The Purpose of Online Learning

In a five-part series, Canadian Tony Bates looked at the overall purpose of online courses, in reaction to recent moves by the Canadian government: Ontario’s strategy to use online learning to ease pressure on high schools using online learning to reduce the cost of higher education  using online education to support disadvantaged students: no online… Read more The Purpose of Online Learning

On Being There

An interesting conversation developed today in my class hashtag on Twitter.  One student shared Mary Ludden’s post “How to connect in a connectionless environment…”, which suggested that three key areas of focus were: Be present. Be connected. Be real. For some reason, the old book Fish! and the Fish Philosophy jumped to my mind. I… Read more On Being There

Knowledge Not College Mantra

In my Creighton University ILD-831 course on Technology and Leadership this week, my students are reflecting on what “knowledge management” means in a cloud environment.  Tom Davenport, originally with Ernst and Young, defined KM in 1994 – “Knowledge Management is the process of capturing, distributing, and effectively using knowledge.”  That definition has certainly evolved in… Read more Knowledge Not College Mantra

Considering Tetrads

Last year, I joined Harold Jarche’s Coffee Club, a professional community of practice that meets via Zoom once a month – and like Vegas, what happens in the conversation stays in the conversation.  So other than to say this morning’s conversation was delightful – with individuals from Canada, USA, UK and Brazil – I will… Read more Considering Tetrads

Opportunity Lost

Many have been bemoaning the final loss of the Martian Opportunity Rover, which lost contact last June and was officially declared dead this past week after 15 years roving the Martian landscape. One could say that we lost Opportunity…but it really is a story of what we gained.  It was designed for a three month… Read more Opportunity Lost