Sat down with Jeff Nugent and David McLeod, my co-teachers for GRAD-602, to discuss the tension between learner autonomy and learner compliance. This is planned to be the first in a series of podcasts we three will do for this course. Good discussion around power, roles, self-directedness, and learning-centered students. Note: The Skeptical Goat made… Read more A Conversation on Learner Autonomy and Compliance
In this last week of the University of Edinburgh’s Coursera MOOC – E-Learning and Digital Cultures, I mentioned in my last post that our assignment was to create a digital artifact for this learning experience. I chose to explore Scoop.It as a way of curating resources from this course, and posted my resulting artifact here. … Read more Exploring EDCMOOC Digital Artifacts from My Global Classmates
As we entered the fifth and last week of the University of Edinburgh’s Coursera MOOC – E-Learning and Digital Cultures, our assignment was to create a digital artifact for this learning experience. I chose to explore Scoop.It as a way of curating resources from this course, and then to use Camtasia to record a short… Read more EDCMOOC and My Digital Artifact
We are in our fourth week of the University of Edinburgh’s Coursera MOOC – E-Learning and Digital Cultures. Last week, we explored what it meant to be human in a digital age. This week, we focus on posthumanism…and its near twin, transhumanism. Transhumanism is a movement that supports and affirms the desirability of using technology… Read more EDCMOOC, Posthumanism and the Bowels of Christ
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
Again this spring, Jeff Nugent, David McLeod and I will be co-teaching GRAD-602 – Teaching, Learning and Technology. For the first time, we have chosen to run the course in the open rather than using the traditional Blackboard LMS. Our course website is here. We have 26 graduate students with us for this learning journey,… Read more Spring 2013 GRAD-602 Underway
This week in our Teaching, Learning and Technology course, GRAD-602, we will explore active learning. I was delighted that one of our students jumped in to the topic early with her post, “Educators Against Active Learning.” Now, EvoAcademic is not against active learning herself. Rather, she is commenting about Kevin Mattson‘s 2005 article, “Why ‘Active… Read more Which Word is Emphasized in “Active Learning”?
Over the past month or so, we have taken our students in GRAD 602 on a carefully scaffolded journey through web technology to support teaching and learning. With Jeff Nugent and our graduate fellow, David McLeod, we have laid out how the web is impacting the landscape of learning, suggested the use of Chickering and… Read more From Aggregation to Curation
As many of you know, Jeff Nugent and I teach a graduate course in the Preparing Future Faculty program called GRAD-602: Teaching, Learning and Technology. Our 24 PhD candidates and post-docs spend the first 6 weeks exploring different potential technologies, such as blogs, Twitter, Diigo, and other networked applications. Most of them are familiar with… Read more Toe Dipping in Technology
I have no real idea … just some notions, but I am lucky enough to be attending a neat retreat focused on just this question. I am attending a retreat hosted by the New Media Consortium, which publishes the Horizon Report annually. With well over one million downloads and 27 translations in the past ten… Read more What is the Future of Education?