accessible. Go have a look and post you thoughts on the matter of
Another crazy semester | done
Well, another crazy semester is now done!This semester was actually quite busy, despite the fact that I started preparing for it over the summer! I had done most of the readings for my Psycholinguistics course, as well as starting to think about what I wanted to do with my Field Experience Practicum. Despite all this planning, I ended up taking another route in my practicum, and preparations
Journal article now (officially) available!
Fri, Dec 3 2010 17:54 | articles
I was looking at the website of the journal (Human Architecture) in which I published an article last summer and I saw that it's out! The journal hasn't hit SocIndex or EBSCO yet, but I guess it's official :-)Check it out either at okcir.com (link above), or the copy I've placed on my Scribd account
Less than a month to go!
Mon, Nov 29 2010 17:53 | UMassOnlineBlog
This is it, the final countdown! (well, OK, may not the final final countdown)I posted something on the UMass Online blog recently, on how great and useful libraries are - check it out here (can't wait to finish my comprehensive exams!)
In the thick of it all...
I know, blogs have been neglected...My instapaper list of things to read is getting big...There are quite a few things that I have read and want to comment on...There just isn't that much time!Hmmm...this sort of started out as a poem, it didn't work out that way though ;-)In any case, I'm in the thick of it all, however one way or another December 17th is it! I am taking my comprehensive exams for