Learning Objectives...Subjectively learning...learning subjectives...
Wed, May 6 2015 04:00 | #rhizo15, EDDE802, instructionalDesign, learning, learningDesign, MOOC, objectives, rMOOC
I originally intended to do this over the weekend as part of RhizoRadio, but other "to-do" items kicked in and we're back to good-ol' text. I am hitting the rewind button (and you can't stop me), to go back to Week 1 of Rhizo15. The topic of Week 1 (as we are about to enter Week 4) is Learning Subjectives. When the topic came out my head was so steeped in EDDE802 that the topic didn't
The king is dead! Long live the king!
Sat, May 2 2015 17:18 | #rhizo15, content, education, instructionalDesign, learning, MOOC, rMOOC, xMOOC
This week in Rhizo15 we are talking about content. RhizoDave (I think I've decided that's Dave Cormier's new nickname - or his superhero name) has asked us to stretch and pull the word "content" and see what we come up with. The phrase "content is king" has already come up somewhere in Rhizo15 - it may have been on twitter or Facebook, but I guess that's just one of those phrases that
Wed, Apr 29 2015 14:49 | #et4online, #rhizo14, #rhizo15, cMOOC, EDDE802, higherEd, instructionalDesign, MOOC, PhD, rMOOC, SMMedia
This is my mind at the momentI must admit, my attempt at a witty post title probably fell really flat. Oh well, that's why I am not a comedian :-). Out of the fire (EDDE 802) and into the Rhizome! This is technically week 2 (or is it week 3?) of Rhizo15. Normally a cMOOC (or as others in the Rhizo14 gang have named Rhizo - an rMOOC), there is a little disorientation to be expected,
Some closing thoughts on EDDE 802
Sat, Apr 18 2015 18:55 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, assignment, EDDE801, EDDE802, EdTech, MOOC, PhD, reflection
Snowed in? Reading about Research?Here's a badge for you!I suspect that this won't be the last post on my blog with the EDDE 802 label, but for the purposes of a final assignment in 802 this is my reflective last post for the course. EDDE 802 was fun, but it was a challenge. The content wasn't as challenging as the framing: being placed in the role of an impartial researcher, with a specific
Motivating faculty to teach online....errr...coming again?
It seems like I am living in a time-warp this semester :) I had saved an article to read, and respond to, titled "Motivating Faculty to Teach Online" that was published in Inside Higher Education. I could have sworn that I saved this back in the fall at some point, but looking at the date it was earlier this month. I am not sure if time flowing slowly is a good thing or a bad thing. In
Social Presence and Relateability
Thu, Mar 26 2015 11:20 | #humanMOOC, APLING603, CoI, education, engagement, InMemoriam, literacy, MA, MBA, MSIS, MSIT, socialPresence
This week has been rough in the office. We learned that our colleague - and my former professor - Pepi Leistyna passed away. Details are scant at the moment and everyone in the department is in a state of shock as his death was quite sudden and unexpected. I was going to write a blog post about about my history with him, how I knew him as a person when I worked in Media Services (good ol'
Institutional Affiliation or Itinerant Scholar?
Mon, Mar 23 2015 05:00 | adjuncts, administration, cMOOC, DigitalScholarship, higherEd, itinerant, MOOC, nomadic, Scholarship
Rebecca, the other, posted a question on Twitter on #adjunctchat, and later on wrote a little more in length on her blog about this question: What is the value in affiliation? More specifically:In our new world of adjunctification and alt-metrics, does an affiliation matter? Am I better to declare myself as an itinerant scholar than a scholar associated with a particular university? What is the value
Humanizing online education: we're not just a bunch of robots
Captain Data (an android)End of another week. Sometimes when I reach cognitive overload I feel like a stranded sailor - what days is it? where am I? what did I do this week? Did I learn this thing this week or last week? Anyway, I've taken some notes throughout the week so that I can discuss and summarize a bit things that made me think. So, I had discovered a MOOC,
One more assignemnt down... One to go...
I am starting to feel like Jack Bauer in 24 as EDDE 802 progresses. 60 days down in the semester, and 25 left to go. I can hear the clock ticking down...Assignment 3 was completed this weekend, a few days before it was actually due (thank you to Lisa for the peer review!). It's a small assignment describing the conceptual frameworks that we are going to use for researching a specific research
Mon, Mar 16 2015 04:30 | #altcred, #change11, #humanMOOC, #rhizo14, Analytics, canvas, CoI, EDDE802, INSDSG684, MOOC, rMOOC, xMOOC
Worlds have officially collided (either that, or the Rhizome has invaded my mind) ;-) This week is the beginning of Humanizing Online Instruction (or #humanMOOC) on the Canvas Network. As is usually the case, I tend to lurk in more MOOCs than I can actually "complete†"in any given period. Given my homework for EDDE 802, and my teaching work on INSDSG 684 (and let's not forget the day-job),