Category Archives: pedagogy

Why Connectivism is a Learning Theory

Domains of major fields of physics (Photo credit: Wikipedia) David Wiley recently made a comment on his blog, in response to a very succinct posting by Stephen Downes, that the learning theory Connectivism, though he is sympathetic to it, was … Continue reading

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Open Ed 13: What Teach a MOOC? Are you crazy?

 Maria Andersen talks about her experiences with MOOCs.Twitter: @busynessgirlEmail: busynessgirl@gmail.com “If you’ve ever actually taught an online course, the thought of teaching a MOOC sounds like an absolutely crazy idea. It’s hard to get past the idea that you might … Continue reading

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The Trouble with College, Online or Off

There is an editorial in the New York Times entitled “The Trouble with Online College” this morning about online education. It argues that online education has high attrition rates and that students who are unprepared for college will not do … Continue reading

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Rubrics for Discussion Posts

Hierarchy of Instructional Design (Photo: jrhode) I gave a presentation today on discussion forums. I know that LMSs are old-fashioned now in the post web 2.0 social media world, but my goal as an instructional designer is to at least … Continue reading

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Why MOOCs Work

Jim Groom as Edupunk (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I have been reading articles lately written by educators who have not participated in MOOCs but nonetheless seem to have some pretty strong opinions about them such as the “What’s the Matter With MOOCs” … Continue reading

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Concept Maps & Visual Pedagogy

This was the presentation for the Global Education Conference.: “This presentation will explore concept mapping and brainstorming tools for classroom discussion, discovering knowledge, and problem-solving. I will present a brief history of visual pedagogy from different cultures to show how … Continue reading

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Connectivism and the Evolution of Pedagogy

Image via WikipediaIn some recent postings on connectivism and constructivism (see links below), educators and researchers write as if these models are oppositions; as if constructivism is early Bolshevist and connectivism is free market socialism. Pedagogy does not come from … Continue reading

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Deep Learning

Image via Wikipedia Over the next couple of days I am at the Institute for Diversity in Learning and Teaching at Humboldt State University. This is an incredible resource. They are offering this free and in this time of some … Continue reading

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A Note on Learning Styles

I want it to be clear that I do not think that I have the all the answers about learning styles theory and pedagogy. I wrote about this earlier in the year here. Learning styles theory is an extremely complex … Continue reading

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