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Ψιφιακές ταυτότητες
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, May 14, 2012
Το Change11 έχει σχεδον φτάσει στο τέλος. Αυτή η εβδομάδα είναι η τελευταία, και το θέμα είναι η Ανοιχτή Έρευνα και η ανοιχτή διανομή αυτής της έρευνας (open publishing). Η περασμένη εβδομάδα όμως ήταν αφιερωμένη στις ψιφιακές ταυτότητες - το πιοί είμαστε στο διαδύκιο. Μερικοί από εμάς ... Mon, 14 May 2012 10:08:00 +0000 [Comment]

Change11, και οι γλώσσες πλην της Αγγλικής
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, May 10, 2012
Είμαστε τώρα στην 34η εβδομάδα του change11 και μαζί με την συρρίκνωση των συμμετέχωντων· τουλάχιστον απο πλευράς μπλογκ και απο τα πόσα άτομα δημοσιεύουν μπλογκ με κάποιο τακτικό και συνεπή ρυθμό. Κοίταξε, δεν παραπονιεμε γιατί και εγω έχω πέσει λίγο έξω, άρχισα να βαριέμαι γ... Thu, 10 May 2012 21:30:00 +0000 [Comment]

Online behaviors of faculty OPENBLOCKthe documentaryCLOSEBLOCK
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, May 04, 2012
This past week in Change11 we had George Veletsianos as the facilitator. It was a pretty nice week, I really enjoyed the three articles he posted as readings. It seems like most of the posts in the daily (the few posts) were about MIT and Harvard and EdX....yaaawwwwnnnnn.... Seriously, isn't EdX just a continuation of the OpenCourseWare movement that MIT started? Let's just call it OpenCourseWare 2.0 and move on. I'll have to read some ... Fri, 04 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000 [Comment]

Awoken from my change slumber for Week 34: where articles go to die?
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, May 02, 2012
I have come out of Change11 retirement (lurking status) this week (and probably the next few weeks). I was reading the Change11 daily yesterday when I noticed that George Veletsianos was facilitating the topic of Scholars' online participation and practices. I've been following George for a couple of years now, and I was really looking forward to this week, so I am back! I download the articles he has as reading, and I will get to those in a few days once I read them. &... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000 [Comment]

Wow, our first citation!
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 30, 2012
A weird thing happened the other day. I was on my Google+ profile, looking to get the URL for my Google Reader Shared Items. By mistake I tapped on the URL for my google scholar profile and I noticed that one of my articles had a citation. A citation? A citation! For one of my co-authored articles? It seemed so! But who would cite us? Don't get me wrong, I believe that the quality of the work I put out, and the quality of work that my collaborators put out, is exceptional. On ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:07:00 +0000 [Comment]

It's the start of a new MOOC!
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 29, 2012
Well, actually, it's the start of two new MOOCs! I know that Change11 and DS106 are still going, but change11 seems to be on life support. It seems to me anyway that the same 4-5 people are posting, and even though there are interesting people in these final weeks, most people have moved on, which is too bad. I still read the daily digest, and those 4-5 people post some thought provoking stuff, but I just have nothing to add to the conversation, so I lurk :-) With DS106 I don't ... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 13:35:00 +0000 [Comment]

Goal Setting in MOOCs
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 23, 2012
Last week I had a conversation with Lou McGill, a researcher collecting data for the Change11 MOOC. Our conversation was quite interesting and it seemed to be revolving around learner self-awareness and goal setting. I did take th change MOOC survey, but I have no idea what my responses were when I took it - it seems like such a long time ago (I know I have a copy of the responses, I am just too lazy to look them up). In talking with Lou, I am wondering what sort of goals (or non goals) ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:30:00 +0000 [Comment]

