We have moved into our third week in the University of Edinburgh’s Coursera MOOC – E-Learning and Digital Cultures and have shifted from examining utopias and dystopias to an examination of what it means to be “human” in a digital age. This is a timely examination for me, as it gave me a new… Read more EDCMOOC Week 3 and Being Human
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
The Fall semester wrapped up mid-December with my departure for two weeks to visit family in New England, so I never really had the opportunity to reflect on my first use of blogging as a mode for instruction and class communication. Three grandkids have a way of prioritizing your time! Now that I have returned… Read more Is Networked Learning Doomed in Virginia K-12?
Image via Wikipedia Academics go by a different timeline than the rest of the world. Our year does not start on January 1, but rather on the first day of the Fall semester. There is a different feel to Virginia Commonwealth University today with smiling students jossling between buildings and classrooms. I threw the switch… Read more Happy New Year (and Zemanta)
I am a product of the quality movement of the Eighties. I was a Deming Disciple and in the Nineties was a Baldrige-trained examiner for the State of Georgia’s Board of Examiners for their state quality award. I have taught courses on quality management in both Schools of Education and Business. I still believe that… Read more Some Good Questions – Blogs as Scholarship