#HumanMOOC, Unit 1: Instructor Presence

One of the great things about a MOOC is the options you have for flexibility. I’m not sure why I thought I’d have time to take a MOOC over the holidays… I didn’t. I worked partway through week/unit 1 of #HumanMOOC on time in mid-December and finished working through the material just last week after a pause of nearly a month. My primary take-away from this unit is that I’ve learned a lot about instructor presence before this MOOC. In Continue reading #HumanMOOC, Unit 1: Instructor Presence

#HumanMOOC, Take 2

Over 2 years ago, I started a MOOC addressing instructor and social presence in online courses, “Human Element: An Essential Online Course Component” (see my post on this). Ultimately, I had to dial back my involvement in the MOOC and dabble in the content. Today I started the updated version of this MOOC, now called “Humanizing Online Instruction: The #HumanMOOC,” that runs from today through mid-January. I anticipate that most of the course will be review for me based on Continue reading #HumanMOOC, Take 2

ED 650: GotS, A New Alternative

Guide on the Side: A New Alternative for Interactive Tutorial Creation ED 650 Current Issue Paper 5 While researching of interactivity of tutorials in fall 2014, I discovered an emerging technology in the form of a specific tool for tutorial creation that I found very exciting. Guide on the Side (GotS) is an open-source software program created by librarians at University of Arizona. Sult, Mery, Blakiston, and Kline (2013) describe GotS as a frame that overlays onto any website (such Continue reading ED 650: GotS, A New Alternative