Thoughts on teaching and learning by Owen Guthrie

Gamification Presentation

Presenter: Owen
Location: Media Site
Date: May 01, 2013
Time: 1:00pm AKDT

Humanity now plays three billion hours of technology-based games every week. How can some elements of these games be used to improve student engagement and learning outcomes? Gamification is an exciting and emergent topic in education, but it contains many misconceptions. We will talk about some of these misconceptions, and formulate an accurate view of the potential for gamification in education. We will also discuss types of […]

By |May 1st, 2013|Design, Gamification, Teaching Tip Live|0 Comments

The Future of MOOCs

I recently had the privilege of attending the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Online Spring Focus Session, “Learning and the Massive Open Online Course.” The novelty of MOOCs continues to hold significant interest, and the presentations and discussions provided a lot of good food for thought.

Surprisingly, considerable discussion continues to center around what exactly constitutes a MOOC – so much so that the acronym Massively Open Online Course Or Whatever (MOOCOW) was repeatedly proposed and […]

By |April 9th, 2013|MOOCs, Pedagogy|0 Comments

MOOC Reflections

Last semester I took Dr. Jeremy Adelman’s “History of the World Since 1300 AD” massively open online course (MOOC) offered by Coursera. As I began composing my reflections on the experience I found several excellent and extensive reviews of the course. The one I enjoyed the most is the 16 part review written by Jonathan Rees on his blog, “More or Less Bunk.”  Rees combs through the course and its pedagogical successes and (mostly) […]

By |January 28th, 2013|MOOCs, Pedagogy|2 Comments