Programming vs Technology
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 22, 2012
Recently I read an article on the Chronicle of higer education on Program vs Technology. It was interesting, I'll give it that. It's just that recently (last couple of years) geeks both the blogosphere and the twittersphere seem to be longing for a time when computer science was taught in all of our schools (high school and specifically in this article University), and we've moved away from a "computer science for all" approach, or we've severely dumbed it down, by ... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:30:00 +0000 [Comment]

What's in a name?
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 07, 2012
Every time I want to write something about the topic of "what is a MOOC," another interesting post comes up! To date I've read posts by Jenny (including the 3-4 posts that she references in here post), Stephen, John and Osvaldo. Most of these retweeted since they were quite interesting. I don't think, personally, that there is much poi t to debating what is a MOOC. Taking a page out of Stephen's talk, I think that the MOOC is fundamentally about education, self-directed ... Sat, 07 Apr 2012 22:54:00 +0000 [Comment]

The point of college and liberal arts education
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Apr 04, 2012
Finally catching up on some Change11 stuff! This past week I've been thinking about a post by bioram on cognitive dissonance on liberal arts education. It seems like the topic has been quite popular in the past couple of weeks because another blog post came out from a student who decided not to go to college (because he wasn't sufficiently challenged), a blog post on the Chronicle on whether someone should pursue a B.A., and finally an episode on a television lawyer show (Harry'... Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:54:00 +0000 [Comment]

Commentary on Commentary on Comments
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 23, 2012
The other day I was catching up on Change11 and I came across a blog post titled commentary on comments which caught my eye because it reminded me of an NPR news-segment :-) I was thinking about both the lack of comments on other blogs and the slow-down in blog posts in general on Change11. As far as comments on other blogs go, I can't really talk on behalf of other Change participants, but from my point of view, and from my work-flow aspect, most of my reading is offline, using ... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:24:00 +0000 [Comment]

It doesn't all start with engagement
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 12, 2012
I was reading a post on change11 the other day and this video was talked about. The essence of th video is that in education these days we've gone crazy with assessments and we forget about th learner. Fair enough, I believe that this is indeed true in some states and school systems, especially with things like no child left behind. The problem comes in (for me at least) when the people start talking about engagement first, and not learning objectives or something to assess. They ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

On comprehensive exams
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 11, 2012
I was reading an opinion piece on the Chronicle of Higher Education this past week on Comprehensive exams. The article deals mostly with PhD level comprehensive exams, the types of exams that serve as the gatekeeper between the coursework in a PhD program and the dissertation stage. The main thesis of the author, at least what I got out of it, was that comprehensive exams seem to be looking backward on the curriculum, a memorize and regurgitate model, rather than looking forward toward a ... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 19:03:00 +0000 [Comment]

LMS unSIG (unconference, unworkshop) a success
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 08, 2012
A big round of applause for the organizers of the LMS unSIG that took place last Monday. Harvested Tweets and other information from the website (including the notes for the session I moderated) are on the unSIG website. This was my first unconference and I have to say that I liked the setup of the unconference. Most times you go to these workshops and there are topics that you aren't interested in - this one, being crowdsourced, meant that I was able to have a much ... Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:10:00 +0000 [Comment]

Wisdom of the Masses and Course Creation
, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Mar 05, 2012
A few years ago, when I was still a student in Instructional Design, the then program director of the instructional design program had an idea for a new course for our program: a course on learning management systems. Her conception for the course was that students in the course would get hands on with many different learning management systems, so that when they graduated they would be conversant in a few LMS offerings. Sadly, the idea never really went very far because the department had a ... Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

Academic Rigor Exposed
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 23, 2012
I was reading Jenny's post the other day on What is Academic Rigor and it got me to question my own conceptions of academic rigor. I think many academics treat rigor just like supreme court judges treat pornography: They know it when they see it. I too have been guilty of not defining rigor, and just saying "oh that's not rigorous" when I recognize that something isn't rigorous (or at least I mentally categorize it as so). Some of the participants in the synchronous ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:23:00 +0000 [Comment]

