Week 5 down... Week 6 here we come!
Tue, Oct 13 2015 05:00 | EDDE803, education, gamification, instructionalDesign, internship, linguistics, MDE620, MOOC, PhD, xMOOC
Time seems to be on fast forward these days. Either that or I have too many things to do, and not enough time to do them in. When did week 5 just end? Time flies when you're having fun, and when you have a ton of your plate I guess. The past couple of weeks on EDDE 803 have been relatively 'quiet'. We haven't had discussion forums, and our live session was cancelled due
Lurk on, dude, lurk on!
Mon, Oct 5 2015 04:30 | #mobimooc, assessment, cMOOC, completion, CoP, disruption, documentary, engagement, learning, lurker, MOOC, participation, PhD, SNA, xMOOC
The other day, while catching up on my (ever growing) pocket reading list, I came across a post from, friend and fellow MobiMOOC colleague, Inge on MOOCs. It was a rather on-the-nose post about MOOCs, learning, assessment, and the discourse used in MOOCs about learners. Concurrently I am working with a Rhizo team on a social network analysis post where the topic of 'completion' came up, and
The other day I was reading a recent post by Jenny Mackness on questions about being open. Jenny had attended the recent ALT-C conference and was responding to a fellow ALT-C participant's questions on openness. Specifically Viv Rofle ponders:I’m questioning not just openness by my motives behind wanting to contribute to it.What motivates academics and teachers to get involved in areas of
Are job titles passé?
I was reading this post on InsideHigherEd the other day by Joshua Kim. The post, A plague of directors, which was a bit comical; the mental image that came to mind was one of plague carrying zombies with name tags that said "director" - yeah, I know, sometimes my imagination runs wild and comical video games like Plants vs. Zombies get mixed in with titles like Josh's.Joshua wonders if
Participation somewhat achieved - lurking only partial (PSA-LOP).
I was thinking of CLMOOC, and more specifically my participation in it this past summer. I still see some posts in the Facebook group for clmooc, which draw my attention to the MOOC that I really didn't participate in, and I have a look at the posting from time to time.CLMOOC (2015) in theory had all the raw ingedients for me to be active in a MOOC. There were people there I knew
Week 2 of 13 sort of done
Sat, Sep 19 2015 04:00 | autoethnography, cMOOC, dissertation, EDDE803, EDDE805, education, INSDSG, learning, MDE620, MOOC, PhD, pMOOC, reflection, research, rMOOC, xMOOC
If I think about it long enough...I would say that rubber has met the road, with week 2 of EDDE803 almost over. People have started being active in the course forums, interesting perspectives and illustrative stories are shared and discussed, and projects are in progress! This semester we are joined by two members of Cohort 6, who I think will be added to our cohort, and thus adding to the diversity
Second life? Whatsdatnow?
Last week I was reading this article about abandoned campuses on Second Life - you know the virtual world that took the educational world by storm back in 2008(ish) and is now more or less synonymous with major flops and misdirects in educational technology.For the past few days I've been looking like a madman through old backups of screenshots I had taken when I was more active in second life; to
Previously on EDDE:AU:MOODLE
Sat, Sep 12 2015 04:00 | #vconnecting, EDDE803, instructionalDesign, internship, linguistics, MDE620, PhD, teaching
I think my interactions with Autumm in virtual connecting made me want to create a little trailer with dramatized highlights from my doctoral studies thus far. Alas, no budget for extras, scripts, sets, and green screens, so I guess I'll leave it to plain text for now ;-)This week marks the beginning of my second year at Athabasca's EdD program (survived year 1!), and I just began
Conflicting perceptions on Education
One of my resolutions, just before this new semester starts, is to not neglect periodicals that come in from time to time and at least thumb through them. Don't let too much work, of any sort, detract from the professional development of looking through work related periodicals (sounds oxymoronic, doesn't it?). Well, at least this way they won't pile up in the office ;-).Anyway, in keepting
Valuing teaching...and teacher effort expectations
Thu, Sep 3 2015 03:30 | #digped, equity, HR, INSDSG, INSDSG601, INSDSG619, INSDSG684, instructionalDesign, Management, teaching
Yesterday another faculty member took on the role and responsibilities of department chair. This is quite exciting for a variety of reasons, but one of them that comes to mind is that I get to experience things anew. "Training" a new department chair, even though my colleague and I report to them, provides an opportunity to explain to someone new what the operating rules of the university