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
You keep using that word...
Sun, Feb 22 2015 18:31 | #altcred, #CFHE12, #oldsmooc, #rhizo14, cMOOC, coursera, discussion, eLearning, engagement, forums, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, participation, pMOOC, rMOOC, selfpaced, xMOOC
Recently I read an article on Your Training Edge which aims to correct misconceptions surrounding MOOCs. The title of this particular post, and I guess myth that they tried to correct, was "MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place". The basic idea in this misconception is really preposterous. I don't know when interactive became synonymous with learning, but it is
How to measure connected success (for academics)
Wed, Feb 11 2015 04:30 | academia, academic, career, connected, network, online, PhD, reputation, twitter
A week or so ago I had read Terry Anderson's blog post asking the question on whether it is worth it for aspiring academics to blog (and tweet, and generally be visible on the interwebs). It's an interesting post and I encourage everyone to read it and post their opinions on twitter, here, on Terry's post. I'd love to know what other newer academics think about this.I am new, but not new, to academia.
Ethically Gray Grounds, with an aftershow featuring the work of Literature Reviews
Remember this prof?This week has felt a bit like a slumber week in my research methods course. I don't know if it's Old Man Winter and the snow he's dumping on us that's making me a little sleepier than usual, or if discussions on research ethics don't particularly float my boat. I sure do understand the importance of ethics in research, but when it comes to internet research ethics (despite
Research: Process, Ethics, Validation, and Technicianship?
Wed, Jan 28 2015 18:14 | #massiveteaching, #moocfail, #remixthediss, #rhizo14, academia, achievement, alt-ac, APLING621, EDDE801, EDDE802, epistemology, ethics, ontology, PhD, ProfDev, professional, research, SLA
Derby Wharf, Salem, MA - Jan 2015 (Storm: Juno)I am sure that last one is a word I just made up on the spot. It's been a slow week in 802. I was reading Lisa's reflection on Lurking in 802 (she is in last year's cohort, so she is two courses ahead of us in Cohort 7), and how she viewed 802 at the time as a make or break experience for the Ed.D. program. While 801 last semester was a whirlwind
Academic writing, but not in English...
One of the nice things about being a language geek and an academic is that you get access to research that has been published in other languages. In addition to English I fare quite well with research written in French, Italian, and Greek. Even though I don't have any formal experience with learning Spanish I could probably get the gist of Spanish articles based on my familiarity of French and