Monthly Archives: December 2010

Orbis Pictus: The earliest picture textbook for children

Image via WikipediaI have been ranting all holiday about John Comenius‘ textbook, Orbis Pictus, from 1658. It is the first known illustrated text book for children. It has 240 short chapters with an illustration and text that corresponds to the … Continue reading

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Instructional Design: Beyond the Formulas

Image via WikipediaI am reviewing ID literature and textbooks, and I am dissatisfied with the formulaic approaches that assume things like uniform standards, that the stake-holders know what the standards are, all the students will meet the same outcomes the same way, … Continue reading

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Interview with Garth Johnson, Art Instructor

Innovation in Teaching in MyCRA Faculty Profile  1.    Who are you and what do you teach? My name is Garth Johnson, and I teach art at College of the Redwoods.  In addition to the art appreciation course that I teach … Continue reading

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Open Textbooks: A Diversity of Voices in Open Learning

Image via WikipediaOpen textbooks are textbooks that are released with an open license, preferably with a Creative Commons “attribution” license. The textbooks under that license should be free to students and free to instructors to download, reuse, and remix. In … Continue reading

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EduStream at College of the Redwoods

Image by Brain Toad FlickrOver the last few days here at College of the Redwoods we have been working with EduStream. This is a very remarkable group. I would love to see more services work this way.┬áCollege of the Redwoods … Continue reading

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