Schooooool's out for December!....
...Schoool's out...until January...OK, OK,... maybe my take on Alice Cooper's "School's Out" isn't as catchy...but it is indicative of the situation right now :-) EDDE 803 is over, and I am waiting for EDDE 804 to begin. Well, technically the course is over tomorrow, however all assignments are done and submitted, and I am not in maintenance mode in the forums.The final assignment
What's this about connectivism then?
Fri, Nov 27 2015 07:30 | assignment, cMOOC, connectivism, EDDE803, MDE620, MOOC, OER, video, youtube
Well, semester is almost over! I think that I only have about 10 more days left in my 3rd EdD semester. There must be a punchline joke here, but I am not finding it at the moment ;-) Need some more sleep!That said, for the third assignment I decided to tackle a topic that I was fairly familiar with - connectivism. My buddy for this assignment and I worked together to put together
Sat, Nov 14 2015 10:24 | EDDE803, gamification, gaming, instructionalDesign, Management, MBA, motivation, MSIT, simulation
One of the presentations this week in EDDE 803 was from a fellow classmate that talked a bit about simulations. In the ensuing discussion I was reminded of a course I took as part of my MBA which used simulations. I thought that this would be a worthwhile post for here (as well as class) - at the very least it's one chronicle of my learning journey prior to the EdD.Queue flashback visuals
Gamifying Learning - EDDE 803 edition
Tue, Nov 10 2015 06:00 | #gamification12, Badges, EDDE803, games, gamification, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, Presentation, xMOOC
It feels like it's been a long time since I've written here. Well, still here, still alive, still cracking away at those books, and articles, and assignments for 803. Initially, before this course started,I thought it would be a walk in the park given my background in instructional design. Maybe that was my error. While, content-wise, it is a walk in the park (given my background)
Half-way there! Mid-semester tired thoughts.
Wed, Oct 21 2015 16:22 | #gamification12, EDDE801, EDDE803, EDDE804, education, gamification, internship, MDE620, MOOC, PhD, popCulture, television, xMOOC
Well, in addition to being Back to the Future Day (you know, October 21, 2015), I noticed that my count-down on my phone is telling me that it is also exactly mid-semester! We have completed 44 days of coursework and there are 44 more days to go! EDDE803 is progressing smoothly I would say, the internship in MDDE 620 is still pretty interesting, and the forums there are quite active. I
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
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
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
Teaching and Instructional Design: two sides of the same coin?
This month I decided that it was high time I started preparing for the fall semester. Sure, my third class -EDDE803-(and third semester) of my EdD program is 2 months away, however since I have the books (thank you Athabasca for planning ahead! :-) ), why not start now that I am a little more relaxed? The first book that I just finished is by Diana Laurillard Teaching as a Design