Thoughts from Day 1 ALN Panel Discussion
Well, yesterday afternoon I got fired up when listening to the final panel discussion of the day at Sloan-C's annual ALN conference. The panel was titled "Evolution or Revolution? What’s Happening with “Traditional” Online Learning?" and I have broken down my thoughts by speaker.Jose Cruz (The Education Trust, US)This was a pretty interesting speaker, and he made a good point about putting "learning"
Week 1 of #CFHE12
Tue, Oct 9 2012 07:00 | #CFHE12, academia, change, cMOOC, education, higherEd, learning, MOOC, pedagogy
Well, another 6 week MOOC started this week, CFHE12 (which I keep wanting to spell a CHFE12 for some reason) with George Siemens and company. This seems quite interesting, and it gives me an opportunity to check out the D2L environment in action, considering that our campus could have been a D2L campus, but we went with Blackboard instead.In any case, one of the first things for this week
BlendKit - Assessment
Mon, Oct 8 2012 13:53 | #blendkit2012, assessment, blendedLearning, coursera, instructionalDesign, onlineLearning, SloanC
It's week 3 of 5 in BlendKit2012, and this week's readings are on the topic of assessment (a pretty important topic if you ask me!). Thus far the contributions of my fellow participants have been pretty interesting to read as well (keep it up! :-) ). In any case, this week's readings give the reader a quick overview of the testing types that an online environment affords, talks (briefly)
Gamification Course | wrap-up post
Well, my first xMOOC is now complete! For this first time around in my xMOOC explorations I chose a coursera course on Gamification. This was a good choice because the video lectures were engaging! It turns out that the instructor has a law degree, so I guess his great presentation skills are now easily explained ;-)There were a few highlights and a few dim-lights to the course. As far
Blendkit, I am flipping the tables on you!
Wed, Oct 3 2012 17:30 | #blendkit2012, blendedLearning, courseDesign, instructionalDesign, mLearning, onlineLearning, SloanC
BlendKit, prepare to have your mind blown!OK, I am a exaggerating a bit, but I am going to come to this MOOC from a non-traditional approach. I've been thinking about the DIY activities, and I have to say that the DYI tools (4th column, DIY project deliverables) are pretty nifty; not just for blended learning, but also for instructional design purposes in general. Now, I don't think I will have a ton
BlendKit, Week 2 - Initial Thoughts
Yesterday I was reading the materials for Week 2 of BlenkKit, which are adapted from Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning by George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger†. While the entire reading was quite interesting, what I latched onto were the roles of the educator in this chapter which consisted of:Atelier Learning (Seely Brown, 2006)Network Administrator (Fisher, nd)Concierge Learning
HCI Course | Initial Thoughts
With the gamification almost over (this coming week is the final week), the Human Computer Interaction course on Coursera is just starting! Back in the day (2003-ish) I was finishing off my undergraduate degree in computer science and one of my final courses was a graduate course on User Interface Design, which I really enjoyed! I liked the subject matter, and the course was taught by a professor that
Blended Learning, and Distance considerations
Thu, Sep 27 2012 17:30 | #blendkit2012, blendedLearning, distanceLearning, EdTech, onlineLearning, SloanC
This morning, while commuting to work, I was catching up on some blog posts from fellow #blendkit2012 participants and I came across a blog post titled Is blended the same as half-distance? but Andres Norberg. I was originally just going to comment on the blog post itself, but the response was getting quite lengthy, so I converted into a blog post.Anders asks: If traditional face-to-face education
MobiMOOC 2012 | Final Week!
This is it! The final week of MobiMOOC is upon us! I have to say that this MOOC really passed by so quick that it was really hard to keep up with it :-) Last year's mobimooc seemed like it was much longer than 6 weeks (in a good way), and this year's mobimooc seemed shorter than the 3 weeks that it runs.Comparatively, I think last year I joined the mobimooc with the intention to be a moderately
Beginning of BlendKit 2012
Last year, for me anyway, the major pondering point of the year was MOOC pedagogy. Between cMOOCs and xMOOCs I've seen, and I am now still experiencing a lot of different deliveries, technologies, interactions, and I've been pondering their underlying pedagogies, and what makes them work!While I am still thinking about MOOC pedagogies, I have out that pot on thwack burner to slowly simmer and I've