Category Archives: education

Betsy DeVos Cancels Solar Eclipse

I don’t know if you have gotten this letter yet. Seems a little strange to me but I guess that is where we are now:  August 16, 2017 Dear Fellow Educator, I am writing this letter to announce that the … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: OEI

The first rubric I will look at in this first of a seven-part series looking at course evaluation rubrics is the California Community College’s Online Education Initiative rubric. Who wrote it? This rubric was created by the California Community College … Continue reading

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Evaluating Online Courses: a prelude

This is the first of a seven part series examining how different institutions evaluate online courses. Each of the seven blog postings after this will feature a different rubric from a different institution for evaluating online courses.  I am specifically … Continue reading

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CmapTools for iPad

I have used Cmap on nearly every computer I have owned or worked with. It is a very useful tool and, I think, very under-rated. I used to think it was difficult to work with until I had a conversation … Continue reading

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A Letter to Blackboard on W²3k

Dear Blackboard, GBC Education Consulting’s upcoming new product “WidgetWare 3000” (aka W²3k) is going to revolutionize education. This will be THE killer app for schools that changes the way we think about teaching and learning. In fact, it will change everything. … Continue reading

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On Learning Objectives: A Response to Jeff Noonan

Jeff Noonan wrote a great blog posing called “Ten Theses In Support of Teaching and Against Learning Outcomes.”I have called this a “response” but what it is really semi-random notes. This will be one of those postings that folks in … Continue reading

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Open Education is More Than Just Free Books

I miss Jim Groom at OpenEd15 – I miss his viewpoint and energy. He knows I am a big fan (something that blows around a lot of hot air :-). Jim Groom tweeted today: “The unfortunate equation of open education … Continue reading

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Open Pedagogy at Tacoma Community College

Using Open Pedagogy to Reduce Social Learning Barriers for Students in the Global Discovery Program Christie Fierro Open Education Coordinator and Instructional Designer Tacoma Community College   For the last 5 years, student groups have been coming over from the … Continue reading

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Social Media Assessment at #opened15

I am fascinated by this topic because this is exactly what I hear from faculty that I work with – they do not have time to read and assess everything that students would produce in blogs, facebook, and twitter. Again, this … Continue reading

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My History of Not Running for Office

There was a golden era on the internet when companies were so desperate for content they would publish pretty much anything. There were at one time in the 90s five or six free press release services that would basically send out anything you … Continue reading

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