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Posted May 1, 2017 at writingwithmachines
This week, I was particularly intrigued by Warnock’s discussion of creating different online “voices” for the message boards. In other words, mix it up and don’t always be your usual self. Use the possibility of different voices to inspire different kinds of dialogue. I already do this to an extent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at writingwithmachines
We are asked to write about “three ideas” we find interesting, and to discuss how we might implement these ideas in our own OWI. To distill my jumble of thoughts swirling around inchoately into three distinct ideas is a challenge…but one that we frequently ask of our students. Certainly there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at writingwithmachines
I was glad that Tony brought up Paulo Freire in his video, as Freire gets at the very heart of what “student-centered” learning is all about. I sometimes have students read Chapter 2 of The Pedagogy of the Oppressed because I think it helps them develop an awareness of how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at writingwithmachines
When my son was two, he was very fond of running in circles. He would don his little toddler backpack and start running in circles around the living room, shouting "Running in Circles!" I was reminded of this while researching new LMS's for this post. I kept circling around, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at writingwithmachines
Whether onsite or online, I believe developing a strong sense of community is key to creating a productive learning environment. This is reasonably straight forward onsite, but I don’t think it has to be complicated in the online environment. I have not yet taught online, but I have been a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at writingwithmachines