Monthly Archives: September 2009

Notes Towards a Connectivist Instructional Design

Image via Wikipedia Connectivism is a new theory of knowledge that reflects the new ways that people are currently communicating and learning in a networked world. As George Siemens puts it in his ground-breaking essay, “Over the last twenty years, … Continue reading

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Open Source Music Textbook

Image via Wikipedia Musopen is a free source of public domain music, both recordings and sheet music. They are also creating an open source music theory textbook. I would love to see an open source music appreciation course using these … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Sit There; Learn Something!

Participatory learning has always been one of my top learning modalities. I love this video. It speaks to the frustration I think a lot of students and instructors have with education as a one way channel. To go from a … Continue reading

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Time for New Model for Online Learning

Image via Wikipedia I have been taking a closer look at Straighterline today. The Washington Monthly ran an article on the company called “College for $99 a Month.” Their model is that students sign up to take classes for 99 … Continue reading

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Overly Connected?

That question came up recently in conversation and I really resent it because after I tweeted the question, which automatically sent it to Facebook, that had my Blackberry buzzing away from friends who had forwarded the question to Friendfeed and … Continue reading

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Clarence Fisher

These were recorded by Alec Courosa via UStream. Clarence Fisher is an inspirational teacher who is really on top of 21st century literacy. He says that his role is not to be the smartest man in the room but to … Continue reading

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