Padlet: A Quick and Easy Collaboration Tool

Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is hardly a new tool, but it is easy to use and very versatile, so it is definitely worth checking out or revisiting. Basically it is a blank wall online, and people add sticky note posts to the wall which will expand as needed.…

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Stephen Downes’ OLWeekly, June 20, 2014

…not something to make a habit of. OLDaily or Weekly is easy to subscribe to for yourself. This is a sample and an experiment

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Instructional Designers in Our Midst

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This from a recent exchange in the Kirkwood Community College open online course on ‘Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice’

Janet’s Question:

As an instructor, I have a question about instructional designers. How does one become an ‘instructional designer’ and what are the qualifications for employment?…

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Time Management in a Moodle English Course

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From a recent discussion on the Canvas hosted course   ‘Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice’

Discuss the implications for deadlines and due date structuring in your online classes.  How do you plan to keep your students on track throughout your course?

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Where and When Does Learning Occur ‘Online’?

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check mark      You would think I had taken enough xMoocs or cMoocs in the past 2 years, but in my non- teaching semester this winter, I have added one more to the mix: Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice, a free open course offered on the Canvas Network by Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids,Iowa.…

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MOOC MOOCHING

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MOOC MOOCHING

These are some of my ramblings on various lively discussion board forums while engaged in Duke University’s xMOOC entitled “The History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education” led by Dr. Cathy Davidson, co-founder of Hastac. I did not take the weekly quizzes  which many participants were acing without watching the video lectures and where most of the right answers were choice (d) all of the above.…

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The Future of Higher Education and Community: The Role of Faculty

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The Future of Higher Education and Community: The Role of Faculty*

 

Let’s see if I can combine several ideas in this blog post as I engage in several ‘c’ and ‘x’ Moocs* during my non-teaching semester. Dave Cormier invites us to consider community as curriculum in the P2PU course “Rhizomatic Learning” and Dr.

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The prompt this last week in Dave Cormier’s P2PU #rhizo14 ‘course’ was to consider the question “Is books making us stupid?”. This video is my response. And here is the Google + conversation which ensued.

Mariana Funes

Feb 5, 2014
oh, Janet.

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‘Rhizomatic Learning’

This is a recent Google + Discussion from my PLN about ‘Rhizomatic Learning’- a term coined by David Cormier who is leading a P2PU course on this topic.

Vanessa Vaile

Learning and Change (General)  –  Jan 13, 2014

Who else here is in (or other appropriate preposition) +dave cormier‘s Rhizomatic Learning #rhizo14 ?

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How we are communicating and are we really? Quick thought about the impact of the internet.

Too busy to post on social media, yeah right!…

Wow, it’s been two months since I last posted. I’ve had many thoughts, experiences and learnings, but time seems to tick away. Time? It’s a challenged for me as I always try to strieve a balance between my vocational duties and personal interests and priorities. Continue reading

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