Category: dmlcommons

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Co-Designing in Formative Design Research

I just finished the DMLcommons salon on co-designing our research spaces. I am amazed at the work the teams have done. I also have a long reading list now. Thanks Megan Bang. I hope to use these ideas in my own work and reach out to others so we can co-design a future together. Rigor…
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Failing a Little Bit Better But Want to Fail Together

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Creative Commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com[/caption] I guess I am an educational psychologist. At least that's what my fancy diploma says. I consider myself a teacher and literacy researcher. Does that make me a learning scientist? This question has perplexed me since watching Bill…
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How do you build the #MozAcademy?

Marc Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, asked for us in the #teachtheweb community to think about Mozilla Learning. He described the efforts to take #teachtheweb and scale it across the all of the Foundation's efforts. He wants to build the global classroom. Marc has spearheaded Mozilla's efforts to not only help bring the…
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Excited for #dmlcommons Design Based Research Course

I look forward to not finishing the Digital Media Learning Commons course on design based research. In fact it might be my most favoritist unfinished thing since #ccourses. Not because I won't participate in all the activities. That's a given. This course will never be finished because good design rarely is. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]…
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Exploring New Metaphors for Education through Design Thinking

As a teacher, participating in this type of research [Design based] gave me the opportunity to work toward solving challenging pedagogical issues in my classroom with collaborators who were experts in the field; it was fantastic professional development for me. As a researcher, I get to see what happens when a promising practice is put…
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Design Thinking and Education

Many important ideas have bounced around in my head, my writings, and my worlds during the reclaim open initiative. For those who do not know reclaim open movement (learn more here) seeks to harness the internet so learning occurs as networked events across innovative spaces. When I look across all the conversations happening around reclaim…
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Community: The Only Path to Open Education

This past week I helped all of us celebrate Open Education Week. I joined Teachers Talking Teachers, participated in the Mozilla webmaker challenges, joined the Teacher badges Alliance, and engaged with many of you on social media. I am left with one overarching theme. You cannot have Open Ed without community. You cannot have open…
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#MNLI13 Day 3 Reflection Coding Community

Karen Brennan sparked my thinking today. She presented her work on using Scratch. The programming, games, and stories children created made a large impact on everyone at the conference. For me it wasn't the take away of creative computing I found most moving. It was Brennan's point that making take two things: creating and community.…