Monthly Archives: February 2012

Socrates reads a book

This week’s readings focused on two different styles of engaging students, fellow professionals, and library users with a text: the book club and the Socratic seminar. I haven’t been a member of a book club for many years (though I … Continue reading

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Educational Games & Structure

A large portion of class this past week was spent revisiting the topic of ‘gaming and learning’ that we were introduced to (but then didn’t really discuss) two weeks ago in watching the TED talk from Jane McGonigal on “How … Continue reading

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Transferring Connections

So, in my last post I talked about how I was making some connections on the “assessment” front between many of the things I’ve done in the past (assessing and/or studying others) and what I’m picking up from the lessons … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Asking for Assessment

This past week in class, we started out by watching a video of Jane McGonigal giving a TED Talk on how gamers can save the world. Connecting to our previous class discussions, this was quite interesting because it highlighted the … Continue reading

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Information Literacy :: Learning from Each Other

Last week in class we watched several of our class’s completed screencasts and discussed them, then we discussed the (way to huge to fit into a couple hours) topic of information literacy. I really enjoyed seeing the other folks’ screencasts. … Continue reading

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Learning Environments: Is the Digital World the Place Where the Humanities Finally Come Together?

This week’s readings were a chapter from How People Learn on instructional environments and an article by D. Royce Sadler on formative assessment and instructional design (1989). These readings both discussed the importance of designing both curricula and environments to … Continue reading

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