Search is a journey, not a destination.

Search is a journey, not a destination.

I have been trying to teach my students how to search the internet more efficiently for quite a while now, with limited success.  I used to spend a lot of time on keywords and understanding boolean logic and trying to find the magic query that would return the most relevant results.  I told them not … [Read more…]

Learning and re-learning

Learning and re-learning

I am a bit of a frustrated learner these days.  There are so many great learning opportunities available in the areas that interest me and I just don’t have the time to take advantage of them.  I wish I could participate in all the amazing #ETMOOC sessions or read the articles available through MIT’s Learning … [Read more…]


My brain loves to make connections.  As a result of #etmooc conversations, #ceetopen, #isabcpd13, and a variety of other online stimulli it is currently in overdrive, and the connections are happening fast and furious.  In this blog post I am going to try and share some of the connections I am making and hopefully in … [Read more…]

Where does content live in connected learning?

In the vlog I posted below I finish by stating that I think we can’t just forget about content and the value of content expertise, we need to figure out what role it plays in a connected learning environment.  I plan on posting the following question to the #ETMOOC Google plus group soon, but wanted … [Read more…]

Reflections on the Nature Trail

I have enjoyed poking around on the margins of the #ETMOOC course currently underway.  A couple vlogs by Ben Wilkoff and Scott Hazeu have made me think and I decided to try and put some of my ideas into a vlog of my own.

Late to the #ETMOOC party

I wasn't going to join this MOOC. I didn't know how I could possibly carve any extra time out of my day to participate. This year has been very much about my face to face relationships and putting energy into the people around me. As a result my online efforts have diminished. But then I … [Read more…]