Faculty Spotlight: Yi (Leaf) Zhang and Ernest Johnson, Spring 2014 Faculty Research Grant Recipients

Yi (Leaf) Zhang

Yi (Leaf) Zhang

Today, we are spotlighting University of Texas at Arlington professors, Yi (Leaf) Zhang and Ernest Johnson. They were Spring 2014 Faculty Research Grant Recipients for their proposal, “Credit Recovery: Improving Student Graduation and Learning Experiences in an Online Master’s Degree Program.”

We are thrilled to share their findings and thank them for participating in our Faculty Research Grant Program.

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Working out loud week lesson: Ignore the network

I am still reflecting on the experience of the #msloc430 working out loud  week. Yes, this definitely was one of those let’s-just-do-this-and-see-what-happens events. But I am beginning to see lessons. One lesson is – ignore the network. Or put another way: It’s ok to chat up the fire hydrant.…
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#20time by Kevin Brookhouser

I just finished reading The 20time Project by Kevin Brookhouser (@brookhouser). Kevin clearly outlines the idea behind the #20time project  which is based on the idea of the 20% time that is used at Google. The premise of the 20% time is that people are given 20% of their time at work or in class, to persue a project that is based on their passion and will ultimately improve the life of someone else.The project allows students to implement a long term project that will allow them to demonstrate creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, organization and communication skills in real-life, authentic learning opportunities.…

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.9

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 1.9.

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 1.9 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning

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I finished reading The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning by Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) and Steven W. Anderson (@web20classroom). This is the second book I have read in the Corwin Connected Educators Series.

I have tweeted what I thought were key points throughout:

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Being a connected educator makes many professionals nervous.…

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Unplugged goals and outcomes. #rhizo15

One of my learners comes to class and he tells me: "I've been thinking about the many of us, young professionals, willing to work for Google or Apple in Argentina. I saw a LinkedIn post where they shared that Google was recruiting employees, so I updated my CV and filled out an application, they emailed me back and I proudly attended a job interview to find myself in a crowd of hundreds.
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