EDDE 806 - Post V - The final one of the spring 2016 season
Fri, Apr 1 2016 05:00 | dissertation, EDDE801, EDDE802, EDDE804, EDDE806, instructionalDesign, knowledgeManagement, MBA, PhD, reflection, research
A couple of weeks after the last session of 806 for this spring aired I had an opportunity to observe the proceedings from across time and space (aren't recordings grand?). Looking at the (small) crowd that attended the live session maybe I should have attended! Anyway! It does should like next fall, or perhaps next spring once I am formally in 806, there might be a ton of people attending,
Gimme an El! Gimme a Pee! Gimme and Ess and an Ess!
Thu, Mar 31 2016 03:00 | #altcred, #DALMOOC, #NRC01PL, Badges, cMOOC, CoP, MOOC, open learning, PLE, social, SocialMedia, socialPresence
What does that spell? elp-ss-ss ;-) OK...well that sounded more funny in my head...Anyway! Week 5 of NRC01PL (last week! All caught up! yay!) was about Learning Performance Support Systems. My first introduction to LPSS (a brief one at that) was in an instructional design course almost 10 years ago (if my memory works). The funny thing is that we did talk about LPSS (without using
PLE, the Learner, Open Learning, and...Academia
Mon, Mar 28 2016 05:00 | #humanMOOC, #NRC01PL, accessibility, cMOOC, gaming, ideology, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, lurker, MOOC, open learning, PLE, xMOOC
Moving right along with #NRC01PL - this is a (hopefully) short post on Personal Learning Environments, which was the topic of week 4 of NRC01PL. Maybe this week I can actually catch up to this week's discussion (although twitter has been surprisingly quiet in this cMOOC). In any case, I love discussing PLEs because in order to meaningfully discuss PLEs we need to discuss the context in
The curious case of the cMOOC
Sat, Mar 26 2016 03:30 | #cck11, #change11, #ioe12, #NRC01PL, #rhizo14, #rhizo15, CCK11, cMOOC, content, CoP, curriculum, instructionalDesign, MOOC, openEd, PhD, research, wayfinding, xMOOC
Moving along in NRC01PL, here are some reflections of what was presented in week 3 of the Personal Learning MOOC. It's been rather busy at work, and at Athabasca as I am wrapping up my semester, so I haven't really gelled with anyone else in this cMOOC. I think that the topic would be interesting to discuss in connectivist fashion, but I have not yet (satisfactorily) done any wayfinding.
Content Knowledge vs Practice
Thu, Mar 24 2016 06:00 | #NRC01PL, ANT, cMOOC, content, instructionalDesign, interaction, MOOC, OCW, OER, practice
Hey! It's week 2 in NRC01PL! Well... no, it's not, it's probably like week 5 or something, but I am working at catching up ;-) The second week of this MOOC (which I've only now joined the Google Group) is on the Content/practice dichotomy. It's interesting because this comes up quite a few times in discussions in academia. The pendulum seems to swing from extreme to extreme. Too
One more down... two more to go!
The past several weeks felt a little like a marathon and a spring combined while our team was getting ready to present on our topic. For the second assignment for EDDE 804 we explored and proposed leadership implications and educational interventions for a complex issue in society. The subject we selected was sexual harassment and assault in the armed forces (specifically in Canada). Paper
Wed, Mar 16 2016 04:00 | assessment, feedback, grading, humor, INSDSG601, INSDSG684, instructionalDesign, rubrics
The other day I came across this PhD Comics strip on grading rubrics. As a trained instructional designer (and having worked with instructional designers on and off since I started university as an undergraduate student) the concept of rubrics has really stuck with me. That said, I generally struggle with rubrics.In theory they are brilliant - a way to objectively measure how well someone
MOOC Standards...what do these look like?
Mon, Mar 14 2016 03:00 | axiology, cMOOC, epistemology, Evaluation, MOOC, pMOOC, qualitymatters, research, rMOOC, standards, subjectives, xMOOC
The case of MOOC standards (as well as MOOC sustainability) is something that keeps coming back to me as a topic of pondering. I read about it in other blogs. Then, I want to respond to some of these articles, and bounce off some ideas, but I lose motivation and decide "m'eh" - this topics isn't much of interest. Then, a little while later, my interest on the topic rekindles. I
EDDE 806 - Post IV - madlib your research a bit
Sat, Mar 12 2016 06:00 | #vconnecting, accessibility, disability, dissertation, EDDE804, EDDE806, PhD, research
Last week my goal of attending all 806 sessions this semester got derailed by fatigue. For those keeping score at home, I've attended 3, and written about 4 (including this post) this semester - still ahead of the game ;-). Thank heavens for recorded sessions! As the sole member of Cohort 7 representing in 806 I feel like I should be more on top of things ;-)In any case, the presentation
Teaching, Grades, and the Impostor Syndrome
Fri, Mar 11 2016 04:30 | assessment, connectivism, emergent, INSDSG601, INSDSG684, learning, PhD, professional, teaching
The other day I was reading a blog posted by Rebecca on marking and getting a sense of that impostor syndrome creeping in. I love reading posts like these because I still consider myself new to the teaching, even though I've been doing it for a couple of years now. Some of the things that she describes are things that I have thought or experienced, and some are not.In terms of an impostor