Thursday, May 22, 2014

Critical Thinking? How disappointed would Socrates Be?

Reason to live | General | Times Higher Education

In the Theaetetus, Socrates asks "What is knowledge?" And having been
told that it is geometry and shoemaking and so forth, he replies, "You
were not asked what things there is knowledge of, nor how many sorts of
knowledge there are ... for our aim in asking was not to count the sorts
of knowledge but to know what knowledge itself is."

Asking the right questions is one half of knowledge.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

One Best Thing on the iTunes iBook Store Ran across this today from one of Apple's Distinguished Educators. iBooks created for use in the classroom. So much good information on the use of technology in the classroom.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cj's Instructional Systems Design Blog: Conceptual Models for Instruction

 Love that my favorite cognitive scientist / instructional designers are sourced for this infographic. Nice job!

Cj's Instructional Systems Design Blog: Conceptual Models for Instruction: Title: Conceptual Models for Instruction ID Basis: Learning Theory and Systems Theory Ever wonder what makes the difference be...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Will Accreditation Trump Diplomas?

Thinking about Accreditation in a Rapidly Changing World (EDUCAUSE Review) |

A new path for CBE accreditation would likely focus on three key areas:
  1. The learning outcomes or competencies—looking hard at the clarity of claims, definitions and rubrics, rigor, levels of mastery, scope of learning, the basis for the competencies, and more
  2. The assessment of mastery—looking hard at mastery assessment, validity, rigor, and more
  3. Integrity—looking hard at how the program ensures that the students taking the assessments are those who enrolled, that cheating and fraud are prevented, and that funding support is appropriate and goes to actual demonstrated learning