This coming Friday, I will be in Boston to co-present with my colleagues Elizabeth Mahler and Shannon Alpert at the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies 2019 Faculty Development Conference. Our presentation is about alignment…specifically, the alignment that should be present between learning objectives, teaching strategies, and assessments. We touch on Bloom’s Taxonomy, TPACK, and… Read more Are You In Alignment?
In my post last Saturday on eLearning Myths a Decade Later, Sue Waters in Australia asked a good question: While I first taught online at the University of Nebraska in 1995 (pre-LMS’s), I have been teaching continuously online since 2001. So I thought I would look back 18 years and 8 years, and compare my… Read more Changes in Two Decades of Online Teaching
Someone who always gets me thinking is danah boyd. Her post “Toward Accountability: Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences” is the latest to prod my brain! Her post raises the issue of how data collection and data manipulation are not neutral activities…that the decision to collect or not collect and the thought process behind the analysis of… Read more Value Added versus Liability Sponge
In our GRAD 602 class last week, we spent some time surfacing our students’ beliefs about learning. As Laura noted in her blog, we “dabbled in the classic ‘See one, do one, teach one.’” From there, we then discussed some of the work of John Bransford on How People Learn, as well as the opening… Read more Impact of Prior Knowledge on Teaching