DDC and it's utility in Public Libraries
So here is a library related post :-)A while back (a long while back according the date!) I came across this article on LIS news - a short essay on the utility of the Dewey Decimal System in public libraries.For as long as I can remember there has been debate in the public library sphere as to whether to continue to use the Dewey Decimal System (henceforth: DDC) or if they should switch to something
Facebook or Tattoo?
A while back this posting came out from the Chief Security guru at the UMass Boston campus regarding the information you post on Facebook and how, by using it, you may potentially self-sabbotage future opportunities at jobs (or ever higher education). While there is some good advice given in the article, namely:Make sure that you allow only people that you know for sure as friends and give them the
ID Research vs. Application
One of the articles lingering in my Google Reader for a while has been this blog post. The topic piqued my interest since I've written (or talked a lot about) the role of research in practice in the ID field over the past few years while I was a student in ID (graduation today - yay!).One of my criticisms has been that professionals in the field (based on my observations) don't pay much attention
A Brief History of Instructional Design
Happy Friday to all!I came across this presentation a while back and it presents a brief history of instructional design. Pretty interesting! I came across some familiar names (Skinner and Mager for instance), and I was introduced to a few historical factoids that I didn't get as part of my ID training. It's interesting that there isn't much mention of ID models (a la Dick & Carey and ADDIE). I
Some unexpected figures...
It's the week after finals and before graduation. Campus was pretty much dead today. I took the opportunity to look at scribd to see if there are any good EdTech related documents and per chance I looked at my account. I gotta says that I am pretty surprised by some of the numbers I see.First off, my Instructional Design Capstone, Greek for Travelers, has been viewed over 300 times in the month that
Exams | Done
Well, exams are now done, I just finished my Sociolinguistics final last night and I am relieved to be done with all my academic obligations of the semester - now I can chill out for a few weeks and ruin my brain with wonderful television and video games :-)The funny thing about last night's exam was that we had the option of choosing which questions we wanted to answer, and from an informal exit-poll
Week 13 of 13!
Mon, May 3 2010 17:12 | school
Yes indeed! The semester is almost over!I have two classes tomorrow night and I am done with Instructional Design :-) Next week I have a sociolinguistics class (on a different schedule than Instructional Design) and I am almost done for the semester!Funny thing, since I posted some of my assignments on Scribd (especially those linguistics papers), I've gotten emails from people looking for more resources
Capstone now available on Scribd
This week I received the good news that my capstone had been viewed and evaluated by the powers that be, so since they know that I've done my work, I've decided to post my capstone on Scribd to share it with the community.Truth be told, I am not really sure when I will be able to capitalize on my capstone (actually building the course which I have designed) so I've released the work under a Creative
Capstone | Done!
Well, that's it folks! The capstone is completely done!I've proof-read the thing at least 6 times, made edits, added stuff, removed stuff, and kept myself from going overboard with the appendices! I printed it out, bound it, and submitted it! Woohoo!Of course school isn't over for the semester, there are still projects for other classes that will keep me busy until May, but at least there is one
ePortfolios - my take
Response to a colleague on sister campus, via our campus technology Google Group -- check out Carrie's original post here:Carrie,I was debating whether to leave a comment on your blog (as well as post on the Google group) or whether to post on my blog and the Google Group. Since this seemed like a rather lengthy topic I opted to post on my EdBlog :-) Speaking of Blackboard...all I can say about that