Diigo Links 06/08/2009
Building Digital Discourse: Telling Academic Stories | EDUCAUSE
An EDUCAUSE Live presentation on Digital Storytelling
A critical examination of Blackboard’s e-learning environment: Stephanie J. Coopman
Blackboard’s e–learning system dominates the online learning software market. In this essay I critically examine the structure of Blackboard’s two online learning delivery systems, Blackboard 8.0 and Blackboard CE6. I identify ways in which the platforms both constrain and facilitate instructor–student and student–student interaction. I addition, I delineate features that sustain and challenge traditional power relationships in the classroom. I conclude with implications for online pedagogy and practical applications for instructors and students.
Designing Learning Spaces for Instruction, not Control : June 2009 : THE Journal
For instruction to move front and center of the process, teachers should walk into (physically and virtually) any learning space as a collaborator in that environment, aware that learning must take place, and thinking about connection and networking rather than lecture and silence. Additionally, if instruction were really to become front and center of learning space design, students would be as responsible as the instructor or the school janitor for how the room is set up based on the work that is to take place
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