This coming Friday, I will be in Boston to co-present with my colleagues Elizabeth Mahler and Shannon Alpert at the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies 2019 Faculty Development Conference. Our presentation is about alignment…specifically, the alignment that should be present between learning objectives, teaching strategies, and assessments. We touch on Bloom’s Taxonomy, TPACK, and… Read more Are You In Alignment?
A little over a month ago, I blogged about my current top tools for learning…though, in reality, they were a combination of tools for learning and for teaching. Jane Hart is now out with the compiled list of top tools for learning for 2019 – the aggregate Top 200, the Top 100 for Personal and… Read more Top Tools for 2019
Last week, I read a report on the State of UX in 2019 by two editors at UX Collective, Fabricio Teixera and Caio Braga, looking at user experience as a discipline. Some fascinating insights…and interesting to look at the corporate view as one considers how educational instructional designers view (or do not view) the user… Read more The State of UX in ID
For the 13th year, voting for the Top Tools for Learning is open (closing September 13th). I have participated in Jane Hart’s annual survey for a number of years, and her call for voting for favorite tools is a good opportunity for reflection as well. My last reflection was here. My top tools this year…and… Read more Annual Tool Reflection
A little over four months ago, I posted about Jim Lang’s book Small Teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning (2016). In this book, Jim suggested a number of small modifications to teaching that could spark positive change, usually in the form of brief activities, one-time interventions, or small changes to the daily schedule. These… Read more Small Teaching in Online Classes
Yesterday, Goldie Blumenstyk of the Chronicle of Higher Education shared a link in her weekly newsletter to The Future of Work in America, a report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). The future of work has been a topic of interest to me for the past decade, particularly in reference to the doctoral courses in… Read more Opportunities in The Future of Work
This week, my 8-week Northeastern class, EDU-6323 – Technology as a Medium for Learning, started. Before diving in to various technologies while working through Michelle Miller’s book Minds Online, we spend the first week exploring what learning in a networked world might actually mean. Readings include: Brown, Dehoney, and Millichap. (2015). The Next Generation Digital… Read more Truth 3.0
I was out walking today listening to Pandora, and Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall came on. One of my favorites … and it reminded me of a recent blog post by Seth Godin on The Learning / Doing Gap. As Godin noted, “To quote the ancient rockers, ‘We don’t need no… education.’ But… Read more Are You Another Brick?
Stephen Downes noted this report in his blog post a few days back, noting: “This report has some flaws but it is overall a far better snapshot of the future of learning than many of its contemporaries… five scenarios dominate – education as usual, global giants, regional rising, peer-to-peed, and robo revolution. These aren’t depicted… Read more Oh The Changes We Will See
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