Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In Search of Quality Teaching

As I conclude my coursework in EDLD 5318 and finish creating my first fully-online course, I've been tasked with some reflection on the course development process and how it relates both to my learning philosophy and the concepts of online learning and quality teaching in general.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Bring It On(line)

The completed draft of my professional learning plan's online course component has been submitted. It feels good to have it committed to a final form, if only to have something to revise later. As my mother has been fond of saying, "It's good to have a plan, if only to have something to deviate from."

Part of this week's assignment, related to the submission of the online course, was to consider what courses in my own school might be ripe for redesign into online courses. I didn't have to look far....

Monday, August 5, 2019

Details, Details

The first half of my professional learning plan's online course component is up and somewhat running--submitted for evaluation as part of my coursework in EDLD 5318: Instructional Design in Online Learning.

As I share my thoughts on this, you may want to buckle up and prepare to go down a metacognitive rabbit hole. Yes, I am aware that rabbit hole trips typically do not involve seat belts. My blog, my rules.

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Dirtying of Hands

Two-thirds of the way through my DLL master's program, and I feel like I'm finally getting to put all of my thoughts and ideas from my innovation plan into concrete form, designing the online course portion of the professional learning program I'm proposing. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Research In Action

In my most recent graduate coursework, I've been applying the principles of action research, as put forth by Mertler (2017), to my innovation plan and my professional learning plan. To complement those proposals, and to add to the body of research related to the creative process and the growth mindset, I have developed an action research plan, which I have laid out below, as well as in Google Doc form.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Learning From The Best, And Also From The Rest - Innovation Plan Update

As I have continued to develop and refine the innovation plan I have been working on as part of my graduate coursework, I've had the opportunity to learn from both the successes and the mistakes of others in their own innovation efforts. This research has led me to identify two key elements that I need to keep in mine as my innovation plan gets underway.