6 posts
Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages
Academic Labor
Once upon a time, I taught a MOOC. Actually it was twice, and really it was only four years ago. It was a course called Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information, created for the
How Long Will Your Class Remain Yours? Academic Freedom and Control of the Classroom
Academic Labor
The late labor historian David Montgomery wrote famously about workers’ control in America [http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/american-history-general-interest/workers-control-america-studies-history-work-technology-and-labor-struggles] during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. “At times the story
Edu-Punk Video Killed the LMS Star: In Absentia Video Presentations
While the interview was conducted with Dr. James Schirmer, James Schirmer is not how I think of him or his work. My introduction to Schirmer’s work and presence was through his presentation
Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS
Digital Literacy
We are not ready to teach online. In a recent conversation with a friend, I found myself puzzled, and a bit troubled, when he expressed confusion about digital pedagogy. He said something to
Infiltrating the Walled Garden
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are walled gardens. They provide substantial control over the environment in which learning activities take place, and at first glance this appears to be a good thing. For this
Hack the LMS: Getting Progressive
Digital Pedagogy
On the simplest level, a learning management system is any organizational pattern that assists teaching and learning. A grade book can also serve this function; so can a journal or a 3-ring-binder. The