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  • What is Connectivism?

    I first heard about the theory of connectivism after reading some posts on a blog called  elearnspace.org. Largely curated by George Siemens, the Associate Director of R&D LTC at University of Manitoba, CA. , he also blogs at http://www.connectivism.ca/ He, along with Stephen Downes, who works for the National Research Council of Canada and blogs at http://www.downes.ca/, […]

  • myPLE_RPhoenix01

    A PLE Comparison and Reflection

    One big need I have for learning is to be able to see a “big picture” of my thinking or my activity. Usually this is in the form of some kind of map or visual or a combination of both. Before creating a PLE diagram I didn’t think of the tools that I use as part […]

  • Designing Effective Online Courses

    According to Dawley (2007) effective online courses contain well planned interactions, feedback, relevant content and promote self-directed learning for the students.   In my mind, the key to designing well is planning well. In a fundamental way, the process starts out looking similar to what I would do for a traditional face-to-face course. Starting with […]

  • Tech Trends – Response to Horizon Report

    TECH Trends I focused my attention and work this week on one trend -evolution of online learning – and one closely related solvable challenge -low digital fluency of faculty -mentioned in the 2014 Horizon Report for Higher Education. The report identified the evolution of online learning as a long-range trend that will continue to drive […]

  • Feed Me! RSS in Education

    I learned quite a lot this week about something that I take totally for granted. Really Simple Syndication or RSS, is the mechanism used to allow users to curate information and content from a variety of websites, blogs and other content providers on the World Wide Web. Rather than visiting each site individually to read […]