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Public + Private Community Spaces: Week Four Reflections

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Last week I asked what connected learning would look like in a humanities course. I found my answer through Dr. Laura Gibbs, who teaches online courses for the University of Oklahoma in mythology and folklore and epics of Ancient India. Dr. Gibbs doesn’t lecture at all – she aggregates resources, provides structure, and an assignment […]
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Connectivism + Connected Learning in Week Three

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This week was all about finding the value in connectivism, and battling the cold that won’t quit. Apologies for posting a day late, hopefully some of the grogginess has passed and I am ready to work through my learning from last week. Learning Goals I actually began the week exploring some of the different instructional […]
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Metacognition and other reflections on Week Two

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This week was devoted to learning how learning theories translate into more practical instructional design methods, and researching experiential learning as an instructional theory. My rationale for taking a closer look at experiential learning was its simplest definition: learning by doing. It seems like a jumping off theory for many other instructional theories and methods […]
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Some additional thoughts on week one

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concept map of learning theories
I thought I would use what we learned last course  – curating and organizing resources – to organize this blog and my thoughts around instructional design. Categories reflect the different tasks we were asked to select this week, and tags so far are those I have chosen to focus on. Since there already seems to […]
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