The Online Classroom

The important takeaways from each course I participate in are those I can apply to my work. I currently teach online. I am an adjunct instructor for two institutions. These two jobs are very different in terms of the flexibility...

MOOCs and M-Learning

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to be a popular discussion topic in higher education. Large institutions (those with over 15,000 students) are more likely to offer a MOOC than smaller institutions (Allen & Seaman, 2014). This is much different...

Social Media and Open Source

The changing tempo is a challenge for instructors as they attempt to integrate new technologies in a meaningful way that fosters learning, but recognizes that further technological advances are inevitable.  The rapid rate of technology change requires teachers to jump...

Web 2.0 for Learning

Web 2.0 tools are being integrated into education and learning in recent years. Open source, cloud-based tools are an essential part of my collaborative writing efforts and learning. A common use for cloud-based applications in the recent years is for...

Literature Review

My review of literature is progressing and I have located additional resources in the past week. I have received some verbal feedback on a portion of my literature review and once detailed written feedback is received, I will make revisions....

Designing Online Instruction

The best manner of designing instruction for online teaching and learning will vary depending on the time frame, topic, audience, and purpose of the instruction.  I prefer to identify these details first.  The rapid instructional design method is effective for...

Learning Management Systems

The development of an online course can follow a traditional approach, which is more independent faculty-driven or a collaborative approach (Hixon, Buckenmeyer, Barczyk, Feldman & Zamojski, 2012).  The traditional style approach is still popular in higher education institutions and the...

Lessons, Rubrics, and Research Design

Two group projects were finished in the past few weeks with two individuals I have not worked with prior.  Each project was designed around the constructivist learning theory.  The projects required the groups to develop a single educational lesson utilizing...

Personal learning theory continued

I presented my learning theory to my peers and instructor this week.  I also received feedback on my brainstorming/initial draft and was asked important questions by my peers in the synchronous meeting.  My research continues on adult learners and theory...

Changed Perspective–Learning Theory

Several extra readings over the past few weeks have enriched my understanding of multiple learning theories, epistemology and ontology.  Ertmer & Newby (1993) aim to fill in the gaps that exist in the knowledge of learning theories.  They examine the...