This Week in ODL: Sept 11-15, 2017

Amy Collier Speaks at Council of Independent Colleges National Workshop On Thursday, September 7, Amy Collier presented a talk to...

Reading the LMS against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy, Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part article about critical pedagogy and the learning management system. You can find...

Reading the LMS against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy, Part One

“Education, which must never be neutral, can be at the service either of decision, of world transformation and of critical...

Pedagogical Implications of Modeling for Beginners

I have always loved working with beginners. I’m not entirely sure why, precisely; perhaps it has something to do with...

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...

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...

The locks on our bridges

This excerpt is from my talk with Sean Michael Morris and Amy Slay at Open Education 2016 about Critical Instructional...

Small dollhouse figure of a man sitting on a sand-colored beanbag.

Bean Bags in the LMS

Recently, I spoke with an English teacher at the University of Dayton who despaired over the cold, sterile environment the...