Posts tagged learning
I jumped off a cliff last month and did something way outside my comfort zone: I gave an ignite talk (5 mins, 20 slides designed ahead of time, and auto-advanced every 15 seconds) at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco. The talk was titled, “Learning from Birth to the Grave @ Your Library”, and I spoke of all the wonderful ways lifelong learning is on full display in Kansas libraries and in a couple of other locations. I hope you enjoy the talks. All the other ignite talks can be seen at DML’s More >
I started yet another grad school journey this summer in June, beginning the Master in Educational Technology online program through Boise State University. I’ll also be completing a graduate certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Learners along the way.
The summer semester pretty much kicked me in the rear end — I don’t necessarily recommend taking 6 hours, right off the bat, in the summer semester, while working full-time. But I survived, had understanding co-workers, learned my limit, learned how to cope again with lack of sleep and full brain.
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Cindi Hickey, Louise Alcorn, Christa Burns, and I presented at the 23 Things and Counting session. Obviously I didn’t take any notes.
The slides from the portion of the session that Cindi and I gave are online here, and the website that we created as part of our presentation is available here.
It went very well (I thought), and I loved how well the session easily segued into Gretchen and Brian’s session on Transliteracy that was next/last on the day’s track.
Teaching and Learning with Drupal Meredith Farkas, Norwich University
Transferring face-to-face classes straight to online classes doesn’t work. They are boring. Something is lost in translation?
What gets lost is the before- & after-class interaction; the in-class interaction; this hasn’t always been transferred to online learning.
Web 2.0 ideas for the classroom.
- age of participation
- the wisdom of crowds
- social constructivism
- instructor is facilitator; everyone learns, even the instructor
Meredith used Drupal, an OS CMS, in her instruction, instead of the school’s current learning management system.
- multiple blogs
- static html