Educational Research: Rigor AND Relevance?
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 20, 2012
I was reading a post that I came across on Change MOOC this last week, the title was Can Educational Research be both Rigorous and Relevant? This article was an interesting read for both people who are researchers and people who are practitioners. The main theme of the article is that research articles have been rigorous enough to pass peer-review but they haven't necessarily had an impact; and at the end of the day impact is what matters. In general, I agree with the overall tones of ... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:27:00 +0000 [Comment]

Quick thoughts on IEML week
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 18, 2012
I don't follow the main presenters much on Change11 any more, partly because of the gaps in the schedule, and partly because some things seem like repetitions of previous topics...and partly because I started a new job and have little time. I do however follow the daily newsletter and when I see posts from people that I've interacted with in the past, like Jenny, Jupidu, Jaap and Serena I put them on my reading list. This week Jupidu's and Serena's ... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:12:00 +0000 [Comment]

Sensemaking in a MOOC
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 13, 2012
I had come across Jupidu's post on Sensemaking in a MOOC a while back, but I haven't had much time to respond to it just yet (until now I guess ;-) ). I was actually thinking of my participation in MOOCs in general; as well as the two MOOCs I am now participating in - those being Change11 and DS106. I was actually thinking of points 1, 2, 4 and 5 in specifically and I thought I would do a bit of compare and contrast between the two: Sensemaking ... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:45:00 +0000 [Comment]

On Web 2 and CC
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 04, 2012
I haven't yet read the Web 2.0 Storytelling chapter on DS106 - I've skimmed through it and it looks pretty interesting -I think it's going to go on my spring break reading list (so sometime in March). I did however (quickly) go over the O'Reily "what is Web 2.0" and the educause 7 things of Creative Commons (which admittedly I have read before but not in a long time). My main thought about Web 2.0 is that we ought to not be ... Sat, 04 Feb 2012 14:37:00 +0000 [Comment]

9 Academic Freedoms of non-tenure: a rebuttal
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Feb 03, 2012
I don't often read Inside Higher Education these days. I used to gobble it up, but I've found that a lot of the content seems to be off-base opinion (and when there is real news, the RSS feed doesn't give you anything but the title, so I refuse to take that bait - give me at least some content). In any case, I came across a blog post by Joshua Kim the other day with the topic of 9 Academic Freedoms Of Not Having Tenure, and it piqued my interest. I have to say that ... Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:58:00 +0000 [Comment]

On Brain Rewiring and Speed of Access
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 31, 2012
Report from the Lurker field :-) The other day I was reading a blog post, part of #change11, on connectivism from someone newly introduced to the theory. Now, I've said before, and I will say it again that connectivism doesn't fully do it for me. I think it has some valid points but I dispute the claim that learning happens faster/better due to our technologically connected world. A learning theory, in my mind anyway, needs to explain human learning at the most basic ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:24:00 +0000 [Comment]

Personal cyberinfrastructure - neat idea...but...
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 23, 2012
This week, the main topic of DS106 seems to be personal cyberinfrastucture, and the reading from Gardner Campbell associated with this week is available on Educause. It was an interesting reading, and a short one at that. The main idea is that instead of giving students a prepackaged webspace where they can only run HTML (or maybe PHP), get them a free virtual server where they can run anything they want (like Apache, wordpress, coldfusion, etc.) so that they can experiment freely. ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:05:00 +0000 [Comment]

Change the Dissertation
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 18, 2012
OK, attempt #2 at this post, first time around BlogPress ate my blog post, or rather it lied and said that it posted it but in fact it just lost it! Let's see if the blogger app on my iPhone fares any better. Anywho, I was reading this article from inside higher edu last week on the MLA's bold plans to change the dissertation (queue the Oooooooh sound track) - see bottom for link since I can't really do much Wysiwyg on this app. I've written before on the topic of ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:05:00 +0000 [Comment]

SOPA/PIPA Protest Day
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 18, 2012
PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:06:00 +0000 [Comment]

