- A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – – (#edcmooc mooc )
- Learning as Performance: MOOC Pedagogy and On-ground Classes | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – – (mooc #edcmooc )
- manifesto for teaching online – Edinburgh nails its theses to the door, loosing the chains of DE. I feel a kin. – (DE Manifesto onlinelearning MOOC PLE #edcmooc )
- Toward A Digital Code Of Ethics For Journalists & Researchers – what you're up against in citing sources – (none)
- Online Universities: Why They Still Don’t Measure Up – "According to the government recruiter, "For a decent job with upward mobility here, a University of Phoenix degree wouldn't get someone through the door unless they had something else really good on their resume. A recent USC grad with no experience could get an interview, but I'd be shocked to see a recent online grad get the same." and other observations – (de onlinelearning )
- Inside Team Romney’s whale of an IT meltdown – user testing? pointless. what do they know anyway? – (none)
- Visual histories of genre – – (none)
- Logic+Emotion: We Are The Media. Do We Trust Media? – Given that we are all acting like media now, look at who we trust and how and why. – (socialpractices socialnetworking socialmedia )
- Welcome to Stephen’s Web ~ Stephen’s Web ~ by Stephen Downes – – (onlinelearning ple vle web2.0 webdesign )
- The Millennial Muddle: How Stereotyping Students Became an Industry – Student Affairs – The Chronicle of Higher Education – A close and thorough look at three or four ways of analyzing and grouping students. Opens up a general critique of the method and those who base their assumptions and actions on the results. Valuable for FYC.
""There's this expectation that your No. 1 job is to pander to this exotic alien consumer," says Mr. Vaidhyanathan, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. "At that point, you cease being a teacher and you are simply selling yourself to an audience that might not be interested in buying.""
says Mr. Vaidhyanathan. "Generational thinking is just a benign form of bigotry, in which you flatten out diversity. This is debilitating to the job of trying to work with young people."
"Some folks are using this as a template and a cookbook," Mr. Bonner says of Millennials descriptions. "It makes it very difficult to see and understand variations because people who don't fit the recipe may be viewed as outliers. That anesthetizes nuances." – (fyc socialpractices social_learning teaching students_as_customers )
- An absolutely riveting online course: Nine principles for excellence in web-based teaching – V good overview article, mainly because it mentions, if not develops, implications and human requirements for each of the principles. Beneath it all: Excellent DE courses depend on excellent teachers.
This article explores excellence in web-based teaching. Drawing on the views of experts in the field and the perspective of their own years of experience, the authors compiled a list of 9 principles to provide direction in the search for online excellence. The principles include: the online world is a medium unto itself; sense of community and social presence are essential to online excellence; in the online world, content is a verb; great online courses are defined by teaching, not technology. The list is not intended to be an exclusive set of principles or a comprehensive guide to online teaching. Rather it is a collection of important ideas and suggestions for teaching excellence in the online world. – (DE ple vle onlinelearning OU OpenUniversity )