Tag: pedagogy

Self-preservation, not self-indulgence

Self-preservation, not self-indulgence Digitally Lit #239 – 3/28/2020** Hi all, welcome back. I hope all is well with you…and those around you. Last week I talked about the Online Learning Collective Facebook Group that I helped start up. As of this morning, there are almost 23,000 members in the group. We’re also painfully aware that…

Digitally Literate #237

The Knapsack Problem Digitally Lit #237 – 3/14/2020** Hi all, welcome to issue #237 of Digitally Literate. I posted and shared the following this week: Teaching When Things Go Sideways – In this post I share the talk I have with students as we prepare for the unplanned in our classrooms. Building Ethical Communities -…

The Number of Students Taking Online Courses Is Quickly Rising

The Number of Students Taking Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly (EdSurge)

Online course offerings in the United States have expanded. In both K12 and higher education options for students to take whole courses, blended courses and—in some places—entire degree programs online are more prevalent than ever.

Research presented in EdSurge, but here is the real takeaway. Bad teaching is bad teaching…online or off. Patrick R. Lowenthal, an associate professor of educational technology at Boise State University, notes that he was one of those professors who began to view online learning more favorably after engaging with the medium back on 2001. Since…

A study exploring the impact of lecture capture availability and lecture capture usage on student attendance and attainment

A study exploring the impact of lecture capture availability and lectu (SpringerLink)

Lecture capture is widely used within higher education as a means of recording lecture material for online student viewing. However, there is some uncertainty around whether this is a uniformly…

Research from the International Journal of Higher Education Research. A lot of interesting findings from this research that point to challenges for online, blended/hybrid, and face-to-face learning. Very interesting that lecture capture has no impact on attainment of content or attendance. Generally there is a strong negative impact of lecture capture on all aspects of…

Fandom, Feminism, and Maker Pedagogy

Fandom, Feminism, and Maker Pedagogy – Hybrid Pedagogy by Hannah McGregor (Hybrid Pedagogy)

Maker pedagogy can be a political, and even radical, approach to learning. The best learning experiences emerge when students approach making as an exploratory and self-reflexive process that brings them into closer conversation with the concerns of the course.

And herein lies my concern. I actually think that the best learning experiences emerge when students approach making not only as the acquisition of a marketable set of skills (though I have nothing against skill-acquisition in itself) but as an exploratory and self-reflexive process that brings them into closer conversation with the concerns of the…

Instructional Designers Are Teachers

Instructional Designers Are Teachers – Hybrid Pedagogy by Sean Michael Morris (Hybrid Pedagogy)

The future of digital learning depends on taking seriously the work of instructional designers as teachers, both by pushing them to be more and acknowledging when they are far more than we realized.

 At the root of what they do is a maddening desire to create meaningful learning experiences in digital space.   Instructional designers, then, understand digital space. They understand learning. They understand teaching. And they understand technology.   The future of digital learning, which is the Tinman to the Dorothy of higher education, depends on taking seriously the…