Prognostications on the 21st century and higher education
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 18, 2012
I was reading a number of posts last week on Change11 on the topic of the 21st century University. Given how far things had progressed in the previous century it's hard to prognosticate on anything that's more than 10 years in lieu of a guess or prophecy of what is to come, here's more of a wish: let's all just learn to work together! This past year I had attended a few conferences, both in person and virtually, and I've met colleagues that have been in ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:30:00 +0000 [Comment]

Academic gag reflex
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 10, 2012
The other day I was sitting on the train on the way home and reading some research materials I found on Google Scholar for a paper that I am thinking about on social check-ins (you know, foursquare and services like that for an academic environment). I came across a qualifying paper from about a year ago on augmented reality. It seemed interesting so I though I would give it a quick look - after all, a qualifying paper has been vetted by a tenured or tenure-track professor who has a ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:15:00 +0000 [Comment]

Assessment ponderings
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 07, 2012
I was reading John's post the other day titled Assessment, Active Learning and Project based learning where he starts off with the question of whether assessment is a part of learning or instructing. The answer is yes, but it really depends how much relevance you put on assessment and when in the process of learning or instructing you put the emphasis on this assessment. For example, learning can be different from instruction, not just in who is performing ... Sat, 07 Jan 2012 15:47:00 +0000 [Comment]

Graphics that mean stuff
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 04, 2012
I came across the following graphic in this week's Change 11 topic, titled "Power Law of Participation" Now...don't get me wrong, I love visualizations as much as the next learner, but visualizations need to mean something. Even context-less they need to be somewhat decipherable and viewers need to be able to infer some meaning. This isn't the case with this image. What is this "Power Law"? What do the axes mean? What ... Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:58:00 +0000 [Comment]

DS106 - participate or not?
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 03, 2012
The other day I was talking about digital storytelling with some colleagues and I decided to recommend Ds106, the digital storytelling MOOC that ran last year. The material is still all out there, so people could still take it as OER and just self-pace through the material. Last year I was in a bit of MOOC overload, with LAK11, CCK11, MobiMOOC, eduMOOC and Change that I didn't have much time to add Ds106 to the list (after all, CCK and MobiMOOC were both in Spring, at the same ... Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:18:00 +0000 [Comment]

Change11 - sustaining participation and engagement
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 03, 2012
Well, it is a new year and I am wondering what sort of unpredictable stuff will be coming my way educationally. I don't see anything posted on Change11 this week just yet.. With 14 weeks behind us and another 20 ahead of us, I am wondering if this MOOC is just way too long. It may certainly go down in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest MOOC, but I am wondering where the cohesion is. I am looking forward to Couros, Siemens, Veletsianos, ... Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:18:00 +0000 [Comment]

No consensus on what engagement is?
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 21, 2011
I am taking a break from #change11 to continue some work on a paper that's been in my mind for a while but I haven't had much time to work on just yet. The overall topic is a proposal for a foursquare type of service for academic environments. Location Based Services fall a bit short because GPS doesn't figure out what rooms you are in, so the article is going to propose a hybrid of Location Based Services (LBS) with Event Based Services (EBS) with a ... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:10:00 +0000 [Comment]

Need a break
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 12, 2011
It's been an interesting run for Change11, and we are now at Week 15 with the topic of Authentic learning. Next week, and the week after next, are break weeks, so no new content, at least from a subject matter expert perspective. I wonder if the daily mailer will still be coming to our inboxes, or whether that will take a break as well. I think I've reached my natural saturation point with course materials for this course. Readings, both this week'... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:10:00 +0000 [Comment]

Call for Participants - Language mMOOC research paper
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 09, 2011
In a previous post I wrote about a call for paper from Language Learning & Technology for their special issue on Mobile Language Learning. I've been thinking about mLearning, MOOCs and Language Learning for a while as a potential dissertation topic (when I get started with PhD program anyways). I was thinking that this would be a good place to start building a frameworks for mMOOCs (mobile massive online open courses) that have a specific focus on teaching ... Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:11:00 +0000 [Comment]

