Social Presence and Relateability
Thu, Mar 26 2015 11:20 | #humanMOOC, APLING603, CoI, education, engagement, InMemoriam, literacy, MA, MBA, MSIS, MSIT, socialPresence
This week has been rough in the office. We learned that our colleague - and my former professor - Pepi Leistyna passed away. Details are scant at the moment and everyone in the department is in a state of shock as his death was quite sudden and unexpected. I was going to write a blog post about about my history with him, how I knew him as a person when I worked in Media Services (good ol'
Institutional Affiliation or Itinerant Scholar?
Mon, Mar 23 2015 05:00 | adjuncts, administration, cMOOC, DigitalScholarship, higherEd, itinerant, MOOC, nomadic, Scholarship
Rebecca, the other, posted a question on Twitter on #adjunctchat, and later on wrote a little more in length on her blog about this question: What is the value in affiliation? More specifically:In our new world of adjunctification and alt-metrics, does an affiliation matter? Am I better to declare myself as an itinerant scholar than a scholar associated with a particular university? What is the value
Humanizing online education: we're not just a bunch of robots
Captain Data (an android)End of another week. Sometimes when I reach cognitive overload I feel like a stranded sailor - what days is it? where am I? what did I do this week? Did I learn this thing this week or last week? Anyway, I've taken some notes throughout the week so that I can discuss and summarize a bit things that made me think. So, I had discovered a MOOC,
One more assignemnt down... One to go...
I am starting to feel like Jack Bauer in 24 as EDDE 802 progresses. 60 days down in the semester, and 25 left to go. I can hear the clock ticking down...Assignment 3 was completed this weekend, a few days before it was actually due (thank you to Lisa for the peer review!). It's a small assignment describing the conceptual frameworks that we are going to use for researching a specific research
Mon, Mar 16 2015 04:30 | #altcred, #change11, #humanMOOC, #rhizo14, Analytics, canvas, CoI, EDDE802, INSDSG684, MOOC, rMOOC, xMOOC
Worlds have officially collided (either that, or the Rhizome has invaded my mind) ;-) This week is the beginning of Humanizing Online Instruction (or #humanMOOC) on the Canvas Network. As is usually the case, I tend to lurk in more MOOCs than I can actually "complete†"in any given period. Given my homework for EDDE 802, and my teaching work on INSDSG 684 (and let's not forget the day-job),
Educational assumptions discussed (Part II)
Sun, Mar 15 2015 17:00 | #altcred, #rhizo14, activeLearning, cMOOC, community, courseDesign, INSDSG, INSDSG684, learning, MOOC, podcast, teaching, xMOOC
Well, here we are, part II of educational assumptions. That last blog post was getting long, so here we are! These are still some ideas about things I jotted down in the margins, highlighted, or otherwise reacted to when reading a recent research article on Open Praxis by fellow MOOC researchers France and Jenny. Despite my issues and concerns with the article, it's still worth a read so that
Learning in a safe environment, and other educational assumptions (Part I)
Sat, Mar 14 2015 10:21 | #rhizo14, 2cents, CC, cMOOC, education, INSDSG, MOOC, opinion, research, sensemaking, vygotsky, wayfinding, xMOOC
It's been a few days since I started writing about the various reactions I had (and started noting in the margins ;) ) to a recent article from fellow MOOCers and MOOC researchers Frances and Jenny. I cut my previous post a bit shorter than I intended because it was getting long, and I didn't want it to go on and on. So this is a follow-up blog post to that original post with some reactions,
RhizoResearch - some thoughts brought on by Sunlight and Shade.
Tue, Mar 10 2015 04:30 | #fslt12, #oldsmooc, #rhizo14, cMOOC, critique, dissertation, EDDE802, MOOC, PhD, reliability, research, rMOOC, validity
It is a bit of an odd thing to admit, but ever since I started formal school again in order to pursue a doctorate the amount of pleasure reading has gone down. Now, this is to be expected, time resources need to be allocated differently in order to meet the rigorous demands of a doctoral program. That said, my pleasure reading was research articles anyway, so it's kind of hard to out down
It's hard to believe, but this week we are commencing unit 4 (of 5) in EDDE 802 - which is all about data collection, thus leaving behind the research methodology unit. This past week has been particularly difficult due to the amount of reading. Now, I should say that my MA in Applied Linguistics has prepared me for a lot for the amount of reading an MA and a PhD student should be
Fri, Feb 27 2015 14:55 | cMOOC, criticalPedagogy, dissertation, EDDE802, education, epistemology, MOOC, PhD, research, rMOOC, SocialNetworkAnalysis
It feels a bit like I've had my nose close to the grind stone for the past few weeks. I looked at my blog to see when was the last time I blogged about class, and it was close to 20 days ago. In semester-terms I think that counts as "forever-ago". To some extent it feels like a great weight has been lifted. The first (of two) major papers is completed and delivered (awaiting