Design and the beauty of palimpsests

Design matters in education. Instructional design–the design of learning experiences–matters. Design is not a neutral activity. We design through our...

Plurilingualism and the Digital

The unconscious bias toward the monolingual and against the plurilingual is very much present in the digital realm. It has been frustrating to me as a language pedagogue that, at least at this moment in the development of digital tools such as WordPress, the screen serves to limit rather than amplify human plurilingualism.

Notes from the Road: Digital Pedagogy Lab 2017

This week, I have the decided honor of attending, along with my colleagues Amy Collier and Sean Michael Morris from...

This Week in ODL: July 31-Aug 4, 2017

Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute Next week, our weekly series This Week in ODL will be taking a week off due...

Discussing Discussions

On July 24, 2017, I had the opportunity to work with a group of instructors in an online environment. The...

This Week in ODL: July 24-28, 2017

Sean Michael Morris teaching at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute in Vancouver, BC This week Sean Michael Morris will be...

Reimagining the Syllabus

On July 10, 2017, I had the opportunity to work with a group of instructors in an online environment. The...

This Week in ODL: July 10-14, 2017

Study Abroad Contest The ODL has just officially launched our MiddCreate Study Abroad Contest page. The contest will take place this fall...

How to grow a band-like-thing-that-involves-instructional-designers [1]

[1] Note: How to Grow A Band is the name of the Punch Brothers documentary. Instructional designers get a raw deal....

Saying ‘No’ to Best Practices

The worst best practice is to adhere to, or go searching for, best practices. I have been in countless rooms...

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