2019 AECT Qualitative Inquiry Award

The 2019 AECT Qualitative Inquiry Award AECT has honored me with the 2019 Qualitative Inquiry Award for my phenomenological work on connectedness in personal learning networks. I will be accepting the award at the AECT International Convention in Las Vegas on October 22, 2019. At the convention, I will also be facilitating a roundtable discussion… Continue reading 2019 AECT Qualitative Inquiry Award

Seven Traits of PLEs for Designing Quality Online Programs

Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) are experienced as immersiveness in a complex adaptive system with characteristics of emergence, self-organization, adaptive coevolution, self-similarity, dynamic non-linearity, and systemic interconnectedness. In a technocracy, learners are immersed in a digital environment. What does this mean for designing quality online learning programs? Students do not unplug and they will need 24/7… Continue reading Seven Traits of PLEs for Designing Quality Online Programs

Towards a Model of Connectedness

Being connected in a personal learning network is experienced as motivation through the drive to always be-in-the-know, through the freedom to explore, through the feelings of esteem that come from belonging, and through the pursuit of self-actualization. Being connected in a personal learning network is experienced as learning through taking agentic action, forming personally meaningful… Continue reading Towards a Model of Connectedness

New Learning Technologies Minor!

The Learning Technologies Program launched a new Learning Technologies Minor this semester! Today we celebrated with an open house to welcome new students and introduce them to the interesting work and projects that are happening in the Learning Technologies Media Lab! It was great fun! Excellent prizes, good food, and the best community! A shout… Continue reading New Learning Technologies Minor!

The Power of an Hour

#hackertime day 3: working on theme and menu in a dedicated block of time. LT Dojo today in the LT Media Lab. Topic of the recent AECT international conference was discussed along with all of the LT presentations. Thank you to Hui, Jayden, Jennifer, and Angel. #LTrockstars!