As ILD 831 was wrapping up this week, I was down in Rhode Island spending spring vacation with my grandkids. That meant a trip to the movies to see the latest Disney Movie, The Jungle Book. Great movie for adults and kids alike! A key feature of the movie which is repeated throughout is “The… Read more Leader Strength is the Pack
This week in my course for Creighton University – ILD 831: Technology and Leadership – the students are exploring the concept of knowledge management. Nancy Dixon had described the three eras of knowledge management back in 2009 as moving from leaders leveraging explicit knowledge, to leaders leveraging experiential knowledge, and finally to leaders leveraging collective… Read more Is Knowledge Management Relevant?
In EDU6323 this week, my students explored social bookmarking. As one student noted in her weekly reflection – “Holy Moly – How Did I Not Know About This?” Her observation matched about 90% of my class…which is interesting given that social bookmarking has been around for nearly a decade. In my mind, this in some… Read more The Social Side of Social Bookmarking
It has been awhile since I blogged…but as I move into retirement from faculty development and spend more time teaching adjunct, my blog offers a place to reflect on my online teaching. I am currently teaching a graduate course for Northeastern University – Technology as a Medium for Learning (EDU6323). I was asked to completely… Read more First Week in EDU6323
As I was driving in this morning, I was listening to NPR Morning Edition, and they aired a story about British Ambassador Tom Fletcher‘s farewell letter to Lebanon. Ambassador Fletcher has been at his post for the past three years, a time of tremendous strife with the Syrian conflict so close. As moving as the… Read more The Risk of Not Engaging
Jane Hart has issued her call for voting for the top tools we as professionals use for learning. I have voted in the past, as I noted in 2014 (here) and 2o12 (here), and I have always enjoyed the resulting Top One Hundred Tools list that Jane curates from the votes. Her list from last… Read more My Evolving Top Tools
Jeff Nugent, Joyce Kincannon and I sat down this morning to record a podcast that riffed off of our GRAD-602 class last night. We had continued our exploration of digital practices, focusing on communication and collaboration. We started last week with a Shirky quote last week on the largest increase in expressive capacity ever. Another… Read more Why Networked Learning?
Harold Jarche blogged about the knowledge sharing paradox today. He defined this paradox as one where: “….enterprise social tools can constrain what they are supposed to enhance. People will freely share their knowledge if they remain in control of it because knowledge is a very personal thing. Knowledge workers care about what they need to get work… Read more 30-Day Challenge – Day 28 – Class Knowledge Sharing Paradox
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
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