Tag Archives: elearning

NWeLearn: Badging for Beginners

This was a presentation I gave at the Northwest eLearn Conference in Bend, OR on October 17th. It was a short outline about what badges are and who is using them and why. Then, I went on to talk about … Continue reading

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NWeLearn: Building a Community of Learners Online via Discussions

Title: Building a community of learners online via discussions (yes, its possible) These are some brief notes from a presentation I went to at the Northwest eLearn Conference. My usual disclaimer: the rambling nature of my notes represents my interests … Continue reading

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NWeLearn: An Accessible Course

These are some brief notes from an accessibility presentation I went to at the North West eLearn Conference. My usual disclaimer: the rambling nature of my notes represents my interests and abilities, not those of the presenter, who was just … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Future of Education

This was a presentation that I did back in 2014 from the DET/CHE conference that I accidentally found on the web . “The presenter will review the history of how education and technology has been viewed in the popular press … Continue reading

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NWeLearning Community

The NWeLearning Community is not just a conference but the collective intelligence and resources of some very remarkable people in elearning from across the North West and beyond. We are currently using Slack as a community building tool. Here is … Continue reading

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RISC Survey: Challenges to Student Success

These are my notes on the latest RISC Survey called “What Challenges to Success Do Community College Students Face?” from January 2019. I am mostly concerned with the education technology aspects of this report. Much of the report deals with … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Keynote Speakers

I am on the board for a great elearning conference, and we are in the middle of looking for keynote speakers. I am not against keynote speakers per se. I have been to some amazing conferences and have had some … Continue reading

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Week 0: Seimens and Downes on AI

It was good to see Stephen Downes and George Siemens sitting down together and talking again for our Education 3.0 MOOC. It felt just like old times (CCK08, CCK11, etc.). I can’t really say what they do for one another … Continue reading

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NWeLearn 2018 – Call for Proposals Ends April 16!

NB: Wipe those tears, the gin from your chin, and put down those tax forms: it is elearning conference time! I am on the board for this conference, and I think it is one of the best little gems in the … Continue reading

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MOOCs, Student Success, and Instructional Design

One of the common problems with online learning and MOOCs is student success and retention. Traditionally, there is a large gap between the success and retention rates of face-to-face and online courses. Just as some students need help in understanding … Continue reading

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