Monthly Archives: March 2015

We are not algorithms!

Last time I checked, I teach in a decidedly human way. And my students are spectacularly human in their reactions to my teaching. Their learning is uniquely their own in a very human process. Together, this combination of student+teacher is … Continue reading

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Getting it Wrong

I have not failed. I have found ten thousand ways that do not work. Thomas Edison I’ve made mistakes. Lots of them. In my journey to become a more fluent user of digital technologies I’ve had to learn the hard … Continue reading

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Unwrapping Presence

Learning is complicated. Teaching is complex. These are not new ideas. It’s been like this for humans since caves and forests were our homes. But the new terrain in which we teach and learn has ongoing challenges for those who … Continue reading

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Tips from a Video Voice

I’m a reluctant video star. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Once we face the camera for the first time, our uncertainties arise. My comfort with my video voice has increased with exposure and experience due to some #HumanMOOC … Continue reading

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Writer’s Craft in Digital Spaces

I am an avid reader. I look for new texts written by favourite authors. I share books that leave a lasting memory. Great stories transform me. The craft of writing a great story is something I haven’t thought about much. … Continue reading

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Feedback Please

Giving and getting feedback is an essential part of learning. When trying to improve your understanding and actions, it’s necessary to get MORE feedback. Knowing about the feedback process can provide a deeper understanding of it’s purpose and parameters. When … Continue reading

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Getting out of the cold

It’s been a little chilly around here lately. This long, white winter has gotten to me! My mind has slowed down and turned introspective. It’s cold in my head! It’s a little bit like frostbite of the synapses. Nowhere to go except … Continue reading

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The ‘Distributed Play-Doh’ Effect

I’ve been taking some time to look back to look forward. This is important to do from time to time. While watching the recording of the final Google Hangout held for the #MOOCMOOC from Hybrid Pedagogy, the idea of ‘distributed play-doh’ was … Continue reading

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