Mid-week epistemological reflections

The following is part of a series of blog posts I wrote while taking an education PhD course on Epistemologies. A summary of all posts in the series is included in this paper: Developing an Appreciative Understanding of Epistemologies in Educational Research: One Blogger’s Journey.  This is a mid-week epistemology update – in that I’m Read More …

Who is the 21st century learner?

Several of my classes this semester have asked me to put things in the perspective or to take into account the 21st century learner. This got me thinking, exactly who is this mysterious 21st century learner? In the content of K-12 and undergraduate education, the 21st century learner might also be called "the net generation" Read More …

Does a MOOC need a needs analysis? #change11

This post was inspired by George Siemens post on Who are MOOCs for? Confused personal thoughts. In his post, George mentions that in creating MOOCs he hasn't really considered who the courses are for? Rather, he puts the course out there and allows anyone interested to join in. That got me wondering, do we need Read More …

Epistemology – Week 0 Initial Reflections

The following is part of a series of blog posts I wrote while taking an education PhD course on Epistemologies. A summary of all posts in the series is included in this paper: Developing an Appreciative Understanding of Epistemologies in Educational Research: One Blogger’s Journey.  As I expect that reading and reflecting upon epistemology will Read More …