#MSUepet and #MSUepetReads: 2nd week reading response

Dear blog, Right now I am enrolled in CEP 956: Mind, Social Media, and Society taught by Dr. Christine Greenhow. We have assigned readings each week that we are to post a response to in our ANGEL discussion boards. This week being our 2nd week, I thought I might spice it up a bit and… Continue reading #MSUepet and #MSUepetReads: 2nd week reading response

Teacher Identity and Persona on Twitter: My final project

This semester I took an Introduction to Qualitative Methods course. For our final project, we were to do a poster session on a proposal we wrote during the course. For this poster, I invited people to add a post-it note to my poster that answer the question “Who is a teacher?” I invited viewers to… Continue reading Teacher Identity and Persona on Twitter: My final project

My Epistemological Leanings: or how I know I know

Recently for my Introduction to Qualitative Methods course, I was asked to identify my own epistemological leanings, specifically in the context of how I design research studies. I thought it would be useful to post those musings here and check back in a bit to see if they still hold. As always, comments and criticisms… Continue reading My Epistemological Leanings: or how I know I know

Pretty Sure Badges Aren’t the Answer to Our Motivation Problem

With the convening of the DML 2012 conference, the conversation on my feeds has once again turned to badges. As I’ve outlined in this space before, I am somewhat of a badge skeptic. At first it was a general uneasiness, then I started thinking about motivational theory and what it might predict about the use… Continue reading Pretty Sure Badges Aren’t the Answer to Our Motivation Problem

A Community of Readers

Recently, Amazon announced lending for Kindle e-books and the response was mixed. An unscientific scan of my Twitter network ranged from joy to skepticism.  Some were relieved to finally be able to share some of the books they had collected on their beloved e-reader. Others complained, vociferously, that purchasing from the Kindle store should mean… Continue reading A Community of Readers

Not-so shocking: “Students’ writing scores lower on computer tests”

I was on twitter yesterday when I noticed the following news article getting sent around, the headline screaming “Students’ writing scores lower on computer tests.” Here is an excerpt from the opening paragraph: How can this be?  How can a generation who has grown up with computers, interacted with them, taken keyboarding and computing classes,… Continue reading Not-so shocking: “Students’ writing scores lower on computer tests”

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