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 with my colleagues Angel Pazurek, Mark … Continue reading 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