Digital Literacy

Bring the baby?

How are we creating student centered learning environments and meeting the needs of all learners? Well at the University of Tennessee one professor is making news for doing just that. According to an article in USA Today, Sally Hunter’s response to a student who was unable to find childcare for her daughter. To which the…

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UX to LX: The Rise of Learner Experience Design

>Published on EdSurge 6.20.16 The term “user experience” or “UX” wasn’t always an overused Silicon Valley buzzword. Coined in the mid ‘90s by Don Norman, while he was vice president of advanced technology at Apple, it refers to an abstract way to describe the relationship between a product and a human. Back then, Norman argued…

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LX Design: Remix your Learning Experience Design Process

Notes from the session at SXSWEDU: Remix your Learning Experience Design Process Led by: Martin Moran & Lindsey Own Session designed for K12 educators, provided insights that are aligned with my own work with faculty in the learning design process in higher education. Start the conversation with educator by asking “what is the cool thing that you…

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Gratitude for #dLRN15

I feel very privileged, humbled, and honored to have had the opportunity to attend the dLRN conference at Stanford University and to present some of the ideas and research that I’ve been working on with colleagues Maha Al-Freih, Joyce Seitzinger, Rebecca Hogue, Maha Bali, Autumm Caines, Jeffrey Keeler, Rolin Moe, and Matt Crosslin.  As an…

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Get Involved in K-12 Online Learning Research: Notes from #olc15

The pre-conference session presented by the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute Team (Kathryn Kennedy, Joe Freidhoff, Kristen DeBruler, Rebecca Stimson, & Justin Bruno) along with Jered Borum from George Mason University & Michael Barbour from Sacred Heart University was quite interesting. I’ve summarized the highlights here for those interested in the topic. The Michigan Virtual…

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Using TAGS to pull data from Twitter (Thanks @mhawksey)

I’ve been using Martin Hawksey’s TAGS to collect twitter data recently. The collected tweets will be used during coding practice in Computer Mediated Discourse Analysis (CMDA). In case you need to do something similar, the steps taken to collect the Twitter data are as follows: 1. First navigate to the TAGS website: https://tags.hawksey.info 2. Click Get Tags, Click TAGS (New Sheets),…

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Reflections on the eMOOCs Conference

This week I had the privilege of presenting at the #eMOOCs conference in Mons, Belgium. As I’m flying home reflecting on the experience I’m reminded of the power of social media. Many of the people that I had the chance to meet and spend time with were my networked connections or scholars I have read.…

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The #HumanMOOC at #eMOOCs2015

Pecha Kucha format for eMOOCs conference talk yesterday in Mons, Belgium: Slide 1: It is my pleasure to share with you the design intent and iteration of the HumanMOOC. This course developed community while exploring the Community of Inquiry. The redesign included a competency based, badges first approach leveraging social media and asynchronous video. Slide…

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The importance of play in learning

On April 28th, I had the privilege of hosting #profchat with some amazing educators and educational designers in higher education. In my own experiences as a learner the times I have had fun or experienced the JOY of LEARNING is when I have held on to the knowledge gained at that time. I can recall…

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Faculty Satisfaction with Teaching Online

The demand for online courses has increased dramatically–so has the number of faculty teaching online. Online pedagogy has evolved over a short period of time, creating challenges with changing delivery methods, training, support, and course development. As faculty reflect on their experiences, are they satisfied teaching in the online format? Are they satisfied with the student…

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