The Digital Learning Horizon

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

My thoughts on change and adoption – Numbers, Stories, Momentum

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

Text Analytics for Weekly Reflections and Classroom Learning Activities

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

“Good Enough” Interventions: Sleeping Bags and Online Learning

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

MOOCS as Research Platforms vs. Actionable Insight?

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?

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