New Class New Perspectives

Last year, I was asked to develop a new course for a new Certificate in Catholic School Leadership.  My course is the middle course in a three-course program, and the pilot group started my course this week.  Given that the course focuses on technology, communication, and school improvement, I decided to have my students blog… Read more New Class New Perspectives

A Little b Blogger

Jeff Nugent, now Director of Learning and Applied Innovation at Colgate University, used to talk to Bud Deihl and I over coffee about synchronicity, noting that themes…particularly on the web…seemed to surface at the same time.  The one for me this week was “little b blogging.”  Cogdog started it off for me, noting that “…after… Read more A Little b Blogger

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?

A New Crop of Bloggers

This spring, I am co-teaching a graduate course in the VCU Preparing Future Faculty Program called Teaching, Learning and Technology with my colleague Jeff Nugent.  One of the requirements of the course is for our 24 doctoral students and post-docs to keep a learning  journal via a personal blog.  We have aggregated their posts onto… Read more A New Crop of Bloggers

New Bloggers

I mentioned in my last post that I was shifting my online instruction this semester from one based on Blackboard discussions to one based on blog posts.  Over the weekend, my graduate students posted their first blog posts in response to an assignment. I am teaching a graduate class called Educational Technology for School Leaders. … Read more New Bloggers

Blogging Confession

I admit it. I have not been blogging much lately. There are excuses.  To a large degree, I have been wrapped up in other work, so my connections to networked learning have been primarily through Twitter. We have been gearing up for our week-long summer institute, which this year focuses on online learning.  I have… Read more Blogging Confession