Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D.

Living at the intersections of education, technology, leadership, and policy.

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This week in learning innovation – 02.08.15

[This is the latest in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.] OK, OK, so I’ve completely failed at the whole “weekly” thing.  I’m… Continue Reading →

This week in learning innovation – 10.19.14

[This is the 3rd in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.] I had to scramble to find items to include this week…. Continue Reading →

Research and writing in the digital age: A #thoughtvectors Hangout and Twitter backchannel

Today, as part of the #thoughtvectors course, we held a Google+ Hangout with a couple of our awesome VCU librarians. We discussed some key concepts around the inquiry project, where students will be demonstrating their understanding of research and writing… Continue Reading →

Digital Investigations (and inquiry projects): The Gold Standard(s)?

For all stduents in UNIV200 at VCU, the culminating experience is an inquiry project. Given that the course is a “research writing” course, you can surmise that an inquiry project is, essentially, a project that involves research and writing. Typically,… Continue Reading →

Community matters

Remember when MOOCs, very specifically those offered through Coursera, Udacity, and edX (the so-called “xMOOCs”) were going to destroy higher education as we know it? Well, a funny thing happened… Turns out fancy content delivery platforms don’t get the job… Continue Reading →

(Online) learning in/at the margins

By now, our intentions of venturing into the MOOC space this summer are quite public. Privately, I have had the great fortune of planning/scheming with Gardner Campbell and Tom Woodward what that learning experience will look and feel like.  Last… Continue Reading →

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