Month: September 2018

Article Review #3

Kozan, K., & Caskurlu, S. (2018). On the Nth presence for the Community of Inquiry framework. Computers & Education, 122, 104–118. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model was proposed by Garrison, Anderson and Archer in 2000.  For those not familiar with the CoI framework, it is a model for...

PLE/PLN Journey

In the law, practitioners never seek to reinvent the wheel.  Like the language of a particular court decision? Use it (but always cite it).  Did the opposing counsel serve discovery requests with an interrogatory that would be perfect for another case? Copy it (you don’t even need to cite...

Article Review #2

Parkes, M., Gregory, S., Fletcher, P., Adlington, R., & Gromik, N. (2015). Bringing people together while learning apart: Creating online learning environments to support the needs of rural and remote students. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 25 (1), 66—78. In this article, the authors analyze the perceptions...

Article Review #1

Chen, J. 2007. Instructional design strategies for intensive online courses:  An objectivist-constructivist blended approach.  Journal of Interactive Online Learning 6(1). In this article, Chen examines designing an intensive, shortened time frame online course, and presents a design model and strategies based on a blended objectivist-constructivist theory of learning.  Prior...

Reflection: Domain of one’s own

As consumers of information, I think we have lost touch with where information originates.  The web started as a learning space, “designed for the purpose of sharing information and collaborating on knowledge-building endeavors.” (Watters, A. 2017).  Now it is a vast network of commercialization. A good analogy is the...
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