It has been over a month since I last blogged … a combination of finishing up a proposal development course with five doctoral students and updating my social media course. So Derek’s book came along at a good time. I just finished Intentional Tech: Principles to guide the use of educational technology in college teaching,… Read more Mindful and Intentional Tech
I learned an interesting turn of phrase today while reading Steve Wheeler’s new book Digital Learning in Organizations: Help Your Workforce Capitalize on Technology (2019). “Knowmad” I am about a third of the way through this book…and I am enjoying it. I have followed Steve Wheeler (a.k.a. @Timbuckteeth) for a decade now on both his… Read more Encouraging Knowmads
I have been reading P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking’s new book LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media. Tuesday evening, I was able to attend a talk that Emerson Brooking gave at the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU. They recorded the talk, and I will add that at the bottom of this… Read more Social Media as Unreality
Last week, I began discussing Michelle Miller’s new book, Minds Online: Teaching Effectively With Technology. In my post, “Cognitively Optimized Online Course,” I reviewed the first three chapters on online learning, how it works, and the psychology of computing. In this post, I look at the fourth chapter, on attention. Sooo … has the cute… Read more Attention, Cognition, and Online Learning
Monday, I attended a regional conference hosted by the Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning on active learning. It was a good day of conversation with colleagues from some 35 institutions in the area. I met Jim Lang of Assumption College, and he pointed out that “active learning” is a potential active… Read more Cognitively Optimized Online Course
I just finished reading Cassandra Smith’s Who Let This Disaster in My Classroom?: A Practical Guide for Online Instructors and Some Funny Stories Along The Way (2009: Resource Publications). What a disaster! And not in a good way. I bought this book because I was intrigued by Tony Bate’s review in his blog. Tony had… Read more Who Let This Disaster on My Reading List?