Responsibility Theory: Who’s Got the Power?

My friend and colleague Ragnar Purje, an educator and neuroscientist in Australia at CQUniversity, has just published his book Responsibility Theory. This is a significant contribution to behavior management in today’s classroom. LINK to book. “The intention of this program is to provide teachers with skills, strategies and knowledge that will effectively manage individual and […]

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Higher Education – Futures Initiative- HASTAC

HASTAC or Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, recently published a learner-centered. peer-learning model. An excerpt: “Expertise is a slippery business. We teach a course, from the presumed position of, well, knowing it all. However, when you have command of your syllabus, your reading list, your schedule, your requirements, and your testing apparatus, you […]

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Learning Analytics

Link What is “Learner Analytics”? Why is it important? Why should I care? Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, below is a graphic of the process of using learner analytics to design a more effective PLN or Personalized Learning Environment. If you would like more information about “Learning Analytics” there is an open […]

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Teacher Portfolio’s

Edutopia has just published an informative article with an abundance of useful links designed to support educators who are considering taking the necessary steps with the design and development of a digital portfolio. Sections include: (1) Do I Need a Portfolio? (2) How to Get Started (3) What to Include (4) What to Leave Out […]

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WCET’s analysis of U.S. statistics on distance education

Citation: U.S. Department of Education (2014) Web Tables: Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by State: Fall 2012 Washington DC: U.S.Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. Hill, P. and Poulin, R. (2014) A response to new NCES report on distance education e-Literate, June 11. according to the IPEDS report there were just over 5.4 […]

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College Unbound – Challenge Scaling and Sustaining Adult Learning

Lumina Foundation Adult learners are a growing part of the non-traditional student population seeking a college degree. Many of these individuals have significant responsibilities beyond college assignments and they need a flexible learning environment that is emotionally and financially supportive. Equally important to adults is relevant, interest-based curriculum. College Unbound is a high-touch delivery model […]

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Scenic Shots

Nature is calling Breathtaking sunset Port Royal, South Carolina Walking in our front yard.   [captio A summertime rain approaching.[/caption] In Denali National Forest Sunset Inspiration for Johnny Mercer’s Classic tune Sunset on the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway Sunset in 

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The Most Challenging Environment for Education

 Every teacher in every school in the world faces daily challenges. These include a wide-range of issues from psychological learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, behavioral issues like ADHD, socio-economic status, medical issues such as autism and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), lack of parental or administrative support, lack of resources (e.g. technology), and […]

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Teaching in Alaska…from Georgia + Google Scholar

 This semester (Fall, 2013) I am teaching two sections of an ONLINE introductory graduate educational research course to students in the furthest reaches of Alaska. Oh, and I’m in coastal Georgia. While the course doesn’t fall into the MOOC category, I currently, I have 44 students. Managing the load of communication is a challenge and there are […]

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