Category Archives: elearning

#Rhizome14: Community as Curriculum

This is my introductory post. I am participating in a MOOC facilitated by Dave Cormier called “Rhizomatic Learning – The Community is the Curriculum.” Dave’s 2008 article “Rhizomatic Education: Community as Curriculum” has informed many of my education projects since … Continue reading

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eLearning 101: Presentation from DET/CHE

I went to the DET/CHE conference in November and I had a presentation that I was going to give. What happened at the conference was interesting. After listening to other presentations and listening to the concerns, fears, and needs of … Continue reading

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DET/CHE: Cognition, Learning Theory, Backward Design: The importance of instructional design.

Hierarchy of Instructional Design (Photo credit: jrhode) Jim Monaghan, AVP Academic Technologies/Associate Professor, Educational Technology, CSUSB Instructional designers take on many roles at campuses. The perspectives of the designers combined with the organizational structure of the campus can greatly impact … Continue reading

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DET/CHE: What Students Really Want

California State Student Association (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Anthony Gibson, Chief of Staff, California State Student Association, CSU Sacramento James Harrison, Technology Affairs Senator, Santa Clara University Dwayne Mason Jr., California State Student Association, CSU Fullerton Brett Roberts, Technology Officer, California … Continue reading

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DET/CHE: The Art & Science of Education

Town plan of Imola (Wikipedia) I am at the Directors of Education Technology and California Higher Education conference in San Jose this week (DET/CHE). This is my first time here and I am presenting on MOOCs, eLearning, and Instructional Design. … Continue reading

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Biology eAcademy: Preliminary Meeting

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) (Wikipedia) This week, I am at the California State University’s Biology eAcademy. We are meeting for three days. The eAcademys are basically mini-conferences getting facuty together from across the system to look at proven course redesign practices … Continue reading

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Time Saving Tips for Teaching Online

Time Selector (Photo credit: Telstar Logistics) We often hear that online learning takes a lot of time for instructors. I have found that it can, but when a course is set up in advance to take advantage of a learning … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Online Learning?

Educators will often discuss the barriers to online education without considering what a student would need to do to overcome those barriers. The typical answer to “are you ready for online education?” is “online education isn’t for everyone.” As someone … Continue reading

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Essential Skills for Online Students

(Photo credit: London College of Fashion short courses) I am writing up a page for our students here at Humboldt State University on the study skills needed to be a successful online student. The same skills needed for success in … Continue reading

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MOOCs: Lets Do The Timewarp Again!

I love all the arguments from the 1990s that were leveled at online teaching and learning that are now being leveled at MOOCs. I re-read all of my favorite straw-man hits from the 90s including the digital divide, lack of … Continue reading

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