Tag Archives: InstructionalDesign

Digital Literacy Journey

One area of life competency that interests me is how to function effectively in a world where information and communication technologies (ICT) are rapidly changing, converging, diverging, and everything seems to be in perpetual beta. Some people seem to thrive … Continue reading

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Courseware, students, participatory design . . .

I sometimes hear educators say that students want only one courseware to contend with, that students don’t want to deal with multiple platforms for the courses they take each semester. I haven’t heard evidence for this claim, although one can … Continue reading

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All in one – my Coursera experience

I’m not going to repeat my extravagant praise for Coursera and online learning here – it’s all in my earlier post (My Brain on Coursera).  This post is my thinking about online learning from an instructional design perspective, and helps … Continue reading

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Coursera – Werbach – Gamification for the Enterprise

Kevin Werbach’s last set of lectures on gamification for the enterprise are flat out fantastic.  By gamification for the enterprise, he means gamification directed at improving organizational effectiveness (rather than customer-focused business objectives like increasing sales, etc.) His examples are … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Coursera and MOOC learning

One of the things associated with learning something new is deciding what level of mastery to achieve.  Do I aspire to speak Spanish well enough for a vacation or do I want to speak fluently with specialists in finance and … Continue reading

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My Brain on Coursera

I can’t get enough of Coursera. I’m a lifelong learner.  I have to be – my profession (librarianship) has been in a constant process of reinventing itself for my entire professional career. Almost every week I have a panic attack … Continue reading

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Empathy and Teaching

This post is in response to Michael Wesch’s posting about empathy and teaching, in his blog post titled Why Good Classes Fail. More empathy in teaching and learning, yes!  Empathy has always been on my radar, perhaps because I’m a … Continue reading

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