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Instructional Designers in Our Midst

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 … Continue reading

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Time Management in a Moodle English Course

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 … Continue reading

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Where and When Does Learning Occur ‘Online’?

      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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

The Future of Higher Education and Community: The Role of Faculty*   Let’s see if I can combine a few ideas in this blog post as I engage in several ‘c’ and ‘x’ Moocs* during my non-teaching semester. Dave Cormier … Continue reading

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‘Rhizomatic Learning’

“The Community is the Curriculum” (subtitle of the Rhizomatic Learning course) This is a recent Google + Discussion by my PLN about ‘Rhizomatic Learning’- a term coined by Dave Cormier who is leading a P2PU course on this topic. I … Continue reading

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Learning and Change

Jeff Merrell and Kimberley Scott of Northwestern University have extended their 5 week PLN seminar, by offering a Google Plus Community called “Learning and Change”. There are already some very significant discussions occurring in this community. I am posting one … Continue reading

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