Notes on Hara et al. Content analysis of online discussion in an applied educational psychology course

Hara, N., Bonk, C.J., & Angeli, C. (2000). Content analysis of online discussion in an applied educational psychology course. Instructional science. 28(2). pp. 115-152 The study looked at a graduate-level psychology course that used online discussion as a core graded activity. The researchers looked at: student participation rates electronic participation patterns (what form of interaction takes place when led by students? does it change over time?) social cues within the messages (“it’s my birthday. [Read More]

Postman - Teaching as a Subversive Activity

I'm working through Teaching as a Subversive Activity, by Neil Postman. I hadn't read it before, and am seriously kicking myself for that. Some quick notes and quotes from the first couple of chapters. Keep in mind that this book was written in 1968, published in 1969, and reads as though it was crafted in 2008. 3 problems that require schools to remake themselves into training centers for subversion: Communications Revolution or Media Change: [Read More]

Open Education Course: week 2 reading

Notes for week 2 of David Wiley's Intro to Open Education course at Utah State University, on Giving Knowledge for Free: The Emergence of Open Educational Resources - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

I think I'm definitely falling down on the academic rigour of my responses - I should be providing a much deeper response, rather than just barfing out some thoughts and questions. I'll try to pick it up for week 3.

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Open Education Course: week 1 reading

The following are my notes made while reading the first 3 articles for the Open Education course facilitated by David Wiley. The reading list (and links to the original articles) is available at the course wiki page. (I'll clean up the categories/tags asap, but the course wiki and David's blog are down at the moment, so I don't have the exact course tags handy right now...)

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