Weiman article (Part 3) Engagement, Test results and Attendence

A look at the Weiman Study (continued).  This is one anonymous comment on the Chronicle page on this article: “I have tried most of the teaching methods out there in the course of over 20 years of teaching. Many “experimental” methods are effective, but they ALL result in less material being covered. Moral of the Read More …

Too much on the go

The initial rush is just about to die down here, with the start to courses here at Canterbury.  here are just to many things backed up. The Australasian Horizon Report The Horizon report was interesting. The report is based around six types of emerging technology/applications that these guys (a panel of 45 on the advisory Read More …

Facilitatior or Teacher?? (Part One)

The debate still unresolved. Probably won’t ever be. From Leigh: As I teach and facilitate various online courses this year, a lot of the theories and concepts I subscribe to are getting some hard testing. The biggest challenge I am finding is the expectation for a teacher or instructor while everyone talks about a facilitator. Read More …

Catching up with the crowd: Networks & Communities

I even took part in the event last year ::FLNW:: but I had not really taken part in the Network vs Community vs Group conversations. Didn’t feel the need. Didn’t see the point. I think I will need to face this soon however. SO: Marshalling some references. Social Networks vs Online Communities. David Coleman Often Read More …

Online workshop with George Siemens . . . Starts today

For me, (in Christchurch) this starts today in 30 minutes. For details about the workshop, check out scope.lidc.sfu.ca/ Sylvia, our SCOPE host, says: This seminar is scheduled for January 10 – 30, and we may decide organize additional Elluminate sessions during that time. In keeping with the tradition at SCoPE, newcomers, latecomers, lurkers, and passersby Read More …