Should Students Blog?

During the second week of EDU 6323 – Technology as a Medium for Learning, I had my graduate students examine blogging for learning.  In addition to starting Michelle Miller’s Minds Online, they read Stephen Downes’ Educational Blogging, Henry Jenkins‘ Why Academics Should Blog, Steve Wheeler’s Seven Reasons Teachers Should Blog, Sue Waters‘ Top 10 Ways… Read more Should Students Blog?

First Week in EDU6323

It has been awhile since I blogged…but as I move into retirement from faculty development and spend more time teaching adjunct, my blog offers a place to reflect on my online teaching. I am currently teaching a graduate course for Northeastern University – Technology as a Medium for Learning (EDU6323).  I was asked to completely… Read more First Week in EDU6323

Minds Online – A Wrap

Over the past two weeks, I have been reviewing Michelle Miller‘s new book Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology.  This post looks at the last two chapters, on motivation and on putting it all together. Michelle noted that motivational challenges are one of the main differences between online and on campus teaching.  “Motivation,” as Michelle… Read more Minds Online – A Wrap

Applying Memory Research to Online Teaching

The last two posts have dealt with Michelle Miller’s new book Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology.  This post continues with an examination of Chapter 5 on Memory. Michelle starts this chapter by noting that “…memory is central to the cognitive side of teaching and learning.”  This brought to mind the review my colleagues and… Read more Applying Memory Research to Online Teaching