Interactions in online learning

Students, working together collaboratively to engage one another and construct meaning and understanding through interactions (Bates, 2015).  Seems like a quintessential learning opportunity for those involved:  take an idea and bounce thoughts, opinions and experiences off of one another to gain a better understanding of the topic.  This communication requires both social factors, as well … Continue reading Interactions in online learning

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Blended Learning Inception: Reflection on Reflective Feedback

How to write a blog post, reflecting on reflective feedback given from others, about something that you created?  Seems like (on the surface) to be a convoluted task.  I struggled with both reading comments and (seeing as though my memory is like a sieve), remembering how my course was set up.  That, combined with the … Continue reading Blended Learning Inception: Reflection on Reflective Feedback

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A Gamified Gamefied Learning Experience

I have always been interested in gamified learning.  Similar to Dean Lefebvre, I have always thought that gamification can be one of the most motivating and potentially engaging strategies to hook students into learning.  There are many places where gamified learning can go astray (focusing on the ‘rewards’ over learning experiences…), but there are also … Continue reading A Gamified Gamefied Learning Experience

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Running the Continuum of Blended Learning

What are your experiences and perceptions related to your own use of blended learning and/or technology integration in your professional context? What challenges and opportunities have you experienced? Technology Integration into Teaching I remember a time when there was only one computer in a classroom.  I remember a time without cell phones, laptops, tablets and the … Continue reading Running the Continuum of Blended Learning

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