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More Dissonance: Reconciling Emergent Learning and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
Tai, Tai MOOCing About, Nov 28, 2011
I am, in part, responsible for implementing outcomes assessment at my institution and I am increasingly convinced that we in higher education should value and encourage emergent learning, that learning that occurs in between the formal spaces. Hussey and Smith noted, "It is one of the ironies of the current context of higher education that monitoring and assurance systems should be generating veritable bureaucracies within institutions at the same time as policy has discovered, and is ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:03:00 +0000 [Comment]

Gnawing on the Bone: Recognizing and Accrediting Emergent Learning
Tai, Tai MOOCing About, Oct 07, 2011
I keep returning to to the connection between prior learning assessment methodologies and abundance of content. Abundant content is insufficient in creating the conditions for learning, but it does significantly change the ecology for learning. The notion that people design and engage in their own self-directed learning was well documented by Allen Tough in 1971 in his book Adult's Learning Projects: A Fresh Approach to Theory and Practice in Adult Learning. (The full text is ... Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:03:00 +0000 [Comment]

Convergence of Abundant Content and Prior Learning Assessment
Tai, Tai MOOCing About, Sept 22, 2011
As I have been reading various blogs and participating on some discussion boards, some ideas about open learning and higher education credentialing have begun to come together. I see the promise in open learning as reducing significant financial and location barriers and allowing broad access to learning resources, but how such learning could be assessed and credentialed is still fuzzy. This credentialing will need to be coupled with other services. Siemens recently opined, "What is ... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 01:51:00 +0000 [Comment]

Disruption in Higher Education
Tai, Tai MOOCing About, Sept 20, 2011
I just finished reading Siemens' blog post "Duplication Theory of Educational Value" and article he and Matheos wrote "Systemic Changes in Higher Education" and his thinking about the future of higher education really resonates with me. While lots of shifts in technology and globalization create a rich environment and are key ingredients, the changes that enable individual control of content is the really disruptive shift and is the big catalyst of the changes. Some of the ingredients ... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 01:47:00 +0000 [Comment]

Linkedin Network Toy
Tai, Tai MOOCing About, Sept 20, 2011
The MOOC also includes considerations about networks and social networks in particular. I so much get the network concepts, but then I am much better at that kind of thinking. I have spent a lot of time over the last several years thinking about connections and relationships in the student information systems. I once drew something that looked like the diagram below, but with fewer connections and ... Fri, 09 Sep 2011 00:32:00 +0000 [Comment]

Reading about connectivity -- trying to connect...
Tai, Tai MOOCing About, Sept 20, 2011
I've been poking around and finding resources for the course and decided to start by reading George Siemens' article Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Since this is my first foray into the idea and I have not immersed myself in all of what has been shared, I can't promise to agree with what I am thinking right now and reserve the right to change my mind. I am struggling with a some elements in the article and wonder if this is truly a learning ... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:45:00 +0000 [Comment]

Anticipation
Tai, Tai MOOCing About, Sept 20, 2011
I am in pre-course anticipation mode. I have registered for the MOOC and the start is still a few weeks away. I keep looking at the bit of material available on the course web site. The facilitators are from all around the world and the topic is intriguing. In the course we, maybe a thousand of us, will consider future of education and how it is shifting in the face of multiple disruptive forces including technology. I'm eager to ... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 01:53:00 +0000 [Comment]


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