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Same as it Ever Was – The Global Freshman Academy

When will people stop applying the Gartner Hype Cycle to MOOCs?  Wednesday’s announcement of the new ASU/edX partnership, the Global Freshman Academy (#CollegeMyWay), is the freshest coat of lipstick on the acronym.  I won’t get into the details or various criticisms (George Siemens and Jonathan Rees do a stupendous job as always, as does John Warner over at Inside Higher Ed), but suffice it to say, charging more than a community college to take online courses designed for didactic learners or adult learners fails to engage the stated visions of both ASU and edX.…

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Building Online/Blended Course Environments

I was recently invited to speak with the  #eLearnOnt “Game Changer” series where I discussed various options around building online and/or blended course environments via Google Hangout. I began with traditional LMS options and moved to the more nebulous concept of “Small Tools Loosely Joined” course/environment design.…

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#OTRK12 Session & Sharing Our Outline

OTRK12.ca | On The Rise K-12: Enhancing Digital Learning begins tomorrow! I am honoured to be facilitating a learning session entitled ” Professional Learning: Onground + Online = Super Visibility ”  and it’s for school and system leaders. Here’s my session description:   How do you find the sweet spot?  …
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Learning subjectives – designing for when you don’t know where you are going

In the first week of #rhizo15 Dave asked us:

How do we design or own and others learning when we don't know where we are going?

How does it free us up?

What can we get done with our subjectives that can't be done with objectives?…
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Academic Partnerships to Launch Third-Generation Online Instructional Model for Higher Education

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DALLAS, April 21, 2015

Academic Partnerships 3.0 Key Facts

  • Technology-driven solution
  • Enhanced interaction between faculty and students
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration
  • Face-to-face environment in cyberspace
  • Global 24/7 access in multiple languages
  • Revenue-sharing with faculty who participate

Academic Partnerships, a global provider of online services for higher education, announced today it will launch Academic Partnerships 3.0 (AP 3.0), a blended online instructional model that will revolutionize faculty and student interaction as part of the online learning experience.

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We Have to Stop Pretending

The other day my good friend, Joy Kirr, wrote a blog post called "We have to stop pretending..." in response to a blog post-challenge by Scott McLeod.  You can read the original post by Scott McLeod here.  She got me thinking when she posed the following questions:
What do you think?
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6 Tips to Improve eLearning Course Navigation

eLearning_IndustryWhile high quality content, stunning visuals, and interactive eLearning activities may be essential elements of any successful eLearning course, all of these come second to navigability. If learners cannot navigate your eLearning course, then they cannot become active participants in the learning process.

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Reinventing the Business of Education, Moderated by Ron Fredericks

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Mr. Fredericks, the technologist behind the vision and development of LectureMaker’s Cross-Domain eLearning Video Platform, moderates a lecture – with standing room only – on the Stanford campus from speakers on the topic of reinventing the business of education.
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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.7

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.7.

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 1.7 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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Part II: Popping the lid off of #msloc430

The Winter quarter session of the course I teach – MSLOC 430, which explores enterprise social networks (ESNs) and their impact on work and learning – ended a month ago. It was my first attempt to pop the lid off of the course by designing some ways in which both the enrolled, on-site graduate students […]
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