Week 6: February 2-8, 2015
While searching through Flickr for an interesting image to accompany this post, I came across the above shot of the abandoned Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans. The photographer included the back story in the image description – a testament to the ongoing aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The photo composition is beautiful, in an eerily haunting sort of way.
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and in an effort to go along with being more open as a general practice (hmm…post about this later), I will give it a try for a month. I’m also hoping it will prompt me to blog more regularly.
Spring course work:
Read chapter 10 of our course textbook. Submitted first draft of learning philosophy. I will (hopefully?) include a link to it in next week’s updates.
Really enjoyed the video chat between Howard Rheingold and Jaimie Hoffman. What she described is exactly aon the lines of what I had hoped to research with Connected Courses – more specifically, what are the cumulative “after effects” that participants took away three months after the course officially ended? Six months? And how do those after effects translate into pedagogical changes? Jaimie inadvertently answered those questions as she described her courses. (Plus, wouldn’t it be great to be a student in her classes?!)
High points: peer-to-peer mentorship leading the way to the new norm. (As well as sink or swim for new employees) Traditional “grooming” of employees no longer exists. Every (wo)man for oneself.
Plan to install this plugin shortly. While the review cautions that using this plugin does not automatically make your site accessible, it can provide a good starting point.
Practice without feedback ≠ improvement. Who can provide input to reach higher levels?
Post phrases highlighted in Diigo: “How can the potential impact of open pedagogy on learning be even greater than affordability’s impact on open learning? Making progress in open pedagogy is critically important to winning the long-term OER adoption battle. The field desperately needs more work focused in this area. Powerful examples of open pedagogy will give faculty a specific and and direct reason to adopt OER.”
Great question to keep in mind: If I only had ten minutes to make progress on this every day this week, what would I do?
Policy implications for P&T processes, talking points for further discussion and reflection