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Why Padlet? Ohhhhh, wait…you can remix

Photo: Creative Pursuit by Giulia Forsythe CC-BY-NC-SA The MALAT course I am teaching at RRU is wrapping up this week, and I am starting to reflect on how this first iteration of the course has gone. The course is called Facilitating in Digital Learning Environments, and while this specific iteration is a new design, it is based on a facilitation course I have taught in the past. We held onto the experiential model from the old course, where learners become […]

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Subversive Teaching

Holy shit screen shot from Austin Kleon A 9x9x25 post from Peg French last week triggered a memory of one of the first books on teaching practice that I ever read; Teaching as a Subversive Activity by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner. I came across this book not as a student of education, but as a student of media criticism. My introduction to Postman in the mid-90’s wasn’t the Postman as radical educator, but Postman as media critic. In 1996 […]

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A Pedagogy of the Internet

I started writing this post 2 years ago, shortly after I wrote the post Does Open Pedagogy Require OER? Like many unfinished blog posts, this is likely rambling in spots. Unfinished. And contextually, perhaps a bit dated as conversations defining what open pedagogy is have evolved since I first drafted this post. Indeed, Open Educational Practices were just becoming a thing 628 days ago, and we were all grappling with defining open pedagogy. These days I am not as tuned […]

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Students as customers

Photo: Yau Hoong Tan CC-BY-NC-ND A few weeks ago, I was a virtual attendee at a member meeting of a regional higher ed I.T. consortium. In attendance were I.T. Directors and CIO’s. One of the speakers at the event was an I.T. vendor who continually kept referring to students as “your customers”. Now, once or twice in a vendor presentation is annoying. But he kept repeating it over and over again to the point where I got so frustrated that […]

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The Ontario Extend 9x9x25 Challenge

In October I am going to try to participate in the Ontario Extend 9x9x25 blogging challenge – 9 posts over 9 weeks each post at least 25 sentences long reflecting on teaching & learning. With any luck, this post should be the first to appear in a newly created 9x9x25 category on this blog, which will have an associated RSS feed that will feed the into the larger 9x9x25 content syndication hub put together by Terry Greene and Alan Levine. […]

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