Mar 13

MOOCs, Constructivism Unleashed #edcmooc

Maddie in My Mooc Adventure describes the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC experience well in her reflection. She does an excellent job describing the design of the course and how it was intended to operate. One point that resonated with me was how she discussed the fact that each participant could achieve their own learning objectives and engage in the content to different degrees. Continue reading

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Feb 19

Week 3: Dealing with a post humanist human

Looking at trends in the context of the post humanist. The more we are attached to technology the more we end up catering our life to technology rather than making technology make our life easier. 

Earlier this year I saw a post on facebook where the cartoon strip showed what people really got a phone for. Continue reading

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Feb 15

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Studying Children in Kindergarten

Last week I started another MOOC and in all honesty, between this #etmooc, #edcmooc, full-time job and family commitments, I’m struggling to squeeze it all in.  However, true to my nature I do the best that I can and from what I’ve learned from MOOCs already is that, “don’t let them overwhelm you!”

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Feb 15

Week 3: Reasserting the human

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Week 3 explores the importance of human nature and human ways of being in the context of using technologies in education.

Here are my thoughts: 

Human emotions and natural aptitudes cannot be replaced by technologies. According to researchers, those who often spend time with friends or families are healthier and live longer because social connection and interactions among humans not only bring joy and support but also reduce stress and risk of mortality. Continue reading

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