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Five: Reflecting for Tomorrow’s Learning

In recent weeks, I have made several opportunities to speak to learning managers, instructional designers, and adult learning specialists about what it takes to ensure successful learning. I also have taken the opportunity to reflect on what Dr. Rorabaugh has been engaging us as learning professionals. This post looks at the culmination of experiences, scholarly…

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Six: Comparing D2L (and every other LMS I’ve used) to Canvas

I’ve worked with a few learning management systems (LMS) as well as the naïve cousin, the content management system (CMS). Drupal, Omni Update, WordPress, Joomla, are all CMS’s that I’ve had the pleasure or displeasure of using to develop web pages. I’ve also experienced the clunky old interface of WebCT—a noble product in its time,…

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Four: Connecting the Experience Connected Course

I think Bady (2012) makes several generalizations that does not provide the evidence the author previously mentioned. “The key difference between academics and venture capitalists, in fact, is not closed versus open but evidence versus speculation” (para. 13). Bady (2012) continues to cite that, “MOOCs are only better than nothing and speculation that this will…

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One Getting Started with Twitter

As Twitter began its surge in 2007 and waved into 2008, I went from client services to instructional design. I heard more about it from colleagues. I didn’t think much of it as a learning tool until about 2010. I started looking for options to improve my portfolio and a friend of mine from my…

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