Category Archives: Writing

Text to Speech (and back again) – Media in Education

This paper explores some readings and questions I’ve been working on for quite awhile. What is the relation of present-day educational media and technologies to the most basic and fundamental media of communication: text and speech? Unlike the forms that … Continue reading

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Curriculum, Instrumental Rationality and Tact

A presentation I’ve given in Leipzig at a conference on comparative curriculum and didactics. It outlines some of the basics of curriculum design and lesson planning in the North American context; In this presentation, I will describe curriculum, lesson plans … Continue reading

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Reviews for Forgotten Connections & The Place of the Classroom

Two  reviews are in for a couple of my book projects: The first is for The Place of the Classroom and the Space of the Screen (Peter Lang, 2011), which has just been reviewed by Robert Rosenberger at Georgia Tech for the … Continue reading

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The Disappearing Teacher –& Teaching

A new, special issue of the free, online journal, Phenomenology & Practice, is out. The theme of this issue is “the call of teaching.” One excellent article in the issue is by Gert Biesta. It looks at a question that has … Continue reading

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Relational Pedagogy and Teacher Personae Online

Claire Major from the U. of Alabama recently requested a short description for her forthcoming book, Teaching Online: Understanding and Managing Instructional Changes when Teaching with the Internet (forthcoming from JHU Press). She asked about the connection between the notion … Continue reading

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MOOCs, OER and PLAR: Prior Learning Assessment for Open Ed.

  Just got this open publication, co-authored with Christine Wihak, published in the journal Open Praxis. Here’s abstract, etc: Recent developments in OER and MOOCs (Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses) have raised questions as to how learners … Continue reading

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CanCore Archived – & some thoughts

I’ve revived the site for the CanCore Learning Object Metadata Initiative –complete with all the guidelines documents and updates to 2007. I’ve received the odd, periodic request for the guidelines in the last few years. It probably is a good … Continue reading

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Forgotten Connections: Forthcoming from Routledge!

I was pleased to learn this morning that Routledge has agreed to publish Forgotten Connections: On Culture and Upbringing! This is great news for a project that I’ve been working on (off and on) for a couple of years. This … Continue reading

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Article for Handbook of Distance Education

Alex Kuskis and I recently completed the final revisions to this article on “interaction” for the 3rd edition of the Handbook of Distance Education (proof version only). We worked on emphasizing the historical rooting of the concept in cybernetics and the … Continue reading

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Where does "Blended" End & Virtual Begin?

Just finished a paper that tries to draw a fine line between blended learning and fully online delivery. Even though “blended learning” was coined in the run-up to the dot-com frenzy at the turn of the century, it didn’t acquire … Continue reading

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