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#CCourses Knowledge Nuggets: Self-Programmable Learner 2

#CCourses Knowledge Nuggets: Self-Programmable Learner

  [caption id="attachment_1197" align="alignnone" width="567"] Image: Mateu. (2005). brain. Deviantart.com. http://www.deviantart.com/art/brain-26905148[/caption] Jon Udell, quoting his friend Ray Cote, brought me back to Castell and Cardosa's "self-programmable worker". Which, if we cast education in strictly economic terms, means we need self-programmable learners. I am fascinated at what it takes to create a self-programmable learner. In the…
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Network Fluency and Connected Courses: A #Walkmyworld Reflection

[caption id="attachment_915" align="aligncenter" width="608" class=" "] CC 3.0 Walk alone. flckr.com[/caption] I am not bullish on MOOCs. Teachers and researchers struggle with scaling up and fidelity with their teaching across physical classrooms, like across the hall close. When you then want to scale up teaching on massive scales. with a heavy influence on direct instruction…
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Text Complexity and Network Fluidity

Education reform should not remind me of The Great War. Yet I see a vast wasteland of vitriolic trenches dug deep through the annals of reading research. Battalions of reading experts have barricaded their positions behind barbwire as toxic tweets roll across a devastated wasteland of civic engagement. On one side you have those who…
Online Collaborative Inquiry= A Multimodal Remix 0

Online Collaborative Inquiry= A Multimodal Remix

In our connected course we spent two weeks delving into the idea of online collaborative inquiry. What does it mean to live and learn in a network society? Hoe does trust and network fluency affect how we learn? I have remixed the assigned readings from our class into a video response. To do this I…
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My Why- Maker Monday Challenge #ccourses

Before I enrolled in #ccourses (if one can enroll in a community of those who share your philosophy) I strived to bring much of what I have learned from lurking around Connected Learning spaces and  our efforts to develop the Web Literacy Map into my new class EDU 106 (yes the 106 is a h/t to…
Joining Connected Courses 0

Joining Connected Courses

Never Open but Always Moving I am amazed at the brainpower involved in the creating and running of connected courses. When I look at the people page I see the faces of so many colleagues that have taught me and friends I enjoy, but all folks I have never met. This idea of open has…
Miss Your Google Reader Bundles? Feedly to the Rescue! (Again) 1

Miss Your Google Reader Bundles? Feedly to the Rescue! (Again)

Feedly Has Just Announced the Release of Shared Collections Click Here to Apply for Early Access I have long advocated teaching and learning across open and distributed networks. Much of this work has centered around individual blogs aggregated through RSS. Like everyone I used Google Reader, and I shuttered at its demise. Long before the…
Response to the @cshirky  ban on screentime 0

Response to the @cshirky ban on screentime

Clay Shirky, a public intellectual we often cite first when discussing new media just published a piece on Medium describing why he has instituted a ban on screen time during his class. Shirky supports a well articulated position by citing much of the research into multi-tasking. I do not challenge this work. I know multitasking…
Why I Teach Literature Classes 2

Why I Teach Literature Classes

Why do stories endure? I begin each section of my Children's Literature and Literacy classes with this question. Yet I never truly knew the answer until now. Literature endures because it heals, it hurts, it happens. This past week my  nephew succumbed to a horrible disease called leukodystrophy. As family and friends gathered the question…
My Summer of Sci-Fi 0

My Summer of Sci-Fi

I continued my tradition of sticking to a genre during the summer between semesters. As I traversed the halls of high school I hung comfortably with historical fiction. Last year I focused on the summer of zombies. This year I broke from the brain hungry to focus more on the brainy. Science Fiction. I never…