In the Online Learning Insights weekly news this morning, there is a review of the Serious eLearning Manifesto, released last week by four e-learning “instigators.” These instigators suggest that most elearning is broken, and that a new set of standards are required to raise elearning to its potential. Quoting from the manifesto: Supporting Principles 1. … Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 12 – Serious eLearning, Seriously?
The NMC Horizon Report Higher Education Edition for 2014 lists six challenges which the review panel believes are very likely to impede technology adoption over the next five years. These challenges are sorted into three categories defined by the nature of the challenge — solvable challenges are those that we both understand and know how… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 11 – Relevancy
Next week along with my colleague Jeff Nugent, I am leading our second learning path session on online teaching, looking at the evolution of elearning. Borrowing a page from Brian Lamb, I plan to take the participants on a bit of a historical journey. Mankind first formed social groups about 200,000 years ago Mankind became… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 10 – Linear or Exponential
Disclaimer – I have friends that work for Softchalk. One of their recent ads suggested that “If Content is King, shouldn’t it be RICH?” There seems to be this assumption that content is indeed king. Google “Content is King” and you get a bazillion returns. One I liked was from Socialmedia Today, which quoted Jonathan… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 9 – Student-Generated Textbook
I saw a tweet from my Vice Provost this weekend that got me thinking (not his intention I am sure). The Moody Blues were in town for a concert, and he tweeted: “Dad Rock”? Really? I mean, I was in high school when the Moody Blues were big…and my dad was more of a Glen… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 8 – Teaching Like Slash
I mentioned to Enoch Hale that he was a man ahead of his time…because he issued his 30-day challenge to ask good questions about teaching…and it turns out that today is Question Day 2014 in celebration of Albert Einstein’s 135th anniversary of his birth. So it seemed appropriate for Jeff Nugent, Enoch, Laura Gogia and… Read more Podcast, Questions, and Pi Day
Grant McCracken, in “The Corporation is at Odds with the Future,” noted: “Here is my present idea of the corporation, give or take. The corporation is a thing of people, processes, places, and products (give or take). And these 4 Ps are relatively well-defined, organized, boundaried, and anchored (more or less).“ In many ways, this describes… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 6 – A State of Surprise
One of the “fundamental truths” that has informed my teaching for the past decade has been the seminal work by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson back in 1987 – “Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” – in which they synthesize fifty years of research to develop their seven principles. Arthur Chickering and Stephen… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 5 – New Principles
Early mankind had a keen sense of place. Our ancestors knew their village, their area, and their limitations. Most of all, they knew – sensed – what was up and what was down. If they swung their feet to the ground, their feet stayed there. The concept of “upright” implies “right” as a premise. Over… Read more 30 Day Question Challenge – Day 4 – Which Way is Up?
I guess I am already breaking a rule, but I decided that “30-Day Teaching and Learning Question Challenge” does not necessarily mean thirty consecutive days! So with the weekend safely behind me, here I am for Day 3 of Enoch Hale’s challenge. I am dating myself somewhat, but a decade ago, I was teaching business… Read more 30 Day Question Challenge – Day 3 – Break The Rules