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The F-Word

I’m talking about failure. Failure has become quite the educational buzzword these days. Articles, research journals, and blogposts all tout the need for failure as part of the learning process. I’d argue that most people mean “mistake” instead of “failure,” but that is an argument for another day.…

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Connections, Flows, and Freire in #moocmooc

I'm taking a break from prepositions—at least from writing about them—to talk about MOOCMOOC and critical pedagogy. MOOCMOOC assigned reading for this week included Chapter 2 of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1993). It's been many years since I read Freire, and it's pleasant to see how my latest readings are re-informing my understanding of him now.…
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Why Students Don’t Attend Office Hours

Faculty Focus

By Maryellen Weimer, PhD

More than 600 students answered 17 survey items about one of their courses in order to help researchers explore factors that influence students’ use of office hours. The research goal was to identify ways instructors could increase the use of office hours because so many students don’t take advantage of this opportunity to interact with faculty.

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ETMooc 2nd Year Anniversary

Tomorrow PostEtmooc is holding the 2nd anniversary #etmooc Twitter chat. Alec Couros will be hosting and I’ll be taking wing with Susan Spellman Cann, Erin Luong, Paul Signorelli, Karen Young and Christina Hendricks. I can’t think of a better group to co-host a Twitter chat with, or a better topic.…

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Thank you, dear Janet. Yes, you are right, six sub…


Thank you, dear Janet. Yes, you are right, six subjects. I always do too many, but I have never tried to do six before. This year the temptation was too big. I know I will have to drop at least one of them when things get crazy and I will have to press a "pause" button on all of them in the week I am moderating.…
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The Desires of Prepositions

I've been using the phrase desires of prepositions without explaining what I mean. Partly I did this because I've had to work my head around the idea. It started with an intuition and some amusement over the juxtaposition of two terms that are usually not used together in the same conversation, much less the same sentence or phrase.…
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Academic Partnerships Now Accepting Proposals for Round One of 2015 Faculty Research Grant Program

Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world’s largest representatives of online learning, today announced that it is currently accepting proposals for Round One of its 2015 Faculty Research Grant Program, which supports faculty research on the impact and effectiveness of online learning. 

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