How often do we tuck ourselves in our own world with coffee cup in hand ready to meet the crisis of the week? I know in my own world, it is easy to stress about the little things. While the little things are important building blocks to address those large issues, we should often step back and examine how our work impacts the big picture. Are we arguing over semantics or making an impact? Are the semantics important to effective … [Read More]
Connectivism is best grasped as social learning theory rebranded for the digital age and communities of learning within that age. As a result, the theoryâ€™s principles remain steeped in social learning theory, while its application is adjusted for modern technology and the uniqueness of online communities. It is a difficult concept to truly investigate as it is still in development and there is much unknown about it. However, a guiding concept of connectivism is that it is a learning theory … [Read More]
Another busy quarter has come and gone! You may be thinking â€œbut the quarter doesnâ€™t end until December!â€ It is easier for my life to run on the quarterly world of Walden University that is set a full month off and before the normal calendar quarter. This is quite helpful since getting a doctorate certainly wipes out much of your life. Since you donâ€™t want a negative attitude towards something that requires such a time investment, I choose to go … [Read More]
It is exciting to see this long-planned study become action! Please see my website and check out the case study developed so far for the background. There is a downloadable PowerPoint that outlines the value of kanban in academic online group learning settings, as well as a downloadable essay that I wrote to provide context and planning for this case study. Meanwhile, here are the Cliff Notes of the project:
This may sound like it is something relevant only to academic curriculum and settings. It’s not! Adults, whether in at work learning on the job, in professional learning, or in school, experience emotional fears.
It is often assumed that the purpose of the online discussion forum is to replace the interaction available in face to face learning environments, but Levine (2007) suggests that it provides constructivist learning and community development that is not necessarily present in onsite learning. The connection between constructivism and community development is the construction of knowledge through collaboration. While this is a higher level of learning than the lower taxonomies of acquiring and understanding, it also provides a higher responsibility … [Read More]
The best uses for qualitative research inquiries has been a point of discussion during my research forum this quarter at Walden University. However, I felt this particular discussion was extremely relevant to how we should operate our every day learning in business or personal.
There are essential characteristics of experiential learning to note based on the observations of the Lewinian Model of Action Research, Deweyâ€™s Model of Learning, and Piagetâ€™s Model of Cognitive Development. All of these models have similar characteristics that result in the following conclusions presented by Kolb (1984):