Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

March 11, 2015

I have just added a few new edublogger feeds to my RSS reader. One discovery was Learnlets by Clark Quinn. His postings are brief and thoughtful, and oftentimes deal with knowledge sharing in organizations or among (instructional design) professionals. My … Continued

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correlation≠causation: How to get over the threshold of false assumptions

December 3, 2014

Recently, I have become interested in threshold concepts – also highlighted in the innovating pedagogy report. I am particularly interested in the crossroad between thresholds and assessment. [slideshare id=33855377&doc=keynote-april23-140423104550-phpapp02] For anyone involved with gathering, interpreting, reviewing or simply reading quantitative … Continued

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‘Innovating Pedagogy’ Report 2014

December 2, 2014

The Open University has released the 2014 edition of its ‘Innovating Pedagogy‘ report, the third edition of an annual educational technology trend report. While the timelines may remind you of  the Horizon Report, the methodology for gathering the trends is … Continued

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E-Learn 2014 Presentations

November 13, 2014

From  October 27-30, I attended the 19th annual, international conference AACE E-Learn in New Orleans. Here are the slides for my talks:  

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Adding Character to Your Presentation

July 7, 2014

Here is a brief video tutorial on how to create characters based on a person’s photographs in PowerPoint, using standard functionality such as shapes and the drawing tool. I have used this technique (photo-based characters) in the past, to develop … Continued

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The MOOC Rollercoaster – Resources – Special Issue of JOLT

May 28, 2014

This is definetely on my reading list. http://jolt.merlot.org/currentissue.html Foreword to the Special Section: MOOCs – Evolution or Revolution? Sir John Daniel i-iv * Research Papers * Challenges to Research in MOOCs Helene Fournier, Rita Kop, and Guillaume Durand 1-15 Participants’ … Continued

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Big data: White House Report

May 5, 2014

The White House has just released a report on “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values” (85 pages, PDF) along with a collection of supporting documents. The report is the culmination of a 90-day review by the Administration, spearheaded by Counselor … Continued

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Colorless green ideas sleep furiously…

May 5, 2014

An interesting article on automated essay grading and the potential and limitations of parsing programs: http://chronicle.com/article/Writing-Instructor-Skeptical/146211/

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Open Textbook ‘Teaching In A Digital Age’ by Tony Bates

March 6, 2014

See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/02/18/my-vision-for-an-open-textbook/ and here: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/03/03/getting-started-in-writing-an-open-textbook/ What Tony Bates describes sounds like an exciting project and an English counterpart to the open textbook initiative L3T in the German speaking areas. This collaborative textbook on learning and teaching with technology is … Continued

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