Reflections on #DevLearn

Last week I attended the eLearning Guild‘s DevLearn conference. This is the best conference I’ve been to for professional development for Instructional Designers that focus on areas outside of academia. The primary audience of the conference are those involved in the creation of eLearning materials or infrastructure for the corporate sector. There are several folks Read More …

Critical Digital Health Literacy

Digital Literacy – Read, Write, Participate (e.g. https://learning.mozilla.org/en-US/web-literacy) Digital Health Literacy – “the ability to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources and apply the knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem” (Norman & Skinner, 2008, para. 6). Critical Digital Health Literacy – the ability to seek, find, understand, and Read More …

Struggles when reading outsiders who write about the breast cancer blogophere

In the process of preparing my ethics proposal I need to review the literature related to illness blogs. I am finding that because a lot of women with breast cancer write blogs, largely because it is one of the biggest and most accessible illness blogospheres (blogging communities). This means that a lot of researchers, when Read More …

Digital skills, literacies, and citizenship

I had a great discussion with one of my virtual office mates last night (thanks @autumm). One of the things I miss the most about having regular get togethers with my PhD cohort is a chance to talk about various things of interest to the academically included. In this case, it was a discussion about Read More …

RSS feeds and why everyone should use one

This week my students in the undergrad digital citizenship course I’m teaching are exploring RSS feeds. It has been fascinating reading their reflective blog posts, as this is the one tool that has been transformative for many of them. Here is a Wordle of their posts: When I taught the Should I blog course, and Read More …

Sometimes you learn from your students

This semester I’m teaching a half credit course on digital citizenship. I didn’t design the course. I’m actually somewhat limited to the changes I’m allowed to make. The course is well structured, and I’m loving the opportunity to read my students weekly reflections in the form of blog posts. Having a blogger as a teacher Read More …