publicó mensaje: Audrey Watters: What Every Techie Should Know About Education. http://www.hackeducation.com/2012/03/17/what-every-techie-should-know-about-education/
publicó mensaje: My thoughts on how this course went, and why: http://third-bit.com/blog/archives/4456.html. I'd be grateful for your feedback (either here, or as comments on that blog post). Thank you all for taking part --- I hope we'll have a chance to work together again some time.
publicó mensaje: Reminder: our final online meeting is today (March 15) at 10:00 Eastern time on IRC.
publicó mensaje: Hi everyone, It looks like 10:00 am Eastern time on Thursday March 15 works best for our final online meeting. I'll look for you all on IRC then. Cheers, Greg
publicó mensaje: Catherynne Valente's article has me thinking about the motivating examples we choose when we teach programming: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/02/life-with-and-without-animated.html.
publicó mensaje: Reminder: please fill in the Doodle at http://www.doodle.com/z6cr3yvs5rt85tq3 so that we can arrange our final online meeting for this course. It will include a post-mortem discussion of what went right, what went wrong, and how we could do better next time.
publicó mensaje: I have created a Doodle so that we can find a time for our fourth and final online meetup. Please go to http://www.doodle.com/z6cr3yvs5rt85tq3 and let us know when you're available.
publicó mensaje: Nice (thoughtful) exploration of the results of the Auburn, Maine study using iPads to teach: http://multiplepathways.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/responding-to-a-critique-of-auburns-ipad-research-claims/
publicó mensaje: Via Leigh Ann Sudol, a paper on motivation and learning: "The Four Phase Model of Interest Development" http://www.unco.edu/cebs/psychology/kevinpugh/motivation_project/resources/hidi_renninger06.pdf Thanks! Greg
publicó mensaje: Hi everyone, It looks like 10-11 am Eastern time on Wednesday, February 22, is the best time for our next online chat --- let's meet in IRC as before. Look forward to seeing you all there, Greg
publicó mensaje: Would Stack Underflow work? http://software-carpentry.org/2012/02/stack-underflow/
publicó mensaje: Let's meet online next week to discuss our third task --- I've created a Doodle poll at http://www.doodle.com/cfytitdedgwc4vpe, so please let us know when you're available. Thanks, Greg
publicó mensaje: Many thanks to the people who took part in yesterday's online meeting. There was a lot of good discussion, and plenty of new ideas to chew on. I think the most important was how lucky we are: we can assume our learners are highly motivated and actually want to do the work, which isn't true of battery-farmed learners in traditional top-down classrooms. That may mean our models only work for a minority of people, but there are lots of people in that minority we can help. Based on those discussions, I've written up Task #3: people can work on personalized projects to bring to the group in a couple of weeks, or double back and look at what the "big ideas" are that they're trying to convey. We'll aim to have it done in a couple of weeks.