Inside Outside: Article Review on “No Significant Difference in Service Learning Online”

Since this was submitted inside of Blackboard you would not be able to see it. (Read below) I'm going to add my own extra commentary because in addition to a review of the article, I wanted to add reflection and commentary on what parts of the document might benefit an online instructor who is thinking of adding Service-Learning. I'm calling this inside outside because there is the technical, somewhat dry review, that a person can do and the 'rubber meets the road' approach. The Journal of Asynchronous…

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Graphics: static or moving? Wait! This is not the post you’re looking for…

This post to serve as article review #5. I've been on the hunt for a great article that might help me understand or support the idea that I have, as a visual learner, to include graphics in more or all of my modules to direct the student's attention to the objectives. I found an article that intrigued me because it discussed using animated gifs (over static images) to enhance comprehension. So I followed that rabbit trail and it led to another article, "The influence of visual cognitive style…

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Learner Centered Assessment

First posted 6/22 This post to serve as article review number one for Online Pedagogy. In the Use of Learner-Centered Assessment in US Colleges and Universities, Webb describes a utopia where instructors have given (through learner-centered assessment) “ a mechanism for prompt feedback to students, fosters collaboration with peers and faculty; and results in increased student-faculty contact.”  (Webb, 2012, p 203) I agree with the need for multiple drafts of written work and constructive feedback. Getting other students involved in group work and providing feedback is also a great idea. This is…

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Saving the World with Indigenous Pedagogy

Originally posted 6/12/2014 This post to serve as article review number two for Online Pedagogy. As one of the five article reviews for my Online Pedagogy course I submit the following: Marissa Carl Acosta posted to Google+ about this text. I saw it and immediately wanted to read parts of it. Grabbing a random chapter, I dove in. This text, by evidence of chapter five: Into Our Classrooms, has lessons each instructor and student can benefit from. Chapter five has several sections. I read both An Octopus in Every Lesson and…

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Birds of a feather – meta analysis

Original posted 7/09/2014 This is to serve as article review number three for Online Pedagogy Polly & Hannafin write extremely well. There are select items I particularly like about this article: the layout is clear, the type setting is much better than most I’ve seen. Of course this could be due to the Journal of Educational Research and not the authors. However, complimenting the layout or the writing of a research article is not getting to the guts of our analysis.Let’s dive in! The abstract lead me…

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Each One Teach One

This post to serve as article review number four for Online Pedagogy. In reading New Learning Environments for the 21st Century Exploring the Edge by John Seely Brown I came across formal methods for having students teach each other in a controlled environment. I found it so interesting I tracked down another similar article. While I admit I only read thoroughly through page 23 of 55 pages, what I read moved me. Around page 23 I started skimming looking for points that I wanted to read more about. Over…

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