Instructional Design - more of an Artist, less of an Architect
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 07, 2011
This week's Change11 topic on Slow Learning reminds me of discussions I've had with friends and colleagues about Instructional Design in general. When I started my instructional design career officially and went to school to learn about ID, my university taught the Dick and Carey model. As part of the course my instructor, Mary Hopper, has us examining other models as well for our group projects and ADDIE, ASSURE, ARCS* and HPT models came up and we discussed them by ... Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:05:00 +0000 [Comment]

Slow Learning & thoughts on competency based education
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 06, 2011
This week on Change11 our host facilitator is Clark Quinn author of Designing mLearning and of Mobile Academy. It's interesting. My initial exposure to Clark has been through twitter and through these two books. I read Designing of mLearning as a potential text for a college level mLearning course (I like it for what it's worth) and I currently have the Mobile Academy on to to-read list on GoodReads*. In any case the topic for ... Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:34:00 +0000 [Comment]

Designing Sim(ulation)s
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 03, 2011
Life and Death ScreenshotThis week is gaming and simulation week (if you haven't guessed from the posts that I've been posting and responding to) on Change11 with guest Clark Aldrich. As usual, I've skipped the live session since there is more than enough content on the blogs and what's been provided by the guest facilitators. The reading matter for this week is a short book by Clark titled Designing Sims the Clark Aldrich way. The book was quite succinct and on the ... Sat, 03 Dec 2011 15:40:00 +0000 [Comment]

Come get your badges!
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 02, 2011
Rhizomatic Week Achievement in Change11An interesting brainstorm item on gaming, motivation and achievement came up while reading and commenting on Jaap's blog. This particular blog is about badges (or achievements) in MOOCs. Interestingly enough I also saw Dave Cormier's tweet about having a badge on his blog (seemed like a tongue in cheek post). Serious, or not, I've included the image in this post. In any case, if you scroll down Jaap commented: In my opinion ... Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:02:00 +0000 [Comment]

Gamification, simulation, empowerment, motivation, difficulty :: Level Up!
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 01, 2011
The other day, while I was on the train and on my way home I was reading the most recent Change11 blog posts. I was going to comment on each one of these blog posts individually, but I realized that there as a thread developing in each one that made them fit together pretty nicely. First, I read brainysmurf's "if you don't like messy learning don't play in the snow" post. Brainysmurf comments on Jon Dron's comment that MOOCs are "not easy, this ... Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:18:00 +0000 [Comment]

Mobile Language Learning - Call for papers
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Dec 01, 2011
While looking up the most recent issue of Language Learning and Technology I came across their most recent call for papers. This time around the topic is mobile language learning, both topics I am interested in! I was wondering if there are any change MOOC participants out there who are interested in mLearning, and Language Learning to work as part of a collaborative research team on the theme :-) Here's the actual call for papers: There has been increased interest ... Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:42:00 +0000 [Comment]

Κούκου! Είσαι εκεί;
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 30, 2011
Χτες το απόγευμα, κατά το απογευματινό ταξιδάκι προς το σπίτι, διάβαζα τα δημοσιεύματα του Jon, της Jenny, του Matthias και του John (αν θέλετε να τα διαβάσετε, διαβάστε τα σε αυτή την σειρά). Το γενικό θέμα σε όλα αυτά τα δημοσιεύματα είναι το πως (και πόσοι) συμμετέχουν σε ένα MOOC. ... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:56:00 +0000 [Comment]

College Degrees and Relevance
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 29, 2011
Over the holiday, at some point I came across this blog post asking how much longer will (college) degrees mean something. It was a short, but interesting post, and something that I've thought about in the past; not in reference to how much longer will college degrees have a monopoly on accreditation of individuals, but rather I've been pondering what does a college degree mean. The impetus for this post seem's to be Stanford's AI MOOC, which apparently ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:38:00 +0000 [Comment]

Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 28, 2011
This paper seems to have made the rounds while I was away from blogging last week, but I thought it would be worthwhile posting it on my blog just the same :-) The second paper of the MRT (mobiMOOC research team) is now available through the International Review of Research in Online and Distance Learning (IRRODL) and is titled "Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education." Here's the abstract: In this paper, we ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:03:00 +0000 [Comment]

Publishing,copyright, and pay walls...
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 26, 2011
The MobiMOOC research team has been working on our third paper, further analyzing aspects of MOOCs, and MobiMOOC in specific. Our forthcoming paper tackles the topic of emotive language usage in MOOC discussions as a predictor of continued, or future, participation in the course. We are currently in the process of going over and refining the paper, but I don't want to give away the punchline before it's done in its totality :-) In any case, I've taken the lead on ... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 02:14:00 +0000 [Comment]

Lurkers, Lurking, Learners, Learning, what is learning?
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 24, 2011
I tried making that rhyme, to come up with a catchy title, but it didn't really work out... Oh well, maybe next time ;-) In any case, in the Research_MOOC Mailing list Alan Selig had an interesting question which I thought I would poke at for a while until I came to an answer (or at least something to add to the discussion) Alan SeligOne final "wonderment" from my limited understanding of Connectivist Learning theory: If the reflecting and remixing never leaves the ... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:14:00 +0000 [Comment]

Soft & Hard Technologies...
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 22, 2011
This week in Change11 our host is Jon Dron (rhymes with Tron ;-) )and to topic is Soft technologies, hard technologies and everything in between. While reading the seed post I got a distinct mental image of Steve Job's voice reading Jon's initial post - it had a jobsian feel to it. The article is an interesting epistemological view of technology; technology being very broad by definition since pedagogy is also taken to be a technology. I honestly don't know what to make of ... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:20:00 +0000 [Comment]

Adjuncts, accreditation and academic quality
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 18, 2011
The other day I posted some thoughts based on Leahgrrl's original post on adjuncts and technology. Tony Bates also posted thoughts on the issue around the topic of accreditation. Between these blog posts, and comments to all three of them, the mental gears started to slowly turn and think of additional thoughts around the issue. The first one being accreditation. Tony writes that through his experiences being part of an accreditation agency, adjunct labor is something that ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 10:42:00 +0000 [Comment]

Abundance: A tale of student usage
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 17, 2011
I was reading the blog posts that were posted yesterday on Change MOOC on the topic of Learning in times of Abundance and it suddenly hit me*, this learning in times of abundance reminds me a lot of the research I did on digital natives (article forthcoming). Yes technology (seems to be) ubiquitous, and so is information, but as Eric Duval admitted in his intro post: Really big caveat: of course, all of this abundance talk is only relevant to us who are the ... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:54:00 +0000 [Comment]

Adjunct Technology...or pay your adjuncts better :)
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 16, 2011
I was reading a post by Leahgrrl the other day titled Adjunct Technology, or why I can't figure out Blackboard. It was quite an interesting post, and not something completely foreign to me - I've read my fair share of adjunct posts on the Chronicle of Higher Ed, and Inside Higher Ed, as well as having known many adjuncts personally. This past week, while attending the Sloan-C annual conference (virtually) I saw a session on developing faculty, and one of the institutions (the name ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:57:00 +0000 [Comment]

Campus vs. Online: fighting in the family
AK, Multilitteratus Incognitus, Nov 15, 2011
Last week I was a virtual attendee at the annual Sloan-C conference. It was fun and educational enough to spend 3 days watching live streamed sessions, and a saturday catching up on some recorded ones. The recorded ones are not as fun since you don't have the twitter stream going :-) In any case, I was watching the session on State Perspectives on Online Education and it seemed to me that there still is tension between the online side of the house and the face-to-face education ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:40:00 +0000 [Comment]

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