Does a garden work as a metaphor for how and why a portfolio matters?
Metaphors are such important things – they tell a rich story with meaning we couldn’t convey any other way. So, I’ve been working away at a metaphor that reflects my … Continue reading
Do I want to be a digital humanist?
Actually, no. At the Hybrid Pedagogy THATCamp this weekend, Even through a warm atmosphere of inclusivity, I had one of those “outsider” moments that led to an epiphany for me. … Continue reading
Am I a digital humanist?
Attending the Hybrid Pedagogy THATCamp this weekend, wondered through a session on “what is a digital humanist?” I wonder about disciplines that have references to technology in their name. And, … Continue reading
Where’s the structural disconnect in a discussion forum?
To continue the reflection on discussion forums that I initiated in the last couple of posts, a fellow student of mine, Jim Thayer, and I have been in conversation about … Continue reading
What effect do discussion forums have on learning (the dark side)?
Oddly enough, the source of this post is . . . a discussion forum. It is clear evidence that I was able to use a discussion forum to dive down … Continue reading
What do discussion forums contribute to learning (the sunshine side)?
As part of an online faculty orientation, I’ve been participating in a discussion-based online course, musing, of course at the meta-level question of learning and discussion forums. Here’s what I … Continue reading