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Week 15: Connectivism

This week I read George Siemen’s article Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Even though it was written in 2004, the ideas and principles outlined in the article still hold true today. Siemens begins by providing an introduction … Continue reading

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Week 13: Distributed Cognitions

This week I read Distributed Cognitions by Roy Pea and John Seely Brown. They argue that intelligence is distributed across minds, persons, and the symbolic and physical environments. It is socially constructed through collaborative efforts and also found in artifacts … Continue reading

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Week 12: Personal Learning Environments (PLEs)

Last week in Digital Learning Theories my classmates and I all posted screencasts reviewing our personal learning environments (PLEs). Creating a PLE was important for me because I was getting overwhelmed with all of the different places I needed to … Continue reading

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Week 11: Snowflakes & Gifted Learning

So what do snowflakes have in common with gifted learning? After reading Snowflakes, Living Systems, and the Mystery of Giftedness by David Yun Dai and Joseph S. Renzuli I realized that there are similarities between snowflakes and gifted learning. According … Continue reading

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Week 10: Universal Design for Learning

This past week I read the article, “Universal Design for Learning,” by Dave L. Edyburn. I was already familiar with the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), however, the article was helpful in that it really clarified exactly what … Continue reading

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Week 9: Motivation in the Workplace

I have a whole new perspective on motivation after reading Patricia L. Hardre’s article, ” Beyond Two Decades of Motivation: A Review of the Research and Practice in Instructional Design and Human Performance Technology” and watching Dan Pink’s TED talk … Continue reading

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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

In response to the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr our class held an online debate using voice threads. I was placed on the team that argued that no, Google is not making us stupid. Prior to … Continue reading

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