- Critical Article—How Do You Solve a Problem Like Twitterature? Reading and Theorizing “Print” Technologies in the Age of Social Media | Technoculture – On the difficulty of framing our discourse about online discourse in frames other than print. A ramble. – (dh twitter semiotics socialmedia )
- h2g2 – The Guide to Life, The Universe and Everything – – (wiki )
- Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – rare to fin an article that aligns plns, PLEs, and cMOOCs – (pln ple mooc cmooc )
- Of Machine Guns and MOOCs: 21st Century Engineering Disasters | Theory | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – Hindenburg, titanic, Victorian hubris, and greed. That's the xMooc. – (mooc xmooc de greed privatization )
- Revisiting Your Learning Management System – ProfHacker – The strongest arguments against the LMS are those of creation of community and student autonomy. Rebelling a is no longer a rebellion. The metaphor is moving out of the LMS ghetto. Interesting comments from educators who backhandedly acknowledge they are powerless and seek ease, not education. – (lms )
- My MOOC tech ecosystem – – (mooc )
- The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around; or What You Do with a Million Books – – (dh de mooc ple )
- COGNITIVE APPRENTICESHIP: MAKING THINKING VISIBLE – – (de pedagogy embedded_pedagogy )
- Intrusive Scaffolding, Obstructed Learning (and MOOCs) | SAMPLE REALITY – "I’ve been thinking about embodied pedagogy lately in relation to MOOCs—massive open online courses. In the worse cases, MOOCs are essentially nothing but scaffolding. A typical Coursera course will include video lectures for each lesson, an online quiz, and a discussion board. All scaffolding. In a MOOC, where are the bodies? And what is the MOOC equivalent of a balance bike? I want to suggest that unless online teaching—and classroom teaching as well—begins to first, unscaffold learning problems and second, rediscover embodied pedagogy, we will obstruct learning rather than foster it. We will push students away from authentic learning experiences rather than draw them toward such experiences." – (de )
- Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – Reborn digital. " Educational campuses have libraries, coffee shops, cafeterias, quads, lawns, amphitheaters, stadiums, hallways, student lounges, trees, park benches, and fountains. Ample space for rallies, study-groups, conversation, debate, student clubs, and special events. Few institutions pay much attention to re-creating these spaces online. The work done outside and between classes (which we would argue is the glue that holds education together) is attended to nominally if at all. Imagine this scenario: a business student shares a table at the campus coffee shop with an English major. A conversation kicks off with the inevitable, “What’s your major?” When and where does this conversation happen in online programs? " – (de )
- 22 Thoughts on Automated Grading of Student Writing | Inside Higher Ed – I love it. The idea that teaching and evaluating written work can be done as a computer algorithm is a mind-saver. Why? Reading is boring. Automate now. I have videos to watch. My favorite thought is #7:” The only motivations for even experimenting, let alone embracing automated grading of student writing are business-related.” Can there be any better motivation? – (de xmooc assessment )
- Blog Exercises: Increase Your Thank You Ratio « Lorelle on WordPress – No excuses. Say thank you. – (etiquette learning de en3177 )
- Is Google Making Us Stupid? – Nicholas Carr – The Atlantic – - (DL CreavtiveCommons ) Sorry … Miles away … What was the question? Carr tries to address the question by over-interpreting neuroscience research. Plasticity does’t mean stoopidity.
- A place of useful learning… – Weighing in on us university types publishing outside academic circles. It makes our publishing practical. Thank you, Christina. – (academia dh )
- Will MOOCs Work for Writing? | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – I don't often post an article that hardly rates a meh, but this is one. Meh. Read your rhetoric, boy-o. – (mooc rhetoric )
- You’re Distracted. This Professor Can Help – On David Levy and mindfulness in study. Mindfulness can help control attention. Using Camtasia to track muliitasking. – (multitasking mindfulness fyc )
I was digging around in the Lib Ed area of the BSU website this morning, when I saw a sidebar to their FAQ with a curious question.
My first sense was, “Who’s having who on?” The question is patently a joke. Maybe it was asked tongue in cheek, but even if it wasn’t, it stands as a joke, a ribbing of the university’s pretensions. Like the We the People petition for the US to finance the construction of a Death Star. I decided to read more to see if we rose to the challenge. Does Lib Ed have a sense of humor?
I suppose that’s a fair if condescending attempt at explaining the distinction. But sadly it’s clear Lib Ed lacks a sense of humor. The last paragraph, in fact, makes damn sure the question is never asked again. It deserves repeating.
If you do not understand (well enough to explain) what the terms “liberal” and “conservative” mean as applied to politics, you are at a considerable disadvantage when it comes to participating in the civic and political life and conversation of your country. Liberal education can help here.
Ten minutes on the naughty step for you, Mr Sarcasm.
- The velveteen touch of a dandy fop | Abject – Brian on education and marketing. – (marketeering )
- xED Book | a book about education stuff, moocs, etc. – xED Book. Being drafted online. Seimens, Cormier, et al – (MOOC xMOOC )
- The bucket has a hole in it, let’s plug it – Brian surveys OER against a MOOCy background – (mooc de oer )
- Tips on Writing And How They’re Really Just Tips on Life — Hack / Make – One more today from http://nickwynja.com/ at Hack/Make. Nick melds writing, coding, and making into a workflow, aka, practice. Markdown meets purpose. Every note is a opportunity to learn something. This one is for DH and #en3177. Becoming digital means becoming mindful. – (notetaking writing DH academia2.0 blogging )