Digging up the roots of SDL


Where would you start when charged to learn more about Self-Directed Learning? It is hard to avoid the irony. Google? Youtube? Google Scholar? Textbook? Amazon maybe? Did you ask someone? I started, as many of you would, via Youtube. Sat in front of our smart television, searching via Google Talk, mirrored from my phone to the television. Despite efforts to frame self-direction in a .... Read more and bookmark.

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Blended Content and Assignments


It does feel a little strange, to be writing and reflecting about my own thinking on, designing blended learning content and assignments. Somewhat Shutter Island.  The reading this week was rather general so I thought I would use the questions to frame my response an d in doing so, I created a new assessment model. See what I mean – Shutter Island. In what experiences (direct or .... Read more and bookmark.

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Can you spot a good teacher from their characteristics?

Mary Poppins

A red rag of a headline if ever I read one. Reel me in Professor Rob Klassen. The summary of the article can be gleaned from the comments. These can be summarized as, “of course teaching is more than academic pedigree,” and “there is insufficient reference to the context within the scenario-based question.” Interesting, there was a sense of defence from the profession .... Read more and bookmark.

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This Triptico activity will self destruct in…


Oh my word… how did I miss that! Create an activity in TripticoPlus and now the share options provide a way for you to publish your activities for preparation, review or as a practice/homework task in two simple steps. No need for students to sign-in to the website or create an account – just launch and learn.  Think Mission Impossible… create, share, and in 24hrs it .... Read more and bookmark.

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