Tag Archives: MOOC

Learning from Mistakes and Ethics #IDT

For my Foundations of Instructional Design and Technology course, I offered my thoughts on ed-tech cyclical failures and a need for ethical design. Comments to my discussion board post, which is locked away inside a LMS, referred to ed-tech adoption … Continue reading

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Curriculum 21 Another Look: Global Trends & Global Learning 4/5

In the past three posts, I’ve discussed four global trends, as identified by Vivian Stewart in her chapter “A Classroom as Wide as the World” in Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ Curriculum 21. Stewart’s argument is we teachers and educators need to … Continue reading

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GAVS – Lecture Capture

Navigate 2.1.4 – Lecture Capture Just as the cinder block classrooms seem to be phasing out teacher-centered lectures by replacing them with student-centered activities—collaborative groups, stations, project-based learning, and gamification, to name a few—improvements in video software and hardware make … Continue reading

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GAVS – Recorded Session

Navigate 2.1.2 – Recorded Session After exploring the different vendors in the synchronous delivery market, I still had questions about GoToMeeting. My first impression after viewing the company’s promotional material—and after hearing their ads on some of my favorite podcasts—was … Continue reading

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5 MOOC Questions Answered

In my ongoing research on MOOCs, and as a regular listener to Slate podcasts, I found this episode of “Techno Sapians” valuable. Marvin Ammori and Christine Rosen host the show, and in this episode they talk with Daphne Koller, a computer … Continue reading

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GAVS – Joining a Digital Learning Community

Participate 1.1.2 Joining a Digital Learning Community Quest Digital Learning Communities act as locks and canals for the Internet’s flow of information. Although their topics and purposes vary, they all provide a space for users to learn more about a … Continue reading

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GAVS – Active, Balanced, Open-Minded Citizenship

Participate 1.1.1 Character Traits Quest This is my first post in a series—and such posts will be labeled GAVS—to complete the online training offered by the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Virtual Learning. Teacher Online Open Learning (TOOL) focuses … Continue reading

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Tinkering Fundamentals

This summer I took my first MOOC, and I’ll write later about the experience, but right now I’ll focus on this particular course: Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist’s Approach to STEM Learning offered by San Francisco’s Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, … Continue reading

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