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Category Archive for 'Theory & Practice'

Chris Clark of the Kaneb Center inspired us to make our presentations more user-centered in his Presentation Zen workshop.  Then a group of us  played the Diffusion Simulation Game during the May Institute.  This blog post on Domesticating IT actually appeared years before our workshops but it manages to marry both concepts and expand them.  […]

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Blogs are getting a lot of press these days, especially as a learning tool in higher ed.  That is, in fact, the motivating factor behind this blog.  It seems that blogs are a logical and convenient format for the development of meta-cognitive skills and for reflection on learning.  Connectivism as a concept would appear to […]

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Connectivism

Connectivism is another educational topic that gets a lot of press but not so much deep discussion. It is best for me to leave description of the concept to the go-to guy, Stephen Downes. It is possible that I suffer from complete failure to understand the concept but it does seem to me that there […]

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Learning Analytics

I only know enough about Learning Analytics to be dangerous. I was fortunate enough to be in a class where George Siemens was a guest speaker (from his kitchen table in Canada). And I know that he envisions something much different than tracking the number of posts in the LMS discussion board. As we move […]

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Some Active Learning Videos

This is good but could use a bit more joy in the narration: This is my lifelong personal favorite.  How many of the First Principles of Instruction do they use?

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