10 Response to “We Don’t Have Enough Resources to Make a Difference”

As a professor and consultant, I work with a variety of people who feel inhibited by limited resources. While the topic of inadequate resources is a real and important one, I’m not quite ready to accept that it is a big enough problem to hinder many good and important projects, ideas, tasks, initiatives or visions.  …

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8 Books for a Rich and Diverse Perspective on Digital Literacies

Orality and Literacy by Walter Ong  – This is a classic text, describing how various societies transitioned form an oral tradition to a written tradition.  Written largely before the Internet, it provides a wonderful foundation for thinking about literacy in the digital age.…

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If you can’t read it, then it can’t influence you = false

If you can’t read it, then it can’t influence you.  That may be true with words and books, but it is not true in a world of images, music and multimedia.  With a book, if you can’t decipher the meaning of the words, then the influence is indeed limited. …

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Toward Digital Collaboration Fluency

As I reflect upon some of my recent experiences in MOOCs (most recently #ETMOOC and #EDCMOOC) and online communities (especially my recent participation in #COOPLIT), I find myself thinking about the notion of digital collaboration and the pursuit of digital collaboration fluency.…

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The Role of Values in Designing Learning Experiences

Where decision need to be made, values are present.  Values play a signficant role in the design of courses and learning experiences.  As a way to reflect upon this fact, I pulled out a few definitions of instructional design and began to explore the role of values. …

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Self-directed Learning, Connected Learning, and the Unimportance of Teachers

As I begin to take part in week two of #etmooc, thinking about connected learning, I find myself reflecting on my own educational convictions and my own “learning history.”

In some ways, my education started when I realized the relative unimportance of teachers. …

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The LMS-less MOOC

I am excited to take part in my fifth MOOC. As with all the past MOOCs, I anticipate learning through collaboration, sharing, networking, and experimentation. I hope to meet and learn from diverse people around the world. I have no doubt that I will grow, learn, and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of others. …

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