Week 2 : What do you see as the promise of Open Learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?

Open learning is described as learning that occurs in a shared and transparent manner in which others can reuse, revise, remix, and/or redistribute the evidence of learning with others. (Graham, 2016)  Ironically, at the beginning of this school year, I came across the CK-12 Foundation, an Online Education Resource (OER) that is described in the … Continue reading Week 2 : What do you see as the promise of Open Learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?

Week 2: What is the link between “tinkering”, “hard play”, and “growth mindset”?

These terms are related.  According to Martinez and Stager , "Tinkering is a mindset – a playful way to approach and solve problems through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery. "  I suppose it doesn't take some researchers to define this term, but it makes it legitimate.  It was interesting to learn that there is a … Continue reading Week 2: What is the link between “tinkering”, “hard play”, and “growth mindset”?

Week 1 Reflection

I like the different view points for this week's essential question from my fellow classmates.  Emerging technology is an all encompassing phrase that describes a VAST array of materials, processes, and usable pieces in our everyday school day lesson.  The take a way for me this week is that there is too much emerging technology!  … Continue reading Week 1 Reflection

Do you believe Constructionism brings any new ideas to the table as a theory of education? Why or Why not?

To be honest, when I read the word constructionism, I was thinking about the word constructivism.  In fact they are related. This Changing Minds website page gives a very concise definition of both.  In fact, Piaget introduced constructivism and his student, Seymour Papert, introduced constructionism. I like the subtle difference between the two terms.  Constructivism … Continue reading Do you believe Constructionism brings any new ideas to the table as a theory of education? Why or Why not?