Author Archives: Cloudsyl

About Cloudsyl

Now a mid-Island observer of the Cloud

Planning for assessment

I’ve been stuck on how to improve our current assessment approach – we offer a five week open online course, based on the ISW (instructional skills workshop)   model. We focus on reflective practice, encouraging personal reflection on learning, and participants … Continue reading

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Storyboarding OOC: exploring collaborative, open course re-design

Did you ever hear the story about the emperor’s new clothes? Well, there is a certain sense of being naked when you start to share your course outline and publicly engage in revising, improving, tearing it apart. Thanks to Gabi … Continue reading

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Juggling MOOCs…

I’m learning to curb my inner magpie when it comes to all these juicy, flashy MOOCs and free learning opportunities that flow past my Twitter node or pop up in my RSS collection in Netvibes. I comfort myself by storing … Continue reading

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Permission to fail, to fall, to make mistakes…

What a great start to Unit 3: The World Wide Web – From Concept to Platform to Culture — a rich listing of resources to explore to learn more about the Web and to help us try to answer the … Continue reading

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In catch-up mode again…

Oct 10th was the final webinar for 9/29-10/12 Unit 2: Trust and Network Fluency (Leveraging your “Why”) of Connected Courses. I’d managed to fall behind on my reading/viewing so I wasn’t ready with good questions but I was able to … Continue reading

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Exposed learning vs learning in safe spaces…

Did you catch the Google Hangout with Michael Wesch, Cathy Davidson and Randy Bass on Monday? The End of Higher Education The topic was the purpose of higher education and the discussion ranged from shared stories to passionate declarations of … Continue reading

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Yes! I’ve done it again…

I keep hearing Grace Jones singing in my mind….”Yes, I’ve done it again, done it again, done it again…”  I couldn’t resist signing up for the most open course ever…”Connected Courses: Active Co-learning in Higher Education” sponsored by DML Hub … Continue reading

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