Yearly Archives: 2012

permission to fail?

I love the concept expressed here… http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/08/21/essay-importance-teaching-failure…  That we can help students learn from failure.  Trying to figure out how to incorporate this concept into my classes.

What people do….

I love the insight here…. “While there is still plenty of information I will ask my students to learn, I know that my instruction will primarily focus not on what writers know, but what they do.” [emphasis mine] (Warner, J. What we do, not what we know.  Inside HigherEd, July 18, 2012.  Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/education-oronte-churm/what-we-do-not-what-we-know#ixzz214qkPQ6A Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/education-oronte-churm/what-we-do-not-what-we-know#ixzz214qkPQ6A

Difference between MOOC and online courses?

…”MOOCs and online courses may share a delivery platform (web based learning), but they differ in fundamental ways. How is a traditional online course different from a MOOC? The critical difference is that a well-designed online course is built around the co-construction of knowledge amongst the students and the instructor. This knowledge construction requires active and personal engagement between students and faculty.  Conversation.  Dialogue. Collaboration.  Give and take.  Back

A look at academic “rigor” What do faculty mean by it?

See a reprint of an article (Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor) at:  http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/tomprof/posting.php?ID=1058 and http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/tomprof/posting.php?ID=1059