REPOST: Improving university teaching, learning theory, and curriculum design

This post relates to my study of CCK11. I found an article I wrote two years ago regarding improving university teaching, learning theories and instructional (curriculum) design while studying instructional design through UManitoba.  I thought it was relevant to my current study of CCK11, and so am reposting so that it would be included in... Continue Reading →


Is it all just “Naval-Gazing”?

This blog post relates to my study of CCK11 and the study of learning theory. One of the week 1 readings is a document titled "What is Connectivism?"  George Siemens uses Ertmer's and Newby's "five definitive questions to distinguish learning theory" framework to produce a table comparing and contrasting Connectivism with 4 other prominent learning... Continue Reading →

Definition: Behaviourism

As part of my Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning, I am studying 4 popular learning theories. The first theory I am discovering is behaviourism. I have read an article by Melissa Standridge hosted on the Department of Eduational Psychology and Instructional Technology wiki, from the University of Georgia.  The article begins with a definition... Continue Reading →

Biggs: Revision of Chapter 1 – 3rd Edition

I thought I'd re-read through the initial chapters of Biggs' 3rd edition to see what has changed.  In fact, there were a couple of particularly interesting discussions added that were absent from edition 2. Biggs' has gone to great lengths to explain the history of outcomes-based education (OBE), and to separate his theories around constructive-alignment... Continue Reading →

Biggs: Reflection – Chapter 1

Introduction After reading through Chapter 1 of Biggs "Teaching for Quality Learning at University" 2nd Edn, I found myself identifying with almost everything he had to say.  Due to the size of this posting, I have broken it down into various sections. The changing landscape of tertiary education Biggs begins with an explanation of the... Continue Reading →

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