Light at the end of the tunnel…..? There’s a lot going on this semester – gearing up to be a first time dad, finishing up my master’s degree at Georgetown, and all around just trying to keep track of everything at work without dropping anything. My three classes are going to be pretty sweet: Studies … Read moreLight at the end of the tunnel…..?
As a continuing MLD student, I’ve had at least a little bit of time already to explore. Moving into studio, I am eager to begin converging into a focused amalgamation of practice and research moving into our “Studio” classes over the next two semesters. I have three overall goals for Studio: Reflect on program and … Read moreGoals for Studio AY 2018-2019
Hi everyone. As part of my work at CNDLS, I’ll be posting blog posts over at the “Inspect” blog. I’ll try to post them here as well, or at the very least post a link. The inspect blog is a place where the CNDLS team of developers, designers. and technologists reflect on the experimentation and … Read moreCross-posting over at the “Inspect” Blog
Executive Summary Introduction Trends Driving Adoption Short Term Trend: Maturation of Open Educational Resources Short Term Trend: Operationalization of Learning and Academic Analytics Long Term Trend: The Evolution of Digital Learning Environments into Ecosystems Long term Trend: Crypto-Credentials and Crypto-Services Challenges and Barriers to Adoption Difficult Challenge: Digital Literacies Difficult Challenge: Digital Equity Difficult Challenge: … Read moreThe Digital Learning Horizon
I appreciated Dr. Snowden’s thoughts on Complex Adaptive Systems, but the Q&A at the end is where I had my “a-ha!” moment for how and where we can initiate meaningful change. In response to a question addressing bureaucracies (1:01:40 in the video) , he responded that: It’s a lot easier to get people to change … Read moreMy thoughts on change and adoption – Numbers, Stories, Momentum
Based on this week’s readings for Learning Analytics, I thought I’d reflect on which learning analytics activity and tool I want to incorporate and why using the design framework from Ch. 12 of the Handbook for getting started. Specifically, I’m interested in a blended learning approach incorporating a text analytics dashboard in order to tighten … Read moreText Analytics for Weekly Reflections and Classroom Learning Activities
A “Good Enough” Sleeping Bag I can only imagine what any new parent is feeling when their baby, born prematurely, struggles for life in an incubator simulating the temperature conditions of the womb. For parents in developing countries, however, these technologies are not an option – many children are not born in hospitals, and for … Read more“Good Enough” Interventions: Sleeping Bags and Online Learning
Bear with me, this post is about the LMS. Bear Scouting and the LMS I’ve been a Den Leader for three years now. Each week we plan activities that will help boys earn achievements, make friends, learn essential skills and basic values. Many den leaders rely on the official BSA (Boy Scouts of America) supplied … Read more
What are MOOCs for anyway? I’ve often wondered about the inherent value for University stakeholders for designing and running a Massively Open Online Course, or “MOOC”. As an enthusiast for this sort of thing, I can fully appreciate the value of poking around in a course, even if I don’t complete it for certification. But … Read moreMOOCS as Research Platforms vs. Actionable Insight?