Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Open Education Resources

Link relating to OER that you might find of value...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Week 7

During out class this last week, our discussion turned to reading and skimming. I suspect most of us are in a similar position - there is simply too much information coming at us. We can't manage/cope with it all. While there are numerous strategies for trying to be effective in this climate, our discussion focused on skimming specifically. To that end, I've provided a few resources you might want to review:

F-Shaped pattern (reading online)


Reading strategies for deeper understanding

This week, we turn our attention to metacognition and lifelong learning. Please read the following:


Metacognition: Study Strategies

Adult Cognition and Lifelong Learning (.doc)

As you may have noticed, our last few weeks of discussion might appear to be slightly out of the typical conception of program development. In our class session this week, we'll spend time discussing how our recent readings relate to the broader theme of this course.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Week 6: Engaged Learning

This week's lecture will build largely on the reading assigned last week with regard to teaching for understanding and differentiated instruction. Please ensure you have reviewed the articles posted last week.

To prepare for our next class, skim the following:
NSSE 2007 Survey on Student Engagement (.pdf). Focus in particular on what the report indicates to be critical components in student engagement.

And review these resources:

Engaged learning indicators

Community of Inquiry

Tuesday, March 4, 2008