Online Learning
27 posts
The Early Days of Videotaped Lectures
Online Learning
“It’s early days for online education,” declared a recent article in the technology blogTechcrunch [] , with its typical giddiness about the changes that technology is poised
How NOT to Teach Online: A Story in Two Parts
Faculty Development
Here’s a little secret: when I started teaching people how to teach online, I had no clue what I was doing. It was 1998. I was a graduate student, without extensive computer
The Failure of an Online Program
Digital Pedagogy
It’s evening. An Irish pub in Louisville, Colorado. Fish and chips. Beer. A game of soccer on the TV. I’m sitting down with one of my faculty to revisit the department’
Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It
Online Learning
This is the first ofa four-part colloquy of articles []. Each piece has been contributed by authors who have intimate experience with the struggles, failures, and successes of
A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age
Online Learning
On December 14, 2012, a group of 12 assembled in Palo Alto for a raucous discussion of online education.Hybrid PedagogycontributorsSean Michael Morrisand Jesse Stommelgathered together with folks from a diverse array of
A User’s Guide to Forking Education
Higher Ed
At exactly this moment, online education is poised (and threatening) to replicate the conditions, courses, structures, and hierarchical relations of brick-and-mortar industrial-era education. Cathy N. Davidson argued exactly this at her presentation, “Access
Online Learning: a Manifesto
Digital Humanities
Online learning is not the whipping boy of higher education. As a classroom teacher first and foremost, I have no interest in proselytizing for online learning, but to roundly condemn it is absurd.
Udacity and Online Pedagogy: Players, Learners, Objects
Digital Pedagogy
This sentence is a learning object. Wayne Hodgins, the “father of learning objects,” first came up with the idea for them while watching his son play with LEGOs. The basic notion is that
Crowdsourcing a Curriculum, pt. 3: Degree Requirements
This is the third in aseries of articles []that works to get feedback on the program I’m directing and helping to develop at Marylhurst University in
Crowdsourcing a Curriculum, pt. 2: Design Principles
This is the second in aseries of articles []that works to get feedback on the program I’m directing and helping to develop at Marylhurst University in
Crowdsourcing a Curriculum, pt. 1: Program Name
This is the first in aseries of articles []. Clickhere [] for part two on design principles. Clickhere
Trading Classroom Authority for Online Community
Digital culture
Early web commenters referred to the Internet as a primitive, lawless place like the “Wild West.” Plenty still needs to change to make certain parts of the web more civil and useful, but
Rules of Engagement; or, How to Build Better Online Discussion
Digital Pedagogy
All participation is not equal. Digital media prompt us for comments, but in an academic setting we should harness this cultural habit to teach the difference between expressing opinion and authentic engagement. Professors