When the MOOC dust settles...
Fri, Jun 10 2016 02:30 | #cck11, CCK11, cMOOC, copyright, coursera, Creative Commons, lurker, MOOC, OER, pedagogy, xMOOC
A long time ago (in technology terms), in an academia very close to us, there were stories of professors who suspended their MOOCs, or decided rant in the class forums and ultimately to walk away because the MOOC wasn't what they expected, and we all (probably) rolled our collective eyes.OK, maybe we didn't all roll our collective eyes, but I remember thinking that the "participate or get the heck
Social Research and community informing
In my quest to finally catch up with everything that I've saved in Pocket for the last month, I came across a post written by Rebecca (luckily not that long ago) where she asks:Should those who study social media communities be required to inform the community of the research results?I think that this is both an easy, yet a very complicated question! I believe that the ethical thing
A lifetime of homework...
The title of this post sounds a little Sisyphean, doesn't it? After all everyone dreads homework...don't they? Perhaps if you are Lisa Simpson maybe you do not, but for most people the idea of homework does conjure up the mental image of a chore. Something that isn't particularly pleasing, yet we have to do it. It also seems to be other-regulated. Homework isn't something
Being a student in the summer
Since the end of April I (and some fellow EDDE students) are working on a qualitative research methods course. While I've got familiarity with some of the methods of qualitative research under my belt, I thought that it might be fun to work through a review of some methods with fellow doctoral students. The price was right (nearly free!), and I had some time.The textbook has been read cover to cover,
Curriculum Management as a Supply Chain issue?
I don't often write about my dayjob - as manager of an academic program. There are probably a lot of interesting and nuanced things to study academically in higher education administration and non-profit management, things that I also find interesting (from time to time) - but I tend to spend most of my time looking at EdTech, pedagogy, language learning, and the like (more so than higher ed administration.Recently
Missed Conversation with Laura Gibbs
Sat, May 21 2016 06:00 | #vconnecting, instructionalDesign, open teaching, pedagogy, teaching, youtube
A recent hangout I was on talking about online pedagogy with some really cool people :-)Note to self: Ouroboros as a pedagogical symbol...
Hidden Scholarship: reported achievements of academics
It seems like forever ago since I've read this article by Maha Bali on ProfHacker on Hidden Scholarship†. It's actually been on my radar for a while, but between work and class the mind space for this was not available.In any case, if you haven't read this brief post on ProfHacker it's worthwhile reading. Maha writes about things that go under-reported, or not reported at all when it comes to scholarship
Social and Engaging Practices in Developing Research Skills
A brief presentation that my colleagues and I did last Friday at our university's Teaching & Learning conference (I still remember when we called it the "EdTech Conference" :-) This time around I listed by credentials as EdD (ABD). I felt a bit awkward putting my standard (BA, MBA, MS, MEd, MA) - it also wouldn't fit - so since I am close to being ABD I just wrote that. I think
Teaching Presence in MOOCs: Perspectives and Learning Design Strategies
Presentation presentation by Suzan Koseoglu at the 2016 Networked Learning Conference (Lancaster, UK) Teaching Presence in MOOCs: Perspectives and Learning Design Strategies from SuzanKG
Comedy meets science: John Oliver this week, on last week.
I was catching up on my news comedy yesterday and I was delighted to see this as the subject of last week's "last week